Stories about Argentina from January, 2008
Andrew Jackson of Argentina's Travel Guide interviews Chris Jeffries, a US citizen playing professional basketball in Argentina. Jeffries says, “I’ve had the chance to travel the world, get paid for it, and learn two (Spanish, French) new languages. To me that’s amazing.”
The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in this forum by giving their ideas to make the world a better place and posting it on the YouTube video sharing site.
TBA Me Mata [es] provides an opinion on the rapid trains from Buenos Aires to the Argentine cities of Rosario and Córdoba, including that it will be too expensive for ordinary citizens, who will continue to use alternative forms of transport.
Juan Pablo Meneses of Cronicas Argentinas [es] is now in the Patagonia region of Argentina looking for a good place to try the famous Patagonian lamb, cooked as “a rustic, delicious alternative, over an open fire.”
Argentina Travel Guide introduces Zizek, a Wednesday night feature at the Niceto Club in Buenos Aires. Guest DJs, including Diplo from the US, spin hip-hop and cumbia mashups.
Denken Über [es] and Fabio [es] both applaud and say “better late, than never” to the decision of the Buenos Aires newspaper, Clarin to launch a community of blogs where users can create their own blog in three easy steps.
From Argentina, Good Airs writes about the origins of the word “cacerolazo” and what many Porteños are currently protesting against.
A strike by the baggage handlers from the airline Aerolineas Argentinas caused a ripple effect and stranded hundreds of tourists, who received very little explanations and assistance from staff. Julián Gallo of Mirá! [es] recounts the plight of a group of Italian tourists.
El Opinador Compulsivo [es] posts a picture of the shrine to Gauchito Gil on the anniversary of his death. He is a revered figure for some Argentines and is believed to be the provider of many miracles.
Fabio Malini [pt] recommends a documentary by Alvaro Liuzzi [es] who “has made an effort to interview a number of bloggers – Argentine, Spanish, Chilean etc – for his documentary about blogging and journalism, published in video on the site Vimeo. They are 12 in-depth interviews, made with a Canon...
Children between 8 and 17 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have been learning how to animate and film movies in the 20 year old El Mate Film School, with an abundant production of films, shorts, animations and a documentary or two.
Global Voices - Latin America is covered by an excellent team of volunteer authors, who know the local context and can read the pulse of their respective blogospheres. This is the first in a three-part series of articles looking back at some of the topics that were blogged about in 2007.