Stories about Argentina from October, 2010
Brazil: Dilma, Cristina and machismo in the media
Rodrigo Vianna at Escrevinhador [pt] draws parallels between the rise and leadership of Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez and Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, and slams the often sexist media both women face.
Argentina: Images from Plaza de Mayo After Kirchner's Death
La Propaladora [es] shares images and a video of people gathering at Plaza de Mayo to say goodbye to Néstor Kirchner, former president and husband of current president Cristina Fernández, who passed away yesterday morning from a heart attack.
Argentina: Former President, Nestor Kirchner, Dies
This Wednesday, Nestor Kirchner, former president and husband of the current president Cristina Fernandez, died of a heart attack. Argentinian bloggers shared their impressions on this sudden and unexpected death.
Argentina: Former President Néstor Kirchner Dies
Néstor Kirchner, secretary general of UNASUR, former President and husband of current President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, died of a heart attack on Wednesday. His name is currently the top worldwide Twitter trending topic. Calafate, the place where he passed away, and Cristina Fernandez are also a trending topics.
Argentina: Protester killed in confrontation between labor unions
Mariano Ferreyra, a student at the University of Buenos Aires and member of the Worker's Party, was shot during a confrontation between members of the Railroad workers union and workers that were protesting layoffs along with militants of left-leaning parties. Demonstrations condemning the killing were quickly organized.
Argentina: Where is Luciano Arruga?
Luciano Arruga has been missing since January 31, 2009. That night Luciano was seen, severely beaten, by a witness at a police station. A blog called ¿Dónde está Luciano? [es] (Where is Luciano?) has been following the case, posting pictures, video, audio and information on protests against police brutality and...
Video: Collaborative online reading of Don Quixote
One of the most loved works of literary fiction, Don Quixote, has come to life through YouTube. Hundreds of volunteers are reading fragments of Miguel de Cervantes' work and uploading them to the ElQuijote Channel.
Latin Americans Comment on Mario Vargas Llosa's Nobel Prize in Literature
Through blogs and Twitter, Latin Americans shared their different views on the announcement that Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa had won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Argentina: Students from Buenos Aires Protest Education
Michael Chanan from Putney Debater shares a video (with English subtitles) of last month's student occupation of secondary schools in Buenos Aires and their protests outside the Ministry of Education: “Students […] have taken to the streets in protest against the appalling conditions to be found in many of the...
Latin America Reacts to Crisis in Ecuador
Bloggers from Argentina [es], Chile [es], Colombia [es], Bolivia [es], Costa Rica [es], Honduras [es], El Salvador [es], Mexico, Nicaragua [es], Paraguay [es], Venezuela [es] and Peru [es] have reacted to the crisis in Ecuador, sharing different points of view and analyzing what yesterday's events mean for Ecuador and Latin...