· July, 2011

Stories about Argentina from July, 2011

Argentina's Chinese-Argentines

  26 July 2011

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) Blog launched a series “that will cover immigration throughout the hemisphere from a variety of different perspectives.” COHA Research Associate PoLin So kicks off the series with a post on Chinese-Argentines and their struggle to fit into Argentine society.

Argentina: What Irritates Argentinians?

  25 July 2011

Argentinians and Twitter: a means to express what irritates them. On July 22, the hashtag #irritante (#irritating) became a local trending topic with protests and irritations about politics, traffic, neighbors and even family and social networks.

Argentina: 17 Years After AMIA Attack, Case Remains Unsolved

  23 July 2011

July 18, 2011, commemorates one more year of the attack against the Israelite Argentinean Mutual Aid Association (AMIA) in 1994. Currently the case is open without resolution, yet the families of the victims and the Argentine community are still calling for justice for the 85 people killed.

Argentina: Incumbent Mayor Macri Dominates First Round of Buenos Aires Elections

  12 July 2011

The day after the celebration of Argentina's Independence on July 9, Buenos Aires' first electoral round gave a conformable victory to the center-right incumbent mayor Mauricio Macri, who won with 47.1% of the vote. He will now have to confront Frente Para la Victoria's candidate Daniel Filmus --who has the support of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner-- in a runoff vote.

Argentine Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

  10 July 2011

On Saturday July 9 the renowned songwriter Facundo Cabral, whose career was characterised by songs that acted as a vehicle for his messages, was murdered in Guatemala. Moved by his death, many expressed their condolences, memories and emotions on social networks.

Latin America: Blogging About the ‘2011 Copa América’

  7 July 2011

Blogger ‘Marsares’ is covering the 2011 Copa América for equinoXio [es], providing analysis about each football game. Argentina (the host), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela are participating in this edition of the South American football tournament.

Argentina: President Signs Decree to Ban Sex Ads in Newspapers

  6 July 2011

“President Cristina Kirchner signed a decree banning the publication of sex ads in local newspapers”, The Argentine Post reports, and adds: “banning the publication of sex ads may do little to prevent the kinky skin-friction business from thriving. […] Some local whorehouses even use Google Maps to woo Johns into...

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