Stories about Argentina from June, 2006
Eduardo Arcos and Fernando Casale both comment on the release of a Creative Commons-licensed compilation by the Spanish newspaper El País. The album is freely available for download.
Why did British Brigadier General William Carr Beresford invade Buenos Aires 200 years ago without approval from his superiors? Robert Wright lays out some theories.
The anonymous nature of the web is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, everyday citizens living under repressive regimes, can easily learn how to blog anonymously and express themselves without fear of reprisal. On the other hand, it is difficult if not impossible to verify the real identity of...
Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The translations we post, bridging bloggers from different languages and cultures, are modifications of original works, requiring either the author's permission...
Fernando Casale features the duo Lulacruza. “This Colombian-Argentinean duo is formed by Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette, who met in the city of Boston while they were studying at the Berklee College of Music.”
Mariano Amartino says that Argentine bloggers think that Mexico outplayed their country's World Cup team (ES) and that the Argentina win was “an injustice.”
Robert Wright admits that he's not the world's biggest fan of tango, but a few songs have grabbed his attention and here he offers an English translation of “Qué vachaché” written by Enrique Santos Discépolo and popularized by Tita Merello.
Roberto Bobrow informs readers about Argentine football head coach, José Pekerman and his shared bloodline with Hollywood actor, Gregory Peck.
Mariano Amartino (ES) and “La Propaladora” describe a day without internet in Buenos Aires as Fibertel, the capital's main high bandwidth internet service provider, stopped functioning for eight hours.
Jeff Barry finishes his “30 Days with Borges” series with an informed review of “El Sur,” which happens to also be Barry's URL.
Christian Espinosa compares videos of the Ecuadorean and Argentine broadcasts of Ecuador's 3-0 win over Poland (ES), noting that the “curious comparison would have before been impossible to make without the new possibilities of sharing video over the internet.”
A few days ago, Argentinean authorities presented the logo that will identify the “Argentina country brand”. The news created debate in many blogs. The most extensive of them took place at Blog de Viajes, a blog I've keeping for almost three years, in this entry (in spanish). In order to...
Fernando Casale has been listening to the second album by Argentine synth-pop band Matilda and so should you. All nine songs are available for download.
While nealry every Argentine (ES) blog is consumed by the World Cup, Robert Wright follows the game of national politics.
Javier is a 32-year-old living in Entre Ríos, Argentina. He studied journalism and social communication, but currently works in sales at a multinational company. According to his profile, he loves music, photography, communication, and being online. His weblog, Blogosphere usually has the most affable of tones, however, with the arrival...
Robert Wright wishes Buenos Aires, founded 426 years ago, a very happy birthday.
Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino celebrates the employees blogging guidelines published at the BBC (ES), which he has translated into Spanish.
Leandro Zanoni is finally going to university. Well, at least for a day to take part in the Blog Conference at the University of Palermo on June 29th where he will be joined with Luis Majul, Darío Gallo, Gastón Roitberg, Mariano Amartino, Alejandro Rotizchner, Julio Lagos, Julián Gallo, Laura Ubfal,...
Los Alamos is quite the international band: based in Buenos Aires, with a lead singer from the U.S. and an album soon to be produced in Brazil. Fernando Casale has posted two sample tracks.
As we enter the World Cup week, ripples are turning into waves and everyone is being caught by the peculiar pulse that cannot be denied. Flags are already waving, and those who were until now unaware about the gathering starts to feel a strong urge to join, or else leave the planet.
Argentine media professor, Julian Gallo says he is tired of all the chauvinistic and overly patriotic advertisements (ES) amid World Cup hysteria and posts a video of a Quilmes advertisement to prove his point. He also posts two other videos, which he says are demonstrative of quality, non-chauvinistic publicity. Alfredo...