Stories about Argentina from September, 2007
Viaje Como el Orto [ES] is a blog devoted to news about public transportation in Buenos Aires. In addition, the site receives personal testimonies from individuals that have experiences difficulties with the system.
De Todo Un Poco [ES] is appalled by a recent campaign advertisement by Presidential candidate Alberto Rodriguez Saá and that “if it didn't air on television, I would have thought it was a joke.” He also posts a video of the ad in question.
Cronicas Argentinas [ES] continues the blog series on taxis in Buenos Aires by asking readers whether they prefer taking a cab from an owner or from “peones,” which is someone that rents the cab from the owner to make a living.
Roberto Vigo writes in Grito Argentino [ES] that nearly 1/3 of children in Salta live below the poverty line.
The Argentine educational web portal Educ.ar [ES] is back up and running. Martin Varsavsky, whose foundation provided the funds to create the site, writes on his blog that he is pleased that the site had been relaunched [ES].
Elección Argentina [ES] is a wiki that aims to, “collect news and biographies of the candidates of the different elections in the country, attempting to avoid the lack of objectivity from the followers and detractors of each one.”
Taxis in Argentina are relatively inexpensive and safe, but some drivers have their own claim to fame. Crónicas Argentinas [ES] begins a new series about these drivers and asks, “are taxi drivers born that way or are they made?”
Mariano Amartino of Denken Über [ES] is looking forward to BarCamp Buenos Aires, which will take place on September 29.
Expat Argentina [ES] presents some interesting news for travelers. A new domestic airline called AirPampas will soon be flying Argentine skies and may provide some competition for Aerolineas Argentinas.
According to a recent article in the Buenos Aires newspaper Clarin, there are approximately 260,000 bloggers in Argentina. Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES] takes a closer look at the data, which among other says that nearly 45% of the bloggers are under 20.
There is a proposal to bring the 2009 Wikimania conference to Buenos Aires by the recently formed Wikimedia Argentina Civil Association writes Blog Pasa en Buenos Aires [ES].
Buenos Aires Weekly is curious about the new program at the Buenos Aires zoo that will allow 20 visitors to tour to see the nocturnal animals at their more active times.