Stories about Argentina from July, 2007
Line of Sight writes about the perceptions that many tourists have of Buenos Aires upon their arrival. Some visit shantytowns looking for a “more real” city, while others have idealistic visions in mind.
Roberto Vico writes in Grito Argentino regarding the recent animal deaths due to the heavy flooding in the Santa Fe province.
Pablo Beca of Un Lugar [ES] is embarrassed with the news story of an Australian tourist dismayed at the state of cleanliness of a local plaza and who went out to purchase brooms in order to clean up a plaza in the city of Tucumán.
eBlog [ES] releases its 36th program of the Radio eBlog podcast, which includes discussions on the passing of Roberto “El Negro” Fontanarrosa and the recent collaboration between OLPC and Intel.
Mariano Amaratino of Denken Über [ES] says goodbye to Roberto “El Negro” Fontanarrosa, an Argentine cartoonist and writer.
The city of Buenos Aires recently launched a Buenos Aires travel blog calledViajá Buenos Aires [ES] and its english language companion Traveling Buenos Aires.
Fabio announces the launching of a wiki-like project, which has been several years in the making, and seeks to create a space where Argentine voters can obtain unfiltered information about political candidates.
Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [ES] writes about the use of Facebook in relation to the offer of apartment rental
Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] writes that the newspaper La Nación is now allowing reader comments on all of its online content, including opinion columns.
Line of Sight captures images of Buenos Aires’ first snowfall, the first time in close to one hundred years. A YouTube video also has been making its rounds.
Fabio.com.ar [ES] writes about the energy crisis in Argentina, and notes that this was a topic of discussion on different occasions over the past three years.
Jorge Gobbi and his Blog de Viajes [ES] was recently featured in the Travel Supplement of the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin.
Luciano Tourn of Un Argentino en MIT [ES], an Argentine attending MIT, does not think that the One Laptop Per Child will end up working.
eBlog [ES] writes that the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin is looking for the “Argentine Homer Simpson” and invites readers to nominate someone they may know.