· April, 2007

Stories about Argentina from April, 2007

Argentina: The Maradona Rumor Mill

  27 April 2007

Juan Pablo Meneses of the Crónicas Argentinas [ES] blog, which compiles all things Diego Maradona, discusses the latest death rumor that caused quite a false alarm stir, which has become such a common occurrence in Argentina. He finishes with, “why does Maradona die so often?”

Argentina: The Gated Community Divide

27 April 2007

Ian from GoodAirs writes about the increasing trend of Argentines living in “countries”, which are gated communities protected by walls and razor wire. Even with the perceived protection, there is a robbery every 3 days in one of these communities, making it not as safe as one might think. Another...

Getting to Know Global Voices’ Latin America Team

  25 April 2007

Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That's because their authors are also contributors here and spend most of their time drawing your attention to others' posts. Well, it's long past time to highlight their personal creativity and boundless enthusiasm for new media in Latin America.

Argentina: Launch of Google Argentina

  17 April 2007

Mariano Amartino pens his impressions from the official launch [ES] of Google Argentina in Puerto Madero: “beyond just the event itself, I was surprised by the presence of Google's CEO and a couple very interesting details: first the size of the operation: the Argentina office is going to be the...

Argentina: Citizen Media Coverage of Fuentealba Protests in Neuquen

  17 April 2007

“Tens of thousands of people marched throughout Argentina on April 9 as part of a general strike called to protest the death of a teacher, Carlos Fuentealba, who died on April 5 in the southwestern province of Neuquen after being shot at close range with a tear gas canister,” writes...

Argentina, Urugyay: Across the Charco

  17 April 2007

Across the Charco [ES] is an artistic exchange between Argentine and Uruguayan artists and musicians. Fernando Casale lists the four musical events by Uruguayan artists that will take place at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas over the next two weeks.

Argentina: Scholar networks, the Web according to professors

  13 April 2007

One of the most pressing issues of Latin America's education system is the teacher's poor training in the use of new technology, particularly those related to computers and the Internet. It's not uncommon to find cases in which the students know more about PCs than their teachers. So, the creation of Redes Escolares (scholar networks) is quite good news. The site gathers blogs maintained by teachers from Buenos Aires schools, and they're managed with Feevy.

Argentina: A Ride for the Climate Ends

  5 April 2007

For over a year now we've been following Dave as he has ridden his bike from California through Mexico, Central America, the Andes, and Patagonia as part of his Ride for the Climate. That adventures is now over, writes Dave from Buenos Aires. This last entry is a great look...