Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

Surprise! I’m in Buenos Aires!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I’ve been traveling for the past few days and my current location is Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The big news today, Census day, is the former president Nestor Kirchner died of a heart condition this morning.

The Financial Times reports that

Argentine stocks saw their biggest rise in two years and benchmark sovereign bonds soared after Néstor Kirchner, 60, the former president and husband of current president Cristina Fernández, died of a heart attack and investors bet that the country’s “Kirchner era” was drawing to a close.

The funeral will start tomorrow, followed by a private burial on Friday at his hometown of Río Gallegos.

The Economist has an interesting post on Kirchner’s effect on Argentina’s politics.


The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. This week’s must-read: The Economist’s special report on Latin America. Go to the link and follow the articles.

Buenos Aires has a new version of its interactive city map; Yanqui Mike explains the map:

Vatican: Pope eyes new Brazilian converts h/t Gates of Vienna

Having conversations with liars

4 ex-prisoners to lobby before Euro Union against lifting its ‘common stance’ on Cuba

Broken Promise


Chevron on offensive in Ecuador suit

Ecuador poverty drives migrants north

Honduras Congress votes to overrule Supreme Court decision

Obama and Mexico

Cribs: ‘La Barbie’ Edition

Clinton and Media “Discover” Drug Violence in Mexico

Finally, some good news from Mexico: On Thursday only 25 slain in one border city and only 85 prison inmates escape in another border city


Panama’s tax reform clearly explained

Indigenous community in Loreto, Peru denounces illegal mining

Blackmail as the last electoral tool left for Chavez

What’s up with Fidel Castro and Hugo? Love Jews and hate the Cuban revolution?

481 Years on, We Salute the Maracucho Nation