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Thursday 18 February 2010
Saturday 06 February 2010
Font size isn't everything, but Uruguay's self-esteem may be challenged by the succession of travel guidebooks that shout "ARGENTINA" and follow up almost apologetically with "& Uruguay" in much smaller type. The nation (which, since you ask, is nine times the size of Wales, and 90th biggest in the world) seems destined to be merely an appendix to a trip to mighty, beautiful Argentina.
Monday 04 January 2010
A woman watching the Dakar Rally has died after being struck by a vehicle competing in the race's first stage.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Thursday 03 December 2009
Argentine politicians pushed, punched and threw chairs at each other during a raucous session to choose the president of a northern province's lower house.
Saturday 26 September 2009
Friday 21 August 2009
This unnerving novel from Buenos Aires, translated with punch and pace by Amanda Hopkinson, starts out in a vein of hard-boiled Latin American noir but then moves – in every sense – into a very strange place indeed.
Friday 19 June 2009
The Artemis Quartet cellist Eckart Runge has been fascinated by the tango music of Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla since the mid-1980s, discerning in it a blend of joy and melancholy.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Argentinean outfit Boca Juniors are one of the most successful sides in South American football history.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Live lunchtime broadcasts from the Wigmore Hall have a pleasant fizz.
Saturday 02 May 2009
As the dust whips up around the station, a bus from the 1950s pulls in and slams open its doors. I squeeze in next to a rather large and not very accommodating woman; the door of the bus closes with a sound similar to a dying bird. I immediately smell chickens, dust, and ham sandwiches.
Saturday 25 April 2009
There's no place like Home. Or rather there wasn't in 2002 when Argentine PR Patricia O'Shea and her British record -producer husband, Tom Rixton, were planning their wedding in Buenos Aires. As their guests jetted in from around the world, they realised that there was a boutique hotel-sized gap in the market. So with some additional funding from U2's record producer, Flood, and Crowded House bass player Nick Seymour, they decided to create the kind of place they would like to stay themselves.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Thursday 19 March 2009
Perhaps the hardest part of taking a gap year is choosing where to go and what to do. The range of projects on offer is overwhelming. Many people overcome this by booking round-the-world tickets and trying to go everywhere and do everything. It's now common for a gapper to jump from South Africa to Thailand to Australia to Buenos Aires and pass through LA before returning home, having covered six continents in six months.
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