Stories about Argentina from November, 2005
Clarín's Weblog Sobre Weblogs charts the growing trend of soccer blogs (ES).
Diego of Altered Argentina says he is much more impressed with the ex-pat community he has met in Argentina compared to his experience in Costa Rica and describes his ex-pat friends both online and off.
Zona Indie highlights the Argentinean acoustic group, Rosal and links to several free downloads.
Both Ursula and Diego describe the magic of a Boca soccer game in Buenos Aires.
Andrés Duque has a summary of last weekend's gay pride parade in Buenos Aires, which reportedly drew 10,000 participants as well as some skirmishes.
The Argentinean weblog A Little Respect, I'm Your Mother was selected as best weblog of 2005 in the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards. A book version of the fictional account has already been published in Spain and will soon be available in Latin America. The weblog's author, journalist Hernan Casciari...
Mirko has created a map of Argentinean bloggers using Frappr.
Ian informs that Teatro Colón is back after a month without performances due to a lockout.
Zona Indie showcases the new album by argentinian electro-rock band Ritcher. Five songs are freely available for download.
Inspired by a street mural, Jeff Barry describes the political fallout which has ensued the tragic fire at Club Cromañon, responsible for the death of 194 concert-goers. Robert Wright and Ian have more thoughts.
Robert Wrighton says Buenos Aires will soon be covered in purple. Ian posts about the government's recent identification of a suicide bomber responsible for 85 deaths in a 1994 anti-Semitic attack. Flickr user, Pele, has a collection of street stenciles from throughout Buenos Aires.
Diego describes the madness at Argentina's fiercest soccer rivalry: Boca vs. River.
Ian of GoodAirs writes about Buenos Aires’ mostly foreign-born population of cartoneros who pick through trash on a daily basis for recyclable goods.
Nadine Farid offers an up-close description of the rioting at the Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata.
Robert Wrighton and Jeff Barry have samples of anti-Bush posters and graffiti. Barry also reflects on a Maradona-led protest against Bush and its embrace of Castro. Doug, who lived in Mar del Plata where the summit is being held, doesn't know whether he should laugh or cry [ES]. Fernando Cassia...
Nadine Farid describes the scene in Mar del Plata as the sea resort town gets ready for the fourth Summit of the Americas.
Ana Toniolli has a collection of more anti-Bush propaganda as well as some thoughts of her own about his visit to Argentina.