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Wednesday, 02 March 2016

Nisman Case: Ex-Spy’s Testimony Changes Course of Investigation[The Argentina Independent]
The judge also opened a new investigation into Fein after Stiuso claimed that the prosecutor previously in charge of the case had not documented his full testimony when previously cited, though he had signed off his own declaration at the time.

Diagonal Sur: A Crash Course In Contemporary Argentine Art[The Bubble]
“Diagonal Sur”, the new exhibit at Centro Cultural Borges, attempts to honor those artists. Because the works on display are part of a private collection owned by an individual proprietor (renowned plastic surgeon Esteban Tedesco) some of the most important contemporary artists, like Guillermo Kuitca and Luis Felipe Noé, are absent. However, the collection does feature almost four hundred pieces of Argentine art produced in the last thirty years, and still provides an incredible opportunity to ...

And the Winners Are… Argentina Wine Awards 2016[The Argentina Independent]
The four regional winners of the evening were Bodega El Esteco, from the North, for their Serie Fincas Notables Tannat, 2013; Bodegas Salentein, from the Mendoza region, for their Numina Gran Corte, 2013; Pyros Wine, from the San Juan region, for their Pyros Single Vineyard Malbec, 2013; and Riccitelli Wines, from Patagonia, for their Riccitelli Old Vines Semillon, 2015.

Sorry Axel, Argentina’s Settlement With Holdouts Is Positive[The Bubble]
Former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner walked away from negotiations with the holdouts not because reaching a resolution was impossible, but because it was more politically beneficial for her to do so. She sold herself as the hero defender of Argentina against evil external powers seeking to destroy the country. She distorted the facts and it worked.

The Most Important Moments From Macri’s State of The Nation Address[The Bubble]
However, in order to eliminate both laws, Cambiemos will need to reach a deal with other parties in both congressional houses to form quorum (the number of legislators necessary to hold session) since it does not have a majority in Congress to singlehandedly pass a law.  In exchange for their votes lifting the two laws, deputies from other parties will probably demand funds for public works in the provinces they represent. Macri’s administration will face an uphill battle convincing legislators

Paleontologists Might Have Discovered a new 'Jurassic World' in Argentina[Latin Post]
Monte Fitz Roy stands in Los Glaciares National Park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on December 2, 2015 in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the third largest ice field in the world. The majority of the ...

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Rubio's Billionaire Wins Ransom from Argentina[Dissident Voice]
Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, attempted to stop Singer's predatory act, but Singer did a brilliant end-run: he used his cash to help elect a new President in Argentina that would jump to his tune and pay him billions. Now, he's attempting to ...

Top 5 Palermo Wine Bars: Wine Tasting For The Rest of Us[The Bubble]
Bread and wine – everyone’s favorite pair. Add to that a cozy and convivial setting, warm and welcoming owners, a couple great cheeses, an efficient Wi-fi connection and you have the recipe for your new favorite hangout in Buenos Aires. Good news is all of this actually exists at the very heart of Palermo. This little café and wine bar opened about 3 years ago and quickly became famous for its unique sourdough bread. Simple yet creative sandwiches served on their delicious

Muggles, pack your bags, there's a Harry Potter inspired cafe in Argentina[Mashable]
As Harry Potter fans know, Felix Felicis is a very special potion, one that confers luck onto the drinker and success in everything they try for a time. It's also, however, the name of a very special cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that's just a ...


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Argentina Is the Next Big Opportunity for Emerging Markets Investors[TheStreet.com]
Although it is known for the tango, Argentina is familiar with another dance: the limbo. Money managers have watched as the country has descended lower and lower in terms of its stature as an investment location. But that may be changing.

Feature: Capilla del Monte -- Argentina's capital of alien life[Xinhua]
Each year thousands of visitors flock to the small Argentinean town of Capilla del Monte, hoping to catch sight of an alien life -- and they don't go away disappointed. The town's annual Alien Festival, held in mid ...

Friday, 26 February 2016

CFK summoned as suspect of fraud[Buenos Aires Herald]
Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner will have to appear before Federal Judge Claudio Bonado to be questioned as a suspect of fraud for the sale of dollar futures during her term in office in what appears to be the first criminal investigation to place the former head of state in the spotlight along with other top officials.

Buenos Aires: Where to Shop[Inside Buenos Aires]
alpargatas, but also of top range product by the local design talents, and vintage and antique goods. So, whether you’re on a thrift or splurge spree, here is a small guide to Buenos Aires: where to shop.

Why Is It So Significant That Sáenz Declared That Nisman Was Murdered?[The Bubble]
Dead in his home on January 18th of last year from a single gunshot to the head, just hours before he was meant to provide evidence against then President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for allegedly attempting to cover up Iran’s alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing. Nisman believed the Argentine President had hopes of repairing trade relations with Iran in order to import Iranian oil, and for this reason swept evidence under the rug.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Apple Is This Close To Coming To Argentina[The Bubble]
under strict legislation and conditions. Products, especially cellphones, had to be assembled in Tierra del Fuego, Southern Patagonia (despite the fact that all the parts were still imported). The idea behind this move was that it would protect local jobs and curb Argentinas ever-increasing import bill. Most companies, including Motorola and Samsung, adopted the new conditions, but not Apple, which designs all of its products in Cupertino ...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

What’s the beef? Our insider’s guide on the best cuts to order and where in Buenos Aires.[therealargentina.com]
This new kid on the chopping block has become the hottest reservation in town thanks to its choice smoked cuts, a relative novelty in the Argentine capital. A bijou space in Palermo, pull up a stool next to the grill for a close-up or sit next to the graphic meatpacker backdrop.

What You Need To Know About Today’s Workers’ Union Strike And Protest[The Bubble]
This latest item is a new addition from the past few days. And although ATE leader Hugo Godoy said there will not be any roadblocks or picket lines today, this protest will probably be quite interesting since this is the first time the protest protocol is to be implemented.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Burgers in the Outfield[SaltShaker]
papas bravas promised on the menu) are soft, squishy, and as cold as the center of the burger. A couple of bites and I push it away, ask for the check, pay and leave. That was a bust.


Just a few blocks away I head into the much touted Francis Platz, Quesada 1892, fully into Nuñez now. Theres one huge picnic table down the center of the room, and some bar stools at counters around the wall. That wall is covered with the names of every Francis they could apparently think of, and range from the p

Buenos Aires Theatre Scene: An Interview with Gustavo Schraier[The Argentina Independent]
... oversupply of theatre shows. In one weekend, there can be 400 shows on offer. And that’s not proportional to the amount of public that actually goes to the theatre. This is an issue that goes beyond a specific crisis or trend.

Ancient armored mammal from Argentina was a huge armadillo[Business Insider]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA coaxed out of a 12,000-year-old fossil from Argentina is providing unique insight into one of the strangest Ice Age giants: a tank-like mammal the size of a small car with a bulbous bony shell and a spiky, club-shaped tail.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Wine in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Ultimate Guide[Gringo in BA]
Argentina’s main wine regions sit in the foothills of the Andes. The most important of them all is Mendoza, a province that is responsible for around 80 percent of the country’s wine production. It’s the go-to place for wine tourism, and the arid, sunny and almost rain-free climate makes it the ideal place for growing Malbec grapes. Within the province are four distinct regions: Eastern Mendoza, Luján de Cuyo, Uco Valley and Maipú.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Mick Jagger Said He Bought A Place In Chacarita. Everyone Freak Out[The Bubble]
Un dos ambientes! Also oddly specific. For the sake of constructing a good joke, thats just too much information. But for the sake of practicality, well, hes a rock star and needs appropriate storage space for his skintight leather trousers. Makes. Perfect. Sense. Another point for Its true!
 
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