Stories about Argentina from April, 2008
Fabio provides a list of bloggers scheduled to appear [es] and speak at the Buenos Aires book fair through May 10.
Foreign tourists and Argentine nationals pay different fares for internal flights in the country. Argentina's Travel Guide provides some background information on the policy and that the law to eliminate this price differential has yet to be implemented.
The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) is free for its students, but Esteban Grinberg of De Todo Un Poco [es] suggests that a small monthly registration fee should be applied so that improvements can be made to the departments and so that students have greater duty to complete the work.
María Florencia Puente of La Misionera [es] writes about Guaraní indigenous youth that recently joined the Argentine Armed Forces. The agreement will help both groups learn from one another.
A former Argentine congressional deputy asked that an episode from “The Simpsons” be banned for suggesting that former president Juan Perón was a dictator who “disappeared” people, writes Good Airs.
The Santo Domingo church in Buenos Aires recently resumed its guided tours. Robert from Line of Sight took part and provides a look inside with accompanying pictures.
Economy blogs in Argentina have made a recent splash due to the interest in recent events involving protests and road blockades due to the economic policies of the govenment. Much of this has resulted in the need for better information about the conflict between the countryside and the government, which, according to many, was poorly covered by the media and which was plagued by generalizations.
TBA Me Mata [es] published a video on the “new trains” that have been bought from Spain as used trains and writes, “the tragic thing is that these trains – over there they are waste – they are in better condition than any of the traincars that we travel on...
By uploading a video on YouTube, argentinean high school students managed to get mass media's attention to their plight: the need for a building where they can receive classes. Currently the Ipem 112 “César Iñíguez Montenegro”, in Sebastián Elcano, a village to the north of the Cordoba capital in Argentina are receiving lessons at an elementary school. However, because the elementary school has double shifts, the high school students are forced to receive evening classes, as if it were a night school.
David Sasaki compiles a video complete with background information regarding the anti-protest held in Buenos Aires in support of President Cristina Kirchner and her policies, which has angered rural farmers and producers.