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Aerolíneas Argentinas flag carrier seeks to boost Brazilian tourism in Argentina with new destinations

Aerolíneas Argentinas flag carrier seeks to boost Brazilian tourism in Argentina with new destinations

Wednesday June 12, 2013

On Tuesday evening, the airline Aerolíneas Argentinas announced its direct flight to Belo Horizonte, which began last month with a daily frequency and occupancy of nearly 60 percent.

It was also stated that the flag carrier company will begin direct flights to Brasilia in August, and to Curitiba in December.

Brazil represents between 31 and 33 percent of the international tourism received by Argentina and it is fundamental to open an air route (more…)

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Retracing the roots of the new Pope in Córdoba

Retracing the roots of the new Pope in Córdoba

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Ever since Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina took his position as the new Pope Francis, people from around the world have been wanting to learn more about various aspects of his life. For those interested in finding out more about the religious order where he was formed, the Society of Jesus, Córdoba is a great place to visit.

From 1991 to 1992, Pope Francis lived at the Society of Jesus residence in Córdoba. During this time, at the age of 55, he was chosen as Auxiliary Bishop in Buenos Aires. His former roommates describe him (more…)

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Wine: Growing Money in Argentina

Wine: Growing Money in Argentina

Tuesday May 21, 2013

You may have heard the old joke that says that the best way to make $10 million in the wine industry is to start with $20 million. But in Argentina these days, nothing is farther from the truth.

Unlike many other wine-producing nations, Argentina now exports almost all the wine it produces. Brazil, the United States, Canada and England are favorite destinations for the likes of Malbecs and Torrontes.

It seems as though the world simply can’t get enough of high-quality and affordably-priced Argentine wines. Even people from Nashville, Tennessee (more…)

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Argentina´s new papal bus tours are met with high demand

Argentina´s new papal bus tours are met with high demand

Thursday May 16, 2013

The Pope Francis tour of Buenos Aires is up and running for the first time! This tour gives visitors the opportunity to visit local sites associated with the new Argentinian Pope.

This Tour around Buenos Aires makes stops at the pontiff’s childhood home, the plaza where he played football as a youth, as well as his childhood school. The three-hour tour is by bus, and is offered by the country´s Tourism Ministry. They originally anticipated less than 100 people each week, on just two tours, however at this point more than 5,000 have signed up to participate. (more…)

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The Rugby Championship 2013

The Rugby Championship 2013

Tuesday May 07, 2013

The Rugby Championship, the tournament that started in 2012 replacing the Tri Nations tournament, with Argentina joining the three rugby powers of the South Hemisphere (New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa), will commence on it´s second year on 17 August, 2013 at ANZ Stadium, with a popular clash between the Wallabies and 2012 season’s winners, the All Blacks.

During the tournament each team will play a home and and away fixture against each opponent.

The Argentine team, Los Pumas, will dispute three test matches as locals during the tournament (more…)

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Horse Racing: Gran Premio Republica Argentina 2013

Horse Racing: Gran Premio Republica Argentina 2013

Tuesday April 30, 2013

The “Gran Premio Republica Argentina” (GI), one of the most important horse racing events of the year, will take place on Worker´s Day, Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, Av. Libertador & Dorrego.

This renowned 2000-meter race brings the best 3 year and older pure thoroughbred horses from around the world together to compete against each other.

The Grand Prize “Gran Premio Republica Argentina – Japan Racing Association Cup” will be the center of a spectacular journey that will start at 10 pm. (more…)

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2014 Dakar Rally Route announced in Buenos Aires

2014 Dakar Rally Route announced in Buenos Aires

Thursday April 25, 2013

The people of Argentina are already excited about the start of Dakar 2014, despite the fact that its not set to start for a while. This event has already become part of the sports heritage of Argentina since its South American debut in 2009.

While presenting the next edition in Buenos Aires, in the Palacio Duhau, race director Etienne Lavigne was met by incredible enthusiasm. The attendees included journalists, Tourism MinisterEnrique Meyer, the Governors of the San Luis, Santa Fe and Salta provinces and Mayor of Rosario.

It feels like a reunion, and I´m proud to see that the Dakar has such appeal. (more…)

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BAFICI Independent Film Festival 2013

BAFICI Independent Film Festival 2013

Tuesday April 16, 2013

BAFICI, the annual Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, is almost here! The 15th edition of this exciting annual cultural event will open on Wednesday, April 10th. More than 400 films and shorts will be featured at this year´s festival, including premiers, retrospectives, and discussions on film and music programs. The 2013 lineup includes the competition films of course, and other thematic or highlighted sections:

Music: This is the screening section for documentaries about musicians, bands, and music in general. This year you can catch a screenings of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd (more…)

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April in Buenos Aires

April in Buenos Aires

Tuesday April 09, 2013

The month of April in Buenos Aires is full of live music and art!! You can look forward to great international live performances, an independent film festival and book fair, and the start of the 2013 Gallery Nights! Pencil in your cultural calendar and get ready to have some fun this April!

10th-21st of April – BAFICI. The renowned international independent film festival is one of the hottest cultural events of the year. Make sure to start checking out the who is who and buy tickets in advance!

11th of April – Gallery Nights. The monthly art event starts its 2013 season at the hippest Palermo (more…)

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Pope Francis to visit Argentina in December

Pope Francis to visit Argentina in December

Tuesday April 02, 2013

An ecclesiastical source in Buenos Aires has confirmed that Pope Francis will be making his first trip to Argentina as head of the Catholic Church in December 2013, not long after the midterm elections that are scheduled to take place in October 2013.

It is still premature to discuss what places he will visit, but it is likely that he will be with us, his fellow countrymen, for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is observed on December 8,” the source said to the private news agency DyN.

Originally it was wondered if Francis would visit his home country (more…)