· March, 2006

Stories about Argentina from March, 2006

Images from Argentina: Perito Moreno Glacier

  31 March 2006

“Glacier Perito Moreno with Mountain, Argentina” by Tyuzo. Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier has been in the international news lately as it takes stage during the unfolding drama that is global warming. Ironically, Perito Moreno is one of only three Patagonian glaciers not retreating due to warming temperatures. In fact, its...

Argentina: Indie Online Radio

  30 March 2006

unaRadio is an online radio station based in Argentina which describes itself as “a free medium to distribute the work of independent artists in Spanish and other languages.” You can listen to it in any media player by clicking here.

March 24 in the Argentinean Blogosphere

  29 March 2006

Last friday, march 24, marked 30 years since the beginning of the last military dictatorship in Argentina. There were plenty of reasons to remember this date, which stated the beginning of a political period marked by violations of human rights, the murdering of political opposition to the dictatorship, the use...

Argentina: Pablo Dacal

  24 March 2006

Enjoy the tango-influenced melody of Fantasía, a downloadable track by Argentine bilingual musician, Pablo Dacal.

Finnish and Spanish Paper Mills Generate Tension in Latin America

  23 March 2006

The following was originally written in Spanish by Javier from Gualeguaychú, Argentina. The last few months have seen an escalation in tension between Argentina and Uruguay due to the construction of cellulose plants whose by-products will flow into a shared river. The plants in question are the Spanish-owned Ence and...

Argentina, Spain: Holy

  22 March 2006

Fernando Casale features Holy, an experimental Argentinean musician living in Spain. As always, songs are available for download.

Argentina: Learning from the Past with Art

  22 March 2006

In a week focused on the past, Robert Wright recounts his trip to an exhibit at the Centro Cultural Recoleta on the dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. “The idea is that by examining the past in detail, it will never happen again.”

Venezuela, Argentina: Mommy Bloggers Unite

  22 March 2006

For much of the tech-centered, Spanish-speaking blogosphere, Meibell (ES) is most well known as the wife of veteran, Venezuelan-turned-New-Yorker blogger, Sebastian Delmont. But Liz Henry says that Meibell is taking charge with a call to Venezuelan mommy bloggers based in Caracas. A similar blog mom meetup takes place in Buenos...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Blogging Moms

21 March 2006

Liz Henry has an introduction to Buenos Aires’ mom bloggers who will be meeting up this Thursday. Judging by the comments on Turca's blog post, it should be a good turnout.

Argentina: Mate

  20 March 2006

Santiago explains the etymology, social etiquette, and history of that most famous Argentine infusion, mate.

Argentina: Mendoza's Stencil Graffiti

  16 March 2006

Robert Wright explains that he hasn't been posting is usual collections of Buenos Aires stencil graffiti lately because the pickings have been slim. So instead, some stencil graffiti from Mendoza.

Argentina: Mundialmente

  16 March 2006

Fernando Casale has an update (and some sample tracks) of the Argentine-Brazilian band Mundialmente. If you like their music, send them an email says Casale.

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 3D

15 March 2006

Argentine media professor, Julian Gallo posts slides (ES) of a 3D overlay of Buenos Aires for Google Earth created by architecture student, Ezequiel Galotti.

Argentina: Turpentine

  13 March 2006

Fernando Casale can't stop listening to the new EP of Argentine indie group, Turpentine. You can listen to it yourself as all seven tracks are available for download.

Best Latin American Weblog: The Cooking Diva

  13 March 2006

It seems, at times, that the only phenomenon growing faster than the explosion of weblogs themselves are the self-proclaimed award ceremonies that recognize their propagation and increasing cultural influence. Amid the orgie of link-seeking and back-patting however, one awards ceremony has long stood out as the sort of Nobel Prize...

Rolling Stones and U2 in Argentina

  9 March 2006

The most commented-upon issues of the moment in Argentinean blogs are music related; in the same week The Rolling Stones and U2 visited this country to perform two shows, each band. And, of course, there was a big number of blogs that reconstructed what happened during the shows. On the...

¡Feliz Día de la Mujer!

  9 March 2006

You certainly don't need to speak Spanish to feel the raised hairs on your neck as you watch this moving video, edited by Argentine blogger Malearg, which recounts the progress and achievements made by women across the globe. Erwin of The Latin Americanist points out that this year has brought...

Argentina: Mayor Convicted of Mismanagement in Nightclub Fire

8 March 2006

Jeff Barry has two descriptive posts of protests by opponents and supporters of Argentine Mayor Anibal Ibarra who was given a pink slip yesterday after a court convicted him of mismanagement in 2004's fatal Cromagnon nightclub fire where 194 concert goers died.

Argentina: The Big Apple and Buenos Aires

  7 March 2006

Just one more example of “the invasion of New York City media by all things Buenos Aires” says Ian of the marriage between Buenos Aires-based freelancer, Brian Byrnes (rss) and Argentine Chicago Tribune office manager, Maria Macarena Di Dio. Dan Perlman asks, “Argentina hits The Big Apple?” after reading a...