· January, 2006

Stories about Argentina from January, 2006

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

Argentina: Madres de Plaza de Mayo End Marches

27 January 2006

Ian discusses the end of the Thursday marches of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. The mothers of victims of Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship had marched weekly in search of justice until announcing last week that President Kirchner's government is a friend of their cause and there is no longer...

Argentina: Discriminatory Headlines at El Clarín

26 January 2006

Toutatis claims that a recent headline at the major daily, Clarín plays on Argentine stereotypes towards rugby players. Not an isolated incident, Toutatis hopes that protests throughout the blogosphere will hold national and local papers responsible for their sloppy journalism and misleading headlines.

Argentina: Clarín Doesn't Give Attribution

23 January 2006

Eduardo Acros wonders why the Argentine daily, El Clarín isn't giving recognition to Mariano Amartino (who blogs for El Clarín at Weblog Sobre Weblogs) for finding leaked screenshots of Internet Explorer 7 on a little-known tech website. Arcos notes that Argentina's other major daily, La Nacion, does in fact link...

Global Fusion: Creating Delicious Food One Meal at the Time!

  21 January 2006

#1: Madrid Fusion My colleague Chef Elena was in Spain with three other Panamanian chefs, for the  world famous "Madrid Fusion" one week event, held in the beautiful city of Madrid. No doubt this is an incredible event. It will set the course for the emerging and extravagant cooking techniques,...

Argentina: Ruthless Efficiency, Cultural Consumption

20 January 2006

Ian clarifies that he's not joking when, in a post entitled “Argentina's Ruthless Efficiency” he writes that it only took 20 minutes to get a three month working visa. Roberto Bobrow is back with another comic about the state of cultural consumption in Argentina. But in his bilingual explanation, he...

Argentina: Eminent Domain in Tilcara

19 January 2006

Jorge Gobbi follows up on the conflict between attracting tourists and respecting private property in Tilcara, Jujuy by posting an email from local resident, Jaro Godoy about the lack of media attention the story is getting.

Argentina: Tourism's Good and Bad

16 January 2006

Jeff Barry writes out his definitive list of 30 things to do when visiting Buenos Aires while Jorge Gobbi takes a closer look at the negative impact tourism can play in the city of Tilcara.

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

  14 January 2006

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American soldier deployed somewhere very dusty in Iraq. His Christmas eve dinner report will leave you speechless, well, at least for...

Latin America, Spain: First Book Dedicated to Blogs

  11 January 2006

Dialógica calls (ES) “Blog. La conversación en internet que está revolucionando medios, empresas y ciudadanos” (“Blog. The online conversation that is revolutionizing media, businesses, and citizens”), the “first book dedicated exclusively to blogs.” So far it is available in select bookstores in Spain, but is said to be arriving to...

Argentina: Police Sentenced in Avellaneda Murders

11 January 2006

Toutatis describes in clear detail the political fallout which occurred after policemen killed two protesters in the Avellaneda train station in June of 2002. On Monday, two of the police officers – who claimed that other protesters were responsible for the lethal shots – were sentenced to life in prison....

Sticky Songs

11 January 2006

Fernando Casale, an Argentine journalist and Editor-in-Chief of USERS, has done music lovers a great favor by putting together a free collection of Creative Commons-licensed songs by independent musicians from the Buenos Aires rock scene. “Sticky Songs” (as in songs that get stuck in your head) is a compilation of...

Argentina: Progressive Dribblers

11 January 2006

Bob Row, in his humorous fashion, finds the link between Latin American progressives and dribbling a soccer ball.

Argentina: Estación Central

9 January 2006

Robert Wright takes a look at the plans for a central transit station in Buenos Aires, which would consist of “deep train tunnels, an underground highway, enormous amounts of parking, new subway stops, & recovered green space.” He still needs some convincing.

Blogging in Exile

  7 January 2006

The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...

Argentina: The state of the Argentine blogosphere

6 January 2006

Toutatis attempts to sum up the state of the Argentine blogosphere, which he refers to as “young and not sure where it’s headed.” In an addendum, he adds Hernán Cascieri's blog-novel, Mujer Gorda, which was selected as best weblog in the BOB's.

World: Holiday Food Recipes

  3 January 2006

Melissa, a chef from Panama – whose blog, Cooking Diva is recommended only if are not hungry – had the excellent idea of hosting a New Year's international recipe swap amongst food bloggers. Feel free to salivate over the submissions. Countries represented include Oman, Italy, Spain, Canada, India, England, France,...