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Wednesday night movie night!

Wednesday night movie night!

Thursday February 25, 2016

Every Wednesday night it is movie night in Buenos Aires! BA Plan organizes outdoor cinema nights in Palermo. It’s in the host’s backyard. There are mattresses, pillows and blankets for guests where they can lay comfortably while an Argentinean film with English subtitles will be shown underneath the stars. There is also a pool in the backyard for people who like to watch movies and swim at the same time.

The price is $120 pesos and this includes one beer and popcorn. For the price of $150 pesos you also get a burger or chori. (more…)

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Inauguration of the new president of Argentina

Inauguration of the new president of Argentina

Friday December 11, 2015

On Thursday, December 10, Mauricio Macri was inaugurated as president of Argentina in front of the legislative assembly in congress.

The full schedule of the inauguration ceremony in Buenos Aires

11.15 – Macri heads over to Congress, escorted by the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers.

12.00 – The ceremony begins. Macri will be swearing-in in front of the Legislative Assembly. After the ceremony, the president will address the congress and population. (more…)

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BAFICI 2015

BAFICI 2015

Tuesday April 14, 2015

The 17th edition of the “Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente’, takes place from Wednesday the 15th of April until Saturday the 25th of April 2015. It is the most important and well-known event for independent cinema in Latin America and every year it expands even more.

Every day for 10 days you can enjoy the best national and international films in many different theaters around the city of Buenos Aires. (more…)

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Argentina Gives Orangutan Sandra Basic Legal Rights

Argentina Gives Orangutan Sandra Basic Legal Rights

Monday December 29, 2014

Argentina has recognized Sandra the orangutan as having basic legal rights, perhaps the first time that a court has given these rights to a nonhuman. A judge in Buenos Aires ruled on the side of advocates who were working toward the removal of Sandra from the Buenos Aires Zoo.

Sandra is a 28 year old orangutan. Born in a German zoo, she was shipped to Argentina 20 years ago. An animal rights group argued in court, successfully, that she had been forced into a life in imprisonment. They filed a petition on Sandra’s behalf for a writ of habeas corpus (more…)

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Russian Lesbian couple marries and requests asylum in Argentina

Friday July 18, 2014

According to FALGBT, Federación Argentina Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans, Marina Mironova and Oksana Timofeyeva, two lesbian women from Russia, married in Buenos Aires and requested political asylum afterwards.The reason they give is the persecution back home and they believe the Latin American country can give them a free and safe life.

According to the vice-president of the Argentinean LGBT Federation, the couple already consulted the organization in 2012, shortly after the implementation of Russia’s law (more…)

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All You Need to Know About Bus Travel in Argentina

All You Need to Know About Bus Travel in Argentina

Friday April 25, 2014

If you will be travelling in Argentina, you may want to know the best way to get around the country.  This article is designed to help make your bus travels in Argentina as smooth as possible, literally and figuratively. The bus companies´ names are in Italics and the ones mentioned in this article are the most common for long distance trips in Argentina. All busses depart out of Buenos Aires from Estación de Omnibuses in Retiro, easy to reach by bus, train, taxi or subte (línea C: Retiro – Constitución).
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Spending of foreign visitors drops 31 percent

Spending of foreign visitors drops 31 percent

Wednesday November 13, 2013

The tourism sector in Argentina has a deficit of US$126,918,573 million for September. Argentine people spend more abroad and foreign tourists spend less in Argentina itself; actually, 31 % less compared to September last year!.

The significant increases of spending by Argentines abroad contrasted with this caution by tourists in Argentina whilst the total number of foreign visitors increased with 1.3 compared to last year.

Analysts have argued that surging prices and inflation may be putting visitors off. (more…)

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Argentinian couple takes the top prize in World Tango competition held in Buenos Aires

Argentinian couple takes the top prize in World Tango competition held in Buenos Aires

Wednesday September 04, 2013

Once again, Argentine couples retained their top spot in tango dancing, as the annual festival held in Buenos Aires ended.   Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla, who are actually a couple in real life as well as in dance, swept the the Stage Tango finals this past Tuesday, scoring 8.89, from a jury comprised of seven dancers and choreographers.

Twenty couples from around the world were left to compete in the Stage finals held at the end of the 2 weeks, but the hometown couples impressed the judges the most (more…)

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El Museo de los Tuneles (Museum of Tunnels)

El Museo de los Tuneles (Museum of Tunnels)

Wednesday July 24, 2013

El Museo de los Tuneles, (Museum of Tunnels) in Barracas, in southern Buenos Aires, in an area outside of the standard tourist trail.  Upon entering, my friend and I were told that we are the first “extranjeros” to set foot inside the tunnels. The museum´s regular visitors include Argentinian history buffs and schoolchildren on field trips.

During the 18-19th century, the neighborhood Barracas, near the harbor, was where the cotton, leather and food reserves were stored. It was often the first stop for immigrants, who comprised about half of the population of Buenos Aires at that time.
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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…)