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Friday, 14 November 2014

The changing face of Catholic Argentina [Buenos Aires Herald]
The Catholic country of Argentina is increasingly becoming one that is no longer so strictly defined by the Vatican-based faith. The number of Argentines describing themselves as Catholics between 1970 and 2014 fell by 20 percentage points to 71 ...

John Simpson: why I love Argentina[Telegraph.co.uk]
Sure, the economy staggers from one crisis to the next, politics is a century-long disaster, and it’s a long time since there was a sensible president. Yet the cultural life of Buenos Aires thrives regardless. The bookshops are full of new novels, new poetry, new books of essays. Argentina has the highest number of book-buyers ...

Art v. Repression[ Southern Cone Travel]
former Escuela de Mecánica de la Armada (ESMA), the notorious torture center of Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship that cost his mother her life. ... on this visit, his goal was to help complete a memorial mural (pictured above) at the site.

The Iguazu Tease[SaltShaker]
We do a lot of shopping at Disco supermarket. ... a few years ago we decided to not spend the points and let them accumulate, for a trip. And a month or so ago we broke a million points (we get 7 points for every peso we spend, you can do the math), and a trip to Puerto Iguazu stared us in the face for 988,889 points (no idea, really). We booked it...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Never mind Pope Francis, many in Argentina hold faith with folk saints[Fox News Latino]
In his humble neighborhood of tin shacks, dirt roads and a towering garbage dump, Carlos Márquez has found a reason to give thanks on the 8th of every month. On that date, the ex-convict opens the door to a sanctuary he...

Argentina Judge Summons Bieber for Questioning[ABC News]
An investigative judge in Argentina is summoning Justin Bieber for questioning. Bieber has been accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a South American tour last year. Judge Facundo Cubas asked...Justin Bieber: Prosecutor Wants Arrest, Argentina Court Summons Over Alleged ...

International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2014[BA Travel Guide]
Between November 19th and November 24th, 2014, The International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ.14 presents a program of concerts by national and international artists that will offer the best of jazz in all its forms. The program of BAJ.14 will be divided into different sections:International Concerts: The opening night at Usina del Arte, on Wednesday, November 19th, at 8.30 pm, will feature the American guitar player Pat Martino and his Organ Trio_Other international figures that will be present a

Argentine Judge Going After Spanish Fascists From Franco Era[ The Bubble]
A Federal Judge in Buenos Aires has issued arrest and extradition orders for 20 Spanish nationals who held positions or were otherwise involved with General Francos fascist dictatorship in Spain. Maria Servini de Cubria cited the concept of universal jurisdiction and demanded the 20 ex-members of the Franco dictatorship should be extradited to Argentina to stand trial for a host of alleged human rights abuses.

Six O’clock Tea: How Buenos Aires Society Does Fashion[ The Bubble]
Its five oclock at La Rural. Its pouring outside. Insideis all-white and garden-themed. You can hear the murmur of models talking amongst themselves, taking group selfies and giggling their way through their pre-catwalk nervousness from backstage. The Max Factor makeup artists are busy at work, applying makeup on Benito Fernandez, one of the most important designers in the Buenos Aires fashion scene. Fernandez looks every bit the part ina classic cut dark blue jeanwithnavy blazer over a light ...

Mapuche Community Given 'Benetton Land' Titles[The Argentina Independent]
The terrain is part of 900,000 hectares that were sold to the Benetton corporation in 1991, in a deal that the Mapuche have always called illegal. The community was evicted from the land in 2002, but returned to occupy it in 2007. The decision to hand the titles back to ...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Best Cocktails for Summer in Buenos Aires[ The Real Argentina]
The jacarandas are in bloom, the sun is back in business and Buenos Aires never looked so pretty. That means summer’s just around the corner, and to ensure the season isn’t marred by paper umbrellas ruining your cocktail’s aesthetic, I’ve taken the trouble to taste-test SS14/15’s hottest yet coolest brand-new cocktail lists just for you.

Buenos Aires Pride organisers slam city government for refusing to provide security[PinkNews]
Buenos Aires pride organisers have criticised the city government for not providing police security during the march planned for Saturday. According to teleSUR, a committee of 30 LGBT groups have signed the joint statement calling the government's ...

Saturday, 08 November 2014

Here’s a Guide to Creamfields Buenos Aires 2014[ The Bubble]
You better all be bracing yourselves for Creamfields 2014, Liverpools second favorite export, which will be hitting Buenos Aires today.
Widely heralded/self-proclaimed as the most important electronic music festival in the world (maybe even in South America), this year you can expect an estimated hoard of nearly 80,000 party animals to gravitate their way down towards the Autódromo de Buenos Aires in Villa Lugano.

Friday, 07 November 2014

"Transform waste into art" exhibition held in Argentina[Xinhua]
Visitors pose in front of sculptures during an exhibition in the forecourt of the San Martin Square, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 7, 2014. According to local press, the exhibition contains over 70 sculptures made completely of plastic waste.

Government Tightens Border Controls for 'False Tourists'[The Argentina Independent]
Immigration Department has established new border controls to determine whether foreign citizens who enter Argentina should really be classified as tourists. The additional controls will be applied to people suspected of being ‘false tourists’, that is, those seeking the standard three-month tourist visa but entering the country for reasons other than the defined criteria of “rest and recreation”. In case of any doubts regarding the purpose of

Museums Night in Buenos Aires 2014[Buenos Aires 4U]
La Noche De Los Museos 2014: enjoy this cultural night without spending a penny / source
You know what they say: the night is young! So, on November 15th, grab a red bull and head off to the streets of Buenos Aires at night to visit its amazing museums. Então, no próximo dia 15, inclua nessa lista visitar os museus de Buenos Aires! Once a year, more than 200 cultural centers of the city open their doors to offer something unusual: the culture and history for everyone willing to enter, and best

Thursday, 06 November 2014

Buenos Aires’ Quirkiest Design Spaces[ The Real Argentina]
It doesnt take a design buff to see that Buenos Aires is an architectural wonderland and a melting pot of styles and influences. And behind the impressive gothic, Art Deco and other facades, there are some equally impressive interior spaces where every last design detail has been carefully considered, from industrial-style boutiques and bars to showrooms hidden in secret gardens. Come with us inside some of the quirkiest design spaces in the city.

Mataderos Fair moves for one day to Avenida de Mayo[BA Travel Guide]
On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, the traditional Mataderos Fair, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, moves to Avenida de Mayo to offer a festival that will feature craft stalls, regional products, parades of carriages and horse riders, and folk music shows. The event, similar to the Fair held every Sunday in Mataderos, will take place from 11 am to 8 pm on Avenida de Mayo between Bolivar Chacabuco, in downtown Buenos Aires.Several music shows will be presented on the main stag

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

The musical key to keeping Argentina dancing the tango[BBC News]
Argentina may be the nation which gave tango to the world, but the dance has been at risk of a quiet future in its homeland. The threat has come not due to any decline in interest among Argentines, because - by contrast - the popularity of dancing ...

Wednesday, 05 November 2014

“Night of the Record Stores” Hits The City on Thursday[ The Bubble]
Calling all hipsters! This Thursday, November 6th is Buenos Aires´ sixth annual ¨Night of the Record Stores or La Noche de las Disquerías for those too cool for translations. If you happen to find any time free between dusting vinyls and pondering Proust, the evening appears to be shaping up to be a wet dream for those nostalgic for a time before iTunes or Spotify.

Monday, 03 November 2014

Argentina teacher suspended: Student has sex with teacher in shocking video - Examiner.com[Examiner.com]
with one of her students, and realizes later on that she is being filmed ...Teacher, 26, Caught In Argentina Having Sex With Pupil, 16, After Teen ...malaysiandigest.comThe Fake Hot Teacher Sex Tape That's Sweeping the Int

2014 Record Stores Night[BA Travel Guide]
The record stores of Buenos Aires will remain open during the night of Thursday, November 6th, 2014, for the 6th Record Store Night (Noche de las Disquerías) an event similar to the "Record Store Day" celebrated in different cities around the world.There will be three circuits to enjoy free live shows and important discounts at the participating music stores:DOWNTOWN CIRCUIT:Zivals – Av. Callao 395Live shows:6:00 pm: Cucuzza Castiello6:45 pm: Hernán Brienza with Alejandro Guyot and Edgardo Gonzá

La Feria de Mataderos[Noruega en Argentina]
One of the nicest ways to spend a tourist Sunday in Buenos Aires is visiting the Feria de Mataderos, a beautiful fair that takes place in the city but celebrates traditional country culture and traditions. Mataderos is a neighborhood in the western part of the City of Buenos Aires. The fair is very large and you can enjoy a variety of activities: Eating: You can buy choripan (sausage sandwiches) and other cuts of meat from many different stalls. Pick the one with the longest line! You can also

The most important cars for Argentina - Buenos Aires Herald[Buenos Aires Herald]
The Japanese brand became the star of the show when it presented the HR-V, a SUV from the compact segment. It will be built in Argentina from the beginning of 2015 to go on sale in the second quarter. The new generations of Fit and City, the remodelled...

Monday, 03 November 2014

Tales From The Telo: Two American Girls' Perspective on Sex Motels[The Bubble]
Sitting in a casual café in Recoleta, Sarah and Jessica mull over the possibilities for their Friday night. On one hand, they can go to their favorite bar to scope out some men. On the other, they can hit up their back-ups over text message and just cut to the chase. Either way, it’s been a few nights, and the two girls are keen to "get ratchet."

Sunday, 02 November 2014

My Love-Hate Relationship with Argentina[Vagrant Violet]
Before I came to Buenos Aires, a part of my role as an ESL teacher was to aid immigrants and other non-native English speakers in acclimating to life in the United States. After all, living abroad in a country, no matter what the circumstances, is never easy. Throw in a totally new language, and seemingly mundane things become highly formidable. How could I have known that now, many years later, I would presently find myself in their shoes, attempting to make sense of what my life has become ...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival (BARS) Begins This Week[The Bubble]
Eagerly anticipated news for porteño friends of murder and mayhem – the annual Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre international horror film festival (BARS) commences this week! Entering into its 15th year, the festival is sure to have the most depraved of Buenos Aires crawling from their shadowy abysses to celebrate this anniversary in horror cinephilia.

Saturday, 01 November 2014

Berni super-exhibit at MALBA[Buenos Aires Herald]
Antonio Bernis two main characters and their life stories formed skilfully by the Argentine master are on view at the MALBA until February 23.

Four big telcos win 4G cell phone bid[Buenos Aires Herald]
The days of dropped calls and crawling mobile Internet speeds might be coming to an end as the federal government has received offers for more than US$2.2 billion at the auction to run the countrys 4G spectrum.

'I've tried to explain Argentina abroad'[Buenos Aires Herald]
Cox, the Heralds ex-editor and icon of resistance to the last dictatorship, arrives at the coffee shop a couple of minutes before scheduled, carrying a copy of the Herald and also takes a minute or two to look at the Pgina/12 front page. Then he starts talking about Buenos Aires and the last 55 years of Argentine history. Times that made him a witness but also a survivor.

Killing time[Buenos Aires Herald]
Argentine politics feels like one big waiting room. You know how it is. Nobody wants to wait. But wait you must. Every one is waiting for something. Most are waiting to see exactly how the second consecutive mandate of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will end next year when she is not allowed to run for re-election.

Argentina asks Spain to arrest 20 Franco-era officials[BBC News]
An Argentine judge has asked Spain to arrest and extradite 20 former officials accused of abuses during the military rule of General Franco. They cannot be tried in Spain because of an amnesty law but the officials could be prosecuted in Argentina.

Saturday, 01 November 2014

First Ever Barbie Doll Themed Hotel Opens In Argentina[MyFox Philadelphia]
The room is pretty in pink complete with a vanity, decorative Barbie beds, a cool Barbie closet and more. It's also adorned with Barbie dolls and a big screen TV that runs Barbie movie marathons. The lobby boasts a giant pink high heel. The rooms cost ...

121st Argentine Open Polo Championship[BA Travel Guide]
Saturday, November 15, 2014, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the 121st Argentine Open Polo Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo, or simply "El Abierto"), that will take place until December 6th, 2014. This tournament, held every year at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar.
 
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