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· May, 2007

Stories about Argentina from May, 2007

Argentina: Kirchner and Twitter

Could it be? LamarK! was recently added by President Nestor Kirchner as his friend on twitter or at least someone passing as the Argentine leader. However, he didn't fall for...

Argentina: Too Many Airports Not in Service

Jorge Gobbi's Blog de Viajes [ES] discusses the strange figure in that nearly half of the airports in Argentina are currently out of commission.

Argentina: Recap of Mayoral Debate

Robert of Line of Sight had plenty to say about the recent Mayor of Jefe de Gobierno debate for the June 3 elections. The three candidates participated in a forum...

Argentina: New Citizen's Media Project, Grito Argentino

Pablo Mancini looks forward to the launch of the new site [ES] Grito Argentino on May 25. LamarK! also reveals more details about this new site, described as [ES], “the...

Americas: Copa America Blog

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog...

Argentina: Election Coverage on Mobile Phones

Election coverage in Argentina is moving to mobile phones according to the blog Prixma [ES]. The daily La Nación, in addition to publishing a regular website with election news, will...

Argentina: When the Trains Stop Running

What happens when a strike halts all movement on Buenos Aires’ subway system? According to Cintra at GoodAirs, all hell breaks loose. The local buses were overflowing more than capacity...

Argentina: Kirchner's Role in the Upcoming Elections

Martin Varsavsky [ES] writes a thorough overview of the national elections to take place in October of 2007. Among the topics he discusses is the role of Nestor Kirchner and...

Argentina: Buying Bus Tickets

Ever wanted to travel overland in Argentina? Chances are you would depart from Buenos Aires’ Retiro station. The approximately 200 different bus companies can be a bit overwhelming. Argentina's Travel...

Argentina: Free Wi-Fi in Internet City

eBlog [ES] compares how simple it is to access free wi-fi in Buenos Aires, than in New York. Many bars and cafes in the Argentine capital, which he gives the...

Argentina: The Voting Habits of #10

Cronicas Argentinas [ES] is a blog that follows news of the country's most famous footballer, Diego Armando Maradona. The country is in full election mode, with posters, advertisements and campaign...

Argentina: Buenos Aires Elections on Second Life

Pablo Mancini writes about plans for an election simulation that will take place on Second Life. Some comments worry that some non-Buenos Aires Second Life users may decide to vote...

Argentina: Trashology

The newspaper Clarin recently published a study about the garbage tossing habits of residents in Buenos Aires. The blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] asks its readers to take a...

Americas: The Prospects of ALBA and Banco Sur

At Peru Politico [ES], Mariana Costa breaks down whether the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (or ALBA for its initials in Spanish) and the Banco Sur will be good for...

Blogs and social participation: the coverage of the Neuquen conflict in Argentina

In the last few weeks, a series of protests by teacher unions from the Argentinean Patagonian provinces has been all over the news. In particular, this attention was even bigger...

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