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Watchdog group alleges Pope Francis covered up sex abuse

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis is accused of looking the other way when sex abuse occurred while he was still the Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 3 comments

Review: European and Argentine Art shine at National Museum of Fine Arts Special

Buenos Aires - The City of Buenos Aires has a rich and wide variety of museums of national and international art as well as other exhibits on various topics, including history, natural sciences, football, tango, immigration, automobiles, and many more.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Review: Colón Theatre — A great opera-house of nearly perfect acoustics Special

Buenos Aires - The Teatro Colón (Columbus Theatre) of Buenos Aires is one of the biggest and is among the best opera houses in the world both for its superb acoustic characteristics and its remarkable architectural value.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Tigre — History, art and nature in the growing Paraná River Delta Special

Tigre - The town of Tigre is located on an island of the Tigre River, one of the branches in the lower delta of the great Paraná River, a major tributary of the "Río de La Plata." The location is an important recreation area for residents of Buenos Aires.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

The Cathedral of Buenos Aires — Four centuries of construction Special

Buenos Aires - With a long history of construction and decoration spanning over 400 years, the Cathedral of Buenos Aires has a mix of architectural styles including aspects of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, French Neoclassical, and elements of the Corinthian order.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

‘El Ateneo Grand Splendid' Bookstore — A booklover’s paradise Special

Buenos Aires - Occupying a large hall that maintains every detail of its elegant past as a theater and cinema venue, "El Ateneo" of Buenos Aires, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, delights customers with a huge variety of books, CDs and DVDs.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 7 comments

Review: Buenos Aires Botanical Garden — Beauty and greenery in the city Special

Buenos Aires - The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, located in the Palermo district of the capital of Argentina, has species of plants from five continents, five greenhouses, 27 sculptures, a butterfly garden, and dozens of cats.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

The historic Cathedral of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers Special

San Isidro - Considered one of the most beautiful churches in Argentina, St. Isidore Cathedral was restored between 2002 and 2009, faithfully respecting the Neo-Gothic style of the original building, emphasizing the beauty and grandeur of its architecture.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Review: Luis Bravo's 'Forever Tango' Special

Folsom - Instead of Northern California residents taking a 6,500 mile journey to Buenos Aires, Argentina, three days into the New Year, Buenos Aires was transported to them.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy

Spanish High Court judge agrees to call former Franco officials

Madrid - Victims of torture by Franco's officials launched a case against four of the dictator's officers and warrants of arrest have been issued. The Spanish High Court has agreed to summon the former Franco officers wanted in Argentina.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Video: Bruce Springsteen — 'The Boss' sings in Spanish

Buenos Aires - In the video, Bruce Springsteen beautifully performs León Gieco's "Sólo le Pido a Dios" in both Spanish and English, all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Argentina says — Yes! We have no bananas or tomatoes either Special

Buenos Aires - “Yes! We Have No Bananas” by Irving Cohn was a hit song from the 1922 Broadway revue Make It Snappy. If Cohn were writing that today in Argentina, the song would be, “Yes! We Have No Tomatoes”.
Digital Journal Report by Jerry Nelson - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Story behind the image — Our lives cross for a second

Buenos Aires - Even though you're madly passionately in love with your wife, sometimes another woman's face stays locked in the folds of your mind and you can't shake that haunting image of her.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 2 comments

Argentina president head-butts democracy

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has instituted several government reforms that has many international and national observers convinced she is trying to destroy democracy.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson

Report: 15,000 Homeless in Argentine Capital

Buenos Aires - The streets of Buenos Aires can be cold, lonely and dangerous for the men, women and children that have to find a safe corner to sleep in each night.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 6 comments

International tensions heat up over NSA leaker Snowden

In the continuing saga of “Where’s Edward" (Snowden), one of the most dramatic scenarios played out recently when a jet carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales had to make an unplanned stop in Vienna, Austria.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 4 comments

Review: At Lujan Zoo you can walk with the animals Special

Luj - An hour west of Buenos Aires in Argentina is a spot where tourists don't often visit. Lujan Zoo will give the visitor more memories than just Tango lessons.
Digital Journal Report by Jerry Nelson - 3 comments

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Toxic clouds in Buenos Aires after chemical container explodes

Buenos Aires - There were reports of a mass evacuation ordered of the city of Buenos Aires, after a chemical container exploded, covering the Argentinian capital with a huge toxic cloud. Apparently it wasn't that bad. (Updated).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Argentina: heavy rains, severe flooding in Buenos Aires province

Buenos Aires - More than three million hectares in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, are flooded due to heavy rains in recent weeks, forcing the provincial government to declare agricultural emergency to offset the huge losses in cattle and crops.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Buenos Aires train crash kills dozens

Buenos Aires - Today, Argentina faced its worst train crash since February, 1970 with fatalities in the dozens and casualties in the hundreds.
In the Media by Jenney Buck - 2 comments

It takes two to tango: ‘Rioplatenses’ quarrel over La Cumparsita Special

Buenos Aires - A little march composed by a young student around 1916 for a carnival troupe taking part in the festivities organized by the Student Federation of Uruguay became the most popular exponent of the tango and a subject of controversy for two countries.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar

‘Las Violetas’: 127 years of tradition in Buenos Aires Special

Buenos Aires - Coffee Shop and Patisserie “Las Violetas” (“The Violets”) carries the tradition, glamour and cultural legacy of the historic neighbourhood of Almagro in the city of Buenos Aires.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar

Japan-Argentina couple wins World Tango Dancing Championship

Buenos Aires - A couple integrated by a Japanese woman and an Argentine man won the VIII World Tango Dancing competition, Stage Category, a modality that sees the dance from a choreographic perspective.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

Iran Defence Minister wanted by Interpol for massacre of Jews

Argentina has protested against the naming of Ahmad Vahidi as Iran’s new Defence Minister. Ahmad is the object of an Interpol search warrant for his alleged implication in an antisemite terrorist attack in Argentina which killed 85 people.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 7 comments

Buenos Aires closes schools for four weeks due to swine flu

Swine flu has hit Buenos Aires and the surrounding province hard in Argentina. Classes have been canceled as the authorities struggle to contain the outbreak that has already killed 35 people.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

The City of Faded Elegance Celebrates First Snowfall since 1918

The last time Buenos Aires has seen snow was in 1918. On Monday, this week, thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets. Wet snow fell for hours accumulating a thin white layer.
In the Media by Tea Lulic - 3 comments
 

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Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the bac...
Entrance to the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. The exposed-brick English-style mansion in the backgroung houses the garden's administration offices, a museum, a botanical library, and a herbarium.
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On the main stage of the theatre  the scenography for Rossini s  The Barber of Seville  is ready for...
On the main stage of the theatre, the scenography for Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is ready for the evening's performance.
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The boats offer shuttle service to the inhabitants of the islands of the Paraná Delta and tours to ...
The boats offer shuttle service to the inhabitants of the islands of the Paraná Delta and tours to visitors.
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Just one individual out of tens of thousands who will call the sidewalks of Buenos Aires home tonigh...
Just one individual out of tens of thousands who will call the sidewalks of Buenos Aires home tonight.
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Tigre River Boats  Terminal (Estación Fluvial). From the Tigre River Station boats and catamarans o...
Tigre River Boats' Terminal (Estación Fluvial). From the Tigre River Station boats and catamarans operate different routes within the Paraná River Delta.
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Thetre Colón of Buenos Aires. Lateral view from Viamonte Street.
Thetre Colón of Buenos Aires. Lateral view from Viamonte Street.
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 El Ateneo Grand Spleendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
"El Ateneo Grand Spleendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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There are many resort-like Victorian and Tudor mansions in the islands of Tigre. Some houses are bui...
There are many resort-like Victorian and Tudor mansions in the islands of Tigre. Some houses are built on stilts to reduce humidity. This image shows a typical Tigre Delta wood house with a modest pier.
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Crowds watch the big screens in Buenos Aires  Plaza de Mayo as Pope Francis I gets installed in Rome
Crowds watch the big screens in Buenos Aires' Plaza de Mayo as Pope Francis I gets installed in Rome
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garde...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. Cast iron sculpture in one of the water fountains of the garden.
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Photo taken by I.I. Solar of   Portrait of Diego Martelli  by Edgar Degas (1879)  oil on canvas. Nat...
Photo taken by I.I. Solar of "Portrait of Diego Martelli" by Edgar Degas (1879), oil on canvas. National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal  pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in t...
Cathedral of Buenos Aires. Two pulpits with octagonal, pyramid-shape top and bottom are located in the columns next to the main altar. They were carved by Spanish artist Juan A. Gaspar between 1789 and 1790. The Main altarpiece in Rococo style was carved in wood by Spanish sculptor Isidro Lorea in 1785.
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Mausoleum of the Duarte Family; tomb of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) at  La Recoleta  Cemetery  Buen...
Mausoleum of the Duarte Family; tomb of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita) at "La Recoleta" Cemetery, Buenos Aires.
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The Sarmiento House. The small wooden house with a tiled roof on the bank of Sarmiento River is prot...
The Sarmiento House. The small wooden house with a tiled roof on the bank of Sarmiento River is protected under an impressive glass cover to protect it from humidity. In this house lived during the second half of the 19th century Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-1874). The building houses the Tigre Municipal Library and a historical photographic exhibition of the development of the delta islands. In 1966, Sarmiento’s house was declared a National Historic Monument.
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The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservat...
The Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires. A section of the French garden with part of the main conservatory in the background.
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Entrance to  El Ateneo Grand Splendid  Bookstore  Buenos Aires.
Entrance to "El Ateneo Grand Splendid" Bookstore, Buenos Aires.
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Pastries and Sweets at Las Violetas Coffe Shop  Almagro  Buenos Aires.
Pastries and Sweets at Las Violetas Coffe Shop, Almagro, Buenos Aires.
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