Stories about Argentina from August, 2007
Line of Sight looks in on a protest in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta, where residents protested the demolishment of a hotel. The amateur protests did little to get others involved and many were there for the photo-ops.
A new book written by Maria O'Donnell about the Kirchner administration's use of propaganda will soon be on sale. eBlog [ES] recently spoke with the author and posts the interview.
Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.
Mariano Amartino of Denken Über [ES] talks about the Argentine video sharing platform Videos Por Vos and its attempt to compete with YouTube.
For BlogHer, Liz Henry provides an update of “mommyblogs” in Argentina.
Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] writes about a new site called Comparte Coche [ES], which is a way for commuters into the city of Buenos Aires to find carpooling matches, which will help to reduce transportation costs and be a little easier on the environment.
Mariano Amartino of Denken Über [ES] reports on his visit to Mendoza for the launch of MDZ, a new online newspaper where the owners repeatedly used the words “participation” and “democratization.”
Starbucks is arriving to Argentina. Expat Argentina wonders whether domestic competition will be too much for the make a dent in the market.
Jorge Gobbi and his Blog de Viajes [ES] writes about the recent discovery that employees, in complicity with the police,at the Ezeiza aiport in Buenos Aires have been stealing valuables from checked luggage.
Line of Sight wonders whether the new Buenos Aires tram service was worth the cost for such a short journey.
Voces Que Cuentan [ES] is a blog that pulls together stories, images, drawings, and poems that children from public schools in Buenos Aires made, wrote or told during their winter break.
The popular Buenos Aires football team Boca Juniors recently teamed up with UNICEF, where the organization's logo will now appear on the squad's jersey, writes eBlog [ES].
Pablo Mancini [ES] writes about the recent photo where Presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner appears at a table with a Classmate laptop in front of her.
The environmental impact of the mining sector is not confined to Argentina. However, Luis Claps is a blogger that closely follows and provides coverage to some of these stories not covered in other media sources. He is also the Spanish editor for a network of websites that follows similar cases all around the world. GV author Jorge Gobbi recently interviewed Claps about the internet coverage of these mining cases.