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Friday, 21 November

Argentina to Nationalize Pension Funds[Washington Post]
Argentina's Senate on Thursday night gave final approval to the government's plan to nationalize the private pension system in an attempt to protect retirement investments from the international financial crisis.

Thursday, 20 November

Argentine Tax Agency Releases Free Video Game[The Argentine Post]
The national tax agency, AFIP, on Thursday released a free video game for your entertainment pleasure. I haven’t had a chance to play the game, but I must admit it looks kinda cool. In th...

Argentina's Tennis Time Has Come[As Belgrano Byrnes...]
Argentina has a chance to finally grab tennis' most prestigious team trophy this weekend when they face Spain in the Davis Cup final. The championship is being played indoors and not on the dusty...

Window Washers[Buenos Aires Photographer]
Window washers cleaning a posh, new high rise in Belgrano. They look like they're having fun.

Wednesday, 19 November

Where Appliances Go to Die…[micheleandtom.com]
and other evolutionary dead ends in the home. This place is a wonder of old fashioned technology. Pictured to the left is the light switch/maid switch combo that is located in the bathro...

Hero of the Two Worlds[SaltShaker]
There is around the name of Garibaldi a halo which nothing can extinguish: a whole life devoted to one object - his country; a name consecrated by deeds of honor, first abroad, and then at hom...

Argentine writers to read in Spanish (& maybe in English someday)[Buenos Aires, City of Faded Elegance]
Wandering the bookstores in Buenos Aires, looking for good fiction by an Argentine writer but you’re already read enough of Borges, Bioy, & Cortazar? A local foundation has compiled a cata...

Link[Buenos Aires Daily]
I took this shot close to the Avenida Santa Fe and the Bondstreet Galeria .

Tuesday, 18 November

Where Is The Argentine Peso Headed?[The Argentine Post]
Those of you who have U.S. dollars stashed away or make your living in a foreign currency may have been delighting at the peso’s decline in recent months. A weaker peso means your dollars...

Spare Change? There's None in Buenos Aires[Time]
Each daily transaction from shopping at the supermarket to riding a bus involves careful planning, literally down to the last cent. Reason: there are not enough coins in circulation in Argentina's capital to make change.
 
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