Archive for Argentina

Argentina Shuts Down Transport: Don’t Blame Pepsi

By Jonathan R. Rose What can be said about The Pepsi ad that hasn’t been already said? A lot, actually. But what can be said has little to do with Pepsi itself. Pepsi did not commit [...]

Buenos Aires Protest: No Police in Sight

by Jonathan R. Rose photo by Beatrice Murch I once participated in a protest in Mexico City, days after the current president, Enrique Pena Nieto, was elected. And what I remember most was the amount of police [...]

Los Primeros Días del Macrismo: Algunas Consideraciones sobre la Mutación Política en la Argentina

Por Sebastián Grimblat Antes que se cumplan sus primeros cien días de gobierno, la administración presidencial de Mauricio Macri ha desplegado un conjunto de medidas para establecer la tendencia política de su gestión. El veintidós de [...]

Ricardo Darin and Argentina’s Dark Culture

“The Avocado Republic of Chile, Because it’s too Cold to Grow Bananas” is Chile’s ultimate tour guide.  Laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.  American writer Walker Rowe sick of the pollution and noise in Santiago moves to the country [...]

What will Argentina do about Drug Trafficking there?

thumbnail photo of Father Gregorio López courtesy of El Univeral  Argentina is debating whether to send the military into the northern part of the country to fight growing drug trafficking violence there.  The Argentine constitution prohibits [...]

Piranhas Attack Bathers in Argentina

Translated from La Razon Digital thumbnail photo from Barcelona magazine 70 people, including 7 minors, were attacked by a school of palometas, carnivorous fish from the same family as piranhas, while they bathed in the Parana [...]

Looting in Argentina

You have to see it to believe it.  Last week the municipal police in Argentina throughout the country simply walked off the job.  They wanted a raise.  (Inflation there is reported to be 30%.) What did [...]

A Panorama in Brief of the Argentine Situation

 by Arturo Desimone thumbnail photo by David Berkowitz The history of constant economic and political crises has become a cornerstone in the otherwise famously vague and fragile Argentinean identity. There is a culturally ubiquitous Argentinean confidence [...]

Argentina Steals an Airline

Today we are starting a new column.  It’s called “Ludicrous in Latin America,” because frankly events here are so outrageous that someone must tell the world, because the world does not know. They know about Syria, [...]

Argentina’s Congressional Elections

By Diego Morilla A blinking clock on the TV news programs shows that the campaigns for congressional elections in Argentina are well underway. The PASO (Mandatory and Simultaneous Open Primaries) are days away.   This is one [...]