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Monday, 15 June

Teatro Colón 2009 Season[My Buenos Aires Travel Guide]
The Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires will remain closed for renovations during 2009. However, the program of activities of the theater's companies continues at an alternative venue, the Teatro Coliseo...

About 11.000 people live in the streets of Buenos Aires[Buenos Aires Herald]
According to global NGO Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) around 11.000 people living in the Argentine capital are homeless. Official numbers are very different.

How to speak like an Argentine: slang and other words.[Examiner.com]
My most embarassing mistake was when I used a verb that is very common in Spain. Coger means to grab, take, or pick up. Needless to say it is a frequently used word...

Sunday, 14 June

Despite Gov’t Condemnation, Clarín Remains No. 1[The Argentine Post]
In April Clarín sold an average of 353,553 papers a day, easily making it the country’s No. 1 newspaper. That puts Clarín well ahead of La Nación, which sold just 153,226 papers on average per day in April.

Vertical Green[Buenos Aires Photographer - Big Photos of Buenos Aires]
Spiral staircase and Palo Borracho

long way down[Yillabean]
I've written before about some of the dangers in b.a. . here is another... my elevator door doesn't always lock. yesterday when i stepped out of my apartment i pushed the button to call the ele...

Bill Clinton gets a Private Lap Dance at Cocodrilo[CaracasGringo]
During his visit to Buenos Aires Bill Clinton also visited the Cocodrilo night club, where Andrea Rincón, the star of Big Brother show, offered him a private table dance...

Benefits of tango therapy for mental disorders or addictions[World of Science]
Agency Science Press describes the work of a Argentine psychologist on workshop of "tango therapy", where dancing is treatment of mental or physical illness.

Saturday, 13 June

How little I know of this city[Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance]
Last night I took a taxi from Recoleta out to Liniers, a barrio on the southwestern edge of the capital district of Buenos Aires. I tend to think that I know Buenos Aires very well, but in the cab ri...

Something Old, Something New[SaltShaker]
Chinese people say Marco Polo brought noodles from China back to Italy and Italians say they had noodles before that. All this has been based on documentary material, on personal accounts and ...

Buenos Aires Herald Book[GoodAirs: More than a bad translation of "Buenos Aires"]
While it may not seem like much these days, during Argentina's "Dirty War" the Buenos Aires Herald stood up heroically against the dictatorship when few others in media did. The editor at the t...

The Doors: A Buenos Aires Photo Essay[Argentina's Travel Guide]
Living in South America is a slow, rumbling reminder of revolutions , dead socialistas, and the rise and fall of past dictators.* A long history of violence, uncertainty and upheaval can dominate th...

The Tangled Webs of Leopoldo Lugones[To the Roots]
Today (135 years ago) Leopoldo Lugones, an archetype of Southern Cone descent from socialist leanings in the late nineteenth century ... , was born in Córdoba, Argentina.

Code-shares, stopovers can lower costs[Dallas News]
Latin American carrier LAN offers code-share flights with American Airlines from Dallas to Buenos Aires. We found that LAN was charging $575 round trip, but American was charging $1,080 round trip for the same flight.
 
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