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Friday, 31 October 2014

It's Ragtime Festival time in Recoleta[Buenos Aires Herald]
Tuxedoed orquestas tpicas performing melancholy tango is the bread and butter of Buenos Aires music scene. So imagine the shock when a posse of US jazz musicians circled Plaza Alvear in a couple of Progressive Era pickup trucks. They are here for a three-day music marathon celebrating the syncopated, ragged rhythm of the genre, born in the Deep South at the end of the nineteenth century.

Penguin trips over rock in front of tourists in Argentina[Telegraph.co.uk]
A funny video has emerged of a penguin tripping over a rock in front of a crowd of tourists. The footage - captured last month in Patagonia, Argentina - shows a Magellanic penguin faceplanting over the rock before picking itself up and continuing its ...

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Obama isn't to blame for Argentina's economic woes[Washington Times]
But Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, blames “vultures [that] look a lot like the eagles of empires” for a New York judge's order that Argentina must pay its debts to Americans. Mrs. Kirchner wants everyone to think that the...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Remember When A Hedge Fund Impounded Argentina's War Ship[Business Insider]
Ghanaian Court says la Fragata Libertad, a war vessel impounded in the Ghana in the fall of 2012, "escaped" before it was legally released. Additionally, the Argentine government owes $15 million to the group of hedge funds that had the boat impounded in the first place.

Argentina overhauls 1972 telecom law - Business News Americas[Business News Americas]
Argentina's SeCom department has drafted a new telecom bill taking into account developments in convergent technologies and allowing operators to have a single concession license for multiple fixed and mobile telephony, TV, and Internet services.

'Messed up' Argentina a great buying opportunity[Reuters]
Argentina's ongoing debt worries and soaring inflation might be scaring some investors away, but those very factors make the South American country appealing, Mark Yusko, head of the $4 billion Morgan Creek Capital...and more

Rains and winds lash Buenos Aires province, Argentina[BBC News]
BBC NewsRains and winds lash Buenos Aires province, ArgentinaBBC NewsTorrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina have caused severe flooding, damaged homes and forced dozens of people to evacuate. The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, was also affected, with flight delays and cancellations at its two airports.Storm causes damage, power outages, traffic jams in Argentina.

The Best Argentine Chimichurri Recipe[Pick Up The Fork]
I dont know why, but I always end up bringing dried cheap chimichurri packets back to the US as gifts, even though I know no one ever uses it. My mom has about 12 that she has accumulated over the years, dusting in a spice drawer (it didnt even make it to spice rack status) []

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wines of Argentina make a strong showing[Los Angeles Times]
Maybe I've been unlucky, but I've tasted so many indifferent Malbecs lately that the idea of attending a tasting of wines from Argentina didn't exactly set my heart racing. But I found myself, albeit somewhat reluctantly, last Wednesday at a trade and ...

Argentina Removed From Money Laundering 'Gray List'[Insightcrime.org]
A global financial crime watchdog has removed Argentina from a gray list of countries that aren't doing enough to fight money laundering, but a lack of convictions and persistent allegations that close associates of the president are involved in ...

Monday, 27 October 2014

Arbus aims to break airport shuttle monopoly[Buenos Aires Herald]
A new state-run company is making inroads into the long-forgotten market of pre and post-flight passenger travel in Buenos Aires, already offering cheap rides to and from the citys Jorge Newbery Airport, also known as Aeroparque, and with plans to expand into the whole country.

'Gov't does not seek to persecute foreigners'[Buenos Aires Herald]
Police officers risk their lives to stop criminals who get out of jail five minutes after they are caught and then wait for a trial that never comes, Security Secretary Sergio Berni has said defending the bill that aims at speeding up judicial process and involves the possibility of deporting foreigners when they are caught committing a crime.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Falklands War 2? Argentina's new fighters a serious threat[The Week UK]
Argentina's announcement that it plans to acquire 24 Saab Gripen fighter-bombers caused scarcely a ripple in the headlines last week, and so far has produced no reaction from Whitehall. It should. The purchase calls the bluff on Britain's current ...

First Buenos Aires Ragtime Festival[BA Travel Guide]
"Buenos Aires Ragtime", the first international festival dedicated to this musical genre in the city, will take place from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014, at Centro Cultural Recoleta Junin 1980, with free entrance to the public.Ragtime is a rhythmic, syncopated musical genre previous to jazz, that was born in Mississippi on the last decade of the XIX century.Five of the most outstanding musicians from USA will be participating in the festival: Brian Holland, Brian Wright, Danny Coots, Larisa

Monday, 27 October 2014

Nestor Kirchner:The Man Who Changed the Face of Argentina[teleSUR English]
The history of Kirchner is a long one, but one could start after the mass protests of December 20, 2001, calling for all politicians to be fired when Argentina entered a new and critical phase of the political, social and economic crisis that had been ...

More Noir? Detective Fiction (?) Argentina[Southern Cone Travel]
Argentina is a country that lends itself to noir, but it’s been more effective on the screen than on the printed page. A handful of Argentine authors have managed to convey the dark side of life in Buenos Aires but foreigners, including most recently the
North American Stuart Archer Cohen, have had a more difficult time of it.

Wines and Wineries Expo "Vinos y Bodegas 2014"[BA Travel Guide]
The expo "Vinos y Bodegas 2014" (Wines and Wineries, 2014 Edition), will take place from October 30th to November 1st, 2014, at La Rural Exhibition Center.The most important Fair for the Wine Industry in Latin America will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the most renowned wine labels from traditional and boutique wineries in Argentina, at the Frers Pavilion where the event will take place.High end wines from the wineries participating in the fair can be tasted at the Wine Bar. Visitors w

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Russian question[Buenos Aires Herald]
On October 9, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner surprised many by exchanging niceties on TV with her Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. In fact, they did not only share niceties but also a hefty dose of criticism of the dominant media which, they agreed, tend to shape public opinion by hiding the truth. Earlier, there had been other signals that Argentina and Russia were getting closer to one another.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Dedicated Sneakerheads Find Adidas Nirvana On A Quiet Street In Argentina[Co.Create]
They spoke to a contact in Argentina and asked if someone could go and verify the store was for real. The contact reported that everything looked like it did in the photos but was unable to confirm the contents of the boxes or the condition of the ...
 
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