Stories about Argentina from November, 2007
Argentina: Mar Del Plata Blog Day
Mar del Plata, Argentina, recently celebrated its Blog Day and its blog recaps the day's activities with reactions from bloggers.
Argentina: Roads In and Out of Uruguay Cut Off
De Todo un Poco [es] writes about the roads that have been cut off at the border between Argentina and Uruguay as a result of the dispute over the paper factory.
Argentina: Foreign Taxi Drivers
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] writes about the lack of taxi drivers from other countries.
Argentina: Restaurant Recommendations from Taxi Drivers
Who better to know where the best places to eat than a cabdriver? Go Where the Taxista Takes You is a blog by freelance writer Layne Mosler and “each week, I hop in a taxi, ask the driver to take me to his favorite place to eat, and chronicle my...
Argentina: Lack of Handlebars in Roca Train Line
Daniel of Usuarios del Ferrocarril Roca [es] shows pictures of the deteriorated condition of some of the handlebars in the local train line in greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Argentina: Corruption in Government Spending
Louis Cyphre of El Opinador Compulsivo [es] writes about the lack of oversight in government spending in Argentina.
Uruguay: The Smells from the Paper Mill
In regards to the paper mill controversy between Uruguay and Argentina, ¡Montevideo me mata! [es] writes about the latest topic of journalistic coverage in the paper mill controversy: the smells emanating from the factory.
Argentina: Viewpoints on Botnia Paper Mill Conflict
In Grito Argentino [es], Daniel Marquez and Daniel de Michele write about the Botnia paper mill conflict between Uruguay and Argentina.
Argentina: Documenting Recoleta Cemetery
Robert Wright and Marcelo Metayar recently launched a blog called AfterLife, which documents and tell the stories behind the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is geared towards English-speaking visitors.
Argentina: Taxi Drivers Refuse to Enter Some Neighborhoods
Some neighborhoods in Buenos Aires are off-limits because some taxi drivers refuse to enter due to security reasons. Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] writes about the views of these taxi drivers and one who says, “There are many neighborhoods that I would only enter driving a tank.”
Argentina: The Art of the Asado
Daniel K. guestwrites at Expat Argentina and provides the do's and don'ts at an Argentine “asado,” which is roughly translated to barbeque.
Argentina: Punteros in Election Politics
Martin Varsavsky posts a video that discusses the role of “punteros” in Argentine election politics.
Argentina: 20 Questions for Cristina Kirchner
Once president-elect Cristina Kirchner takes office, the site 20 Palabras [es] will request an interview with the new head of state. The site is asking its readers for suggestions for questions in 20 words or less.
Argentina: Reactions from WordCamp
An event for users of WordPress called WordCamp Argentina was recently held in Buenos Aires. Mariano Amartino of Denken Über [es] collects a list of links of those in attendance.
Russia: Bloggers’ Perspectives on Xenophobia
Wherever you click in the Russian blogosphere these days, you always seem to end up reading posts on nationalism, ethnicity, xenophobia, ethnic violence and other related subjects. In October, apart from discussing the famous DNA scientist's race comments and the U.S. president's DNA comments, Russian bloggers dealt with at least two xenophobic attacks - one that took place in Spain, and the other one domestic.