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The fish already injured swimmers cooling down from the heat last month

On The Road: A forgotten corner of Argentina

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.

24-Hour Room Service - Home Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.

Making the move to Latin America

Argentina offers a cheaper cost of living, stunning scenery and rising house prices, says Aoife O'Riordan

Gap Year: Stay put and explore the culture

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.

Holocaust-denying bishop 'on way to UK'

A British-born Roman Catholic bishop asked to leave Argentina after "offensive" comments about the Holocaust is reportedly on his way back to Britain.

DVD: The Wong Kar-Wai Collection (15)

An assembly of three cinematic masterpieces – Ashes of Time, Happy Together and Chungking Express – by the acclaimed Hong Kong film-maker.

48 Hours In: Buenos Aires

For tango, midnight dining and bargain prices, you can do no better than to soak up the southern summer in Argentina's beautiful capital

The Shah? He's as safe as houses ...

... that was the startling misjudgement made by the British ambassador on the eve of Iran's Islamic revolution. This and other extraordinary stories are revealed in secret documents released yesterday by the National Archives. Cahal Milmo reports

Something To Declare: Olympic London; Buenos Aires; Baggage fees

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

The Ministry of Special Cases, By Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander's sober, precisely-written novel has a flavour of Kafka about it, but it is no fantasy. It begins almost lightheartedly, focusing on the Argentinian Jewish stonemason Kaddish, and his strange employment of erasing from headstones the names of ancestors that respectable Jews are ashamed of. Then his son, Patos, goes missing, and Kaddish and his wife, Lillian, in opposed and equally hopeless ways, attempt to trace him.

Argentina's 'Loony Radio' threatened by hospital closure

With no front teeth, Pacotillo is an unlikely radio sensation. And his patter with members of his on-air posse sounds more like a group therapy session than a Saturday show. But then the broadcast is coming from the inside of a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital. And it is called La Colifata or "Loony Radio".

Alberto Manguel: The spirit of the shelves

From Argentina to Canada to France, Alberto Manguel crossed a planet of stories, a world champion of books. He tells Boyd Tonkin how he finally found his place

Farmers give Argentina's President first major crisis

Cristina Fernandez, the former Argentinian First Lady turned president, is on a collision course with her country's all-important big farmers, provoking strikes, food shortages and clashes in the streets of Buenos Aires barely three months after she first took office from her husband, Nestor Kirchner.

The Travel Issue: Buenos Aires in July

I'm reliably informed that people visit Buenos Aires for reasons other than tango. Granted, it's quite a city, full of crumbling grandeur – and the resting place of one rather famous First Lady. But to me, as one of the more recent members of the international tango tribe, and to many others, the Argentinian capital is simply where a most extraordinary dance-form was born. And as such, it's the Mecca for any tango-minded European. In fact, you're not a dancer till you've spent some time here. Two weeks is a nanosecond – and won't qualify me for any tango street cred – but at least I got my first taster.

Mauresmo feels the home fire

Imagine the pressure Tim Henman has been under in recent years to deliver for Britain at Wimbledon. Double that, and you have some idea what French players, men and women, face as they tread the tomato-coloured clay of Roland Garros in search of glory for the homeland.

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