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· June, 2011

Stories about Argentina from June, 2011

Argentina: River Plate Football Club Relegated to Second Division

River Plate, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Argentina and in the world suffered one of its worse defeats recently: on June 26 it tied with...

Argentina: Buenos Aires ‘Cartoneros’

Simon Kofoed, In his blog argen-times, writes about ‘cartoneros': “The tens of thousands of cartoneros, perhaps best translated as cardboard people, make their living by extracting recyclable materials from the...

Argentina: The Flag Day Ceremony and Cristina Fernández's Bid for Re-Election

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was the only speaker during the Flag Day ceremony in Argentina, an event celebrated every June 20; a patriotic holiday full of Argentine and political...

Argentina: Cristina Fernández Announces Re-Election Bid

On Tuesday, June 21, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced she will run for reelection. The Argentine Post looks at the challenges she will have to deal with if...

Argentina: Puyehue Volcano Ash Unstoppable in Argentine Territory

Ash from the Chilean volcano Puyehue is affecting a large part of the Argentine territory, causing officials to declare a state of emergency in the Patagonia area. The eruption will...

Latin America: ‘La Furgo-Nana’ On the Road For Children's Rights and Lullabies

A documentary, a ‘transmedia platform’ and a humanitarian project: in ‘La Furgo-Nana’ (“a Volkswagen Type II Bus from 1969″) Maria and Anton are driving through the Pan American highway from...

Argentina: Demonstrations in the Borda Psychiatric Hospital

Medical staff and associations rallied in the beginning of June to protest against the deterioration of housing conditions in the Hospital Borda, one the most notable psychiatric hospitals in Argentina,...

Argentina: 25 Years Since the Death of Jorge Luis Borges

June 14, 2011 marks 25 years since the death of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Blogger Juan Carlos Lynch pays homage [es] to the author recommending “The Gospel According to...

Argentina: Quilmes Indigenous Community Faces Another Eviction Attempt

Intercontinental Cry reports that “Despite Argentina’s blanket ban on evictions of Indigenous communities, the Quilmes community of Colalao del Valle is facing its third eviction attempt in three years,” and ...

Argentina: Food Writers, Part II

Buenos Aires Foodies has revisited their list of Argentine food writers, adding links to more blogs –some written in Spanish, others in English– on the subject.

Latin America: An Overview of E-Government in the Region

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano looks [es] at e-government in Latin America, giving a short overview of specific initiatives that are currently being implemented in several...

Argentina: Controversy Over Debate With Opposition Intellectual Beatriz Sarlo on TV Show ‘678’

The appearance of the famous literary and cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo in the popular television program '6, 7, 8' on May 24 triggered a burst of reactions on Twitter and...

Argentina Approves Anti-Tobacco Law

Legislators approved a law that bans smoking in “indoor work spaces, schools, hospitals, museums, clubs and public transportation systems,” The Argentine Post reports: “It also places strict limits on the...

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