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Thursday, 10 September

Bringing to Boedo to Life[The Argentimes]
Boedo is on the cusp of being cool. A crop of new cafes and stores celebrating the arts have recently emerged as fixtures along the avenue for which the barrio is named. However, while the press has b...

Secret Squats and Silent Evictions: A Response to BA’s Housing Deficit[The Argentimes]
In the early hours of the morning on 12th August a violent eviction took place. Police closed off the road and surrounded the Almagro Cultural Centre, Medrano 743, brandishing riot gear, firing tear g...

"La Semana del Arte", Buenos Aires Art Week 2009[My Buenos Aires Travel Guide]
On Sunday, September 20, 2009 , the most important art event starts in Buenos Aires: "La Semana del Arte 2009" (Buenos Aires Art Week 2009) . For the sixth consecutive year, nearly 100 art gallerie...

Tax authorities raid Argentina's biggest newspaper[Reuters]
More than 150 tax inspectors searched the Buenos Aires building housing the offices of daily Clarin, and removed files and documents. The raid comes as center-left President Cristina Fernandez is pushing a media reform bill that ...

Wednesday, 09 September

Aggressive Drivers Dominate The Streets of BA[The Argentine Post]
Have you ever been scared or angered while driving down the streets of Buenos Aires? If so, you’re not alone. That’s because*Porteños are exceptionally aggressive drivers,*according to a.....

The Meat Lorry[micheleandtom.com]
In our neighborhood, we sometimes see an old, open-air truck filled to the top with meat parts driving by the local butcher shops. (The transport in question is very similar to the truck pictu...

Museum of Modern Art[Buenos Aires Daily]
This is a re-post first published on May 23th, 2006. Housed in an old tobacco warehouse is this temporary collection of exhibits by local painters and sculptors plus permanent exhibits of local an...

Argentina's Beef Debate: Feedlot or Grassland?[Washington Post]
Tomas Leclerq and his wife, Maria, care for some 250 head of cattle. About half of Leclerq's herd is fattened up on grass and the other half finishes the last stage of life in a feedlot (slideshow) ...

Tuesday, 08 September

Multinationals Fight Argentina's 'Big Tax' [WSJ]
Multinational electronics manufacturers have launched a lobbying push to halt a bill in Argentina's Senate that would double the value-added tax on cellphones, televisions and cameras...

Monday, 07 September

BA Housing Market Tanked in July[The Argentine Post]
The number of homes sold in the City of Buenos Aires in July plummeted 38.73% from the same month a year ago, the public notaries association, or “Colegio de Escribanos,” said Monday. Sales fell just....

Quilmes Balneario - II[Buenos Aires Photographer - Big Pics of BA]
Here's some more photos of the balneario in Quilmes. It'd decidedly working class and the river, downstream from Buenos Aires, a very polluted. Still, I enjoyed the relaxed Sunday vibe ...

Argentina’s 9th Annual Wine Fair Opens Tuesday in BA[The Argentine Post]
The ninth annual “Vinos y Bodegas” wine exposition opens at La Rural Tuesday, bringing together big name local wine producers and boutique vineyards for three nights ...

Quiniela: Luck of the porteño[LandingPadBA]
Walking down the streets of Buenos Aires, keen observers might notice little hole-in-the-wall shops with a banner saying, Quiniela. These little huts are the offices of a special lottery where locals ...

Personal Fest 2009[My Buenos Aires Travel Guide]
Personal Fest , one of the most important international music festivals in Argentina, presents its 6th edition at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Av. Libertador & Crisologo Larralde) , on October ...

Sunday, 06 September

Argentines and their lines[GlobalPost]
Watching lines in Buenos Aires author talks about Argentine's proclivity to orderliness (video) ...
 
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