· November, 2006

Stories about Argentina from November, 2006

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil: Sex and Drug Trade

  30 November 2006

“The sexual exploitation of minors in the Triple Frontera – the name given to the trans-border no-man’s land between Ciudad del Este and the border towns of Foz del Iguazú in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina – persists thanks to slack border control,” writes Oliver Balch during his visit...

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 4D

  28 November 2006

Alan Patrick notes that Google Earth has added a fourth dimension and gives a hyperlinked overview of the then-and-now of Buenos Aires. For those still caught in a 3D world, you can still download Ezequiel Galotti's 3D Google Earth portrayals of Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata.

Argentina: 2007 Book Fair

  21 November 2006

Former librarian Jeff Barry takes an early look at the 2007 Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, noting that “the average print run for a book in Argentina was 3,520 in 2005,” however, only “4% of the titles were translated into Spanish from another language.”

Argentina: Buenos Aires: “The City That Never Was”

20 November 2006

“Like any metropolis, Buenos Aires has been subject to the whim of urban planners for its entire history. Imagine 426 years of change since its foundation in 1580. Mix in the chaos of political & economic crises (no shortage there), & it’s surprising that Buenos Aires is even here at...

Argentina: Pillow Fighting

  20 November 2006

Pillow fighting fans around the world will be overcome by jealousy after reading Alan Patrick's account of this past weekend's blog-organized pillow-thumping flash mob. Make sure to check out the videos at the bottom of the post!

Latin America: Technorati en Español

  17 November 2006

Martin Varsavsky confirms [ES] that Technorati will soon be available in Spanish. Argentine blogger Mariano Amartino notes [ES], “what's interesting is that, despite the fact that we're just 2% of the worldwide blogosphere, we're recognized as “the most global language” of all [the blogs] that are tracked on the site....

Argentina: Palermo Hipodromo

  15 November 2006

After a day at the races, Alan Patrick is inspired to relate the history of the Palermo Hipodromo: “This beautiful race track was inaugurated on 7th May 1876, when a horse called Resbaloso took the honors in the first race, watched by 10 thousand people. These days, in addition to...

Argentina: Jacarandá Blossoms

13 November 2006

The annual blossoming of Buenos Aires’ Jacarandá trees has inspired an army of expat bloggers to march the streets with their digital cameras. Robert Wright started much of the craze (follow-up here), convincing Jeff Barry to walk over to Parque Lezama and “PDF” to stroll down Belgrano Avenue in Rosario....

Argentina: Film: Born and Raised

  8 November 2006

Robert Wright reviews Pablo Trapero's newest film, “Born and Raised”. But beware, Wright warns that “if you plan to see it, don’t read any further…”

Argentina: Blog de Alzheimers

  3 November 2006

Mariano Amartino applauds the concept [ES] of Mal de Alzheimer [ES[, a weblog which aggregates experiences, resources, and information regarding Alzheimer's Disease.

Argentina: Language and Authoriatarianism

  3 November 2006

Posthegemony looks at how authoritative regimes transform language and rhetoric to validate their governance and power. Specifically, he reviews some of the points brought up by Marguerite Feitlowitz in her book, “A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture.”

Argentina: Darwin in South America

  2 November 2006

“Interested in South America and have a scientific bent? Then lose yourself for weeks among the complete work of Charles Darwin, now available online. It’s quite an astonishing collection pulled together by the University of Cambridge,” writes Jeff Barry. Some follow up research leads Barry to a bookstore in Rome...