Tag Archives: Buenos Aires

José Mujica: Uruguay’s exceptionally humble president

Away from the glitzy seaside resort of Punta del Este and other areas across the water from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, Uruguay is a small and unassuming country, little explored by international tourists and overshadowed in many senses by … Continue reading

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Argentina: Madres de Plaza de Mayo

Buenos Aires, a political and cultural megacity, is a place that wears its diverse history very much on the surface. Whether in the form of grandiose European-inspired architecture, the sultry sound of tango, or imagery relating to Eva Perón, the … Continue reading

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Argentina: Happy 50th Mafalda!

This week, on September 29th, one of Argentina’s most cherished daughters turned 50. I use the word daughter in the literal sense, as she still stands just a few feet high, and continues to bear the youthful appearance of a … Continue reading

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Argentina: La Boca, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires dominates Argentina in many senses: population, commerce, cultural amenities and tourism are all heavily concentrated in this somewhat dauntingly large metropolis. However, scratch beneath the surface and you find a city of intimate and extremely diverse neighbourhoods: historic … Continue reading

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Argentina: Out of season skiing in Bariloche

Come this time of year, us northern Europeans tend to be itching to escape to sunnier climes and sandy beaches. However, more and more of us are discovering the novel thrill of winter sports in South America. Thriving Andean resort … Continue reading

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Latin America: For the love of books

Latin Americans are a distinctly literate bunch. Names like Borges, Allende, García Márquez and Neruda tend to sit atop the lists of national heroes – political leaders are often polemic but authors universally cherished. The Latin American novelistic tradition really … Continue reading

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World Cup Argentina: Lionel Messi

World Cup fever has truly taken off, and whilst you cannot ignore the hype in Europe, just imagine the level of excitement in South America. Many of the continent’s national sides have enjoyed unparalleled success in international tournaments, and this … Continue reading

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