Christmas in Argentina. Traditions and customs

We decorate our houses for Christmas with trees, lights, and stockings. In Argentina, people put on their bathing suits and travel to the beach. The holidays coincide with the start of the summer. Many Argentinians celebrate Punta del Este’s sh

Quino, the cartoonist creator of the much-read “Mafalda” has died in his hometown Mendoza at the age of 88.

On September 30, we received the news that the much-acclaimed cartoonist Quino had passed away in his beloved hometown of Mendoza. “The problem is that there are more interested people than interesting people” “It is not that there

Thousands gather in Argentina to watch massive glacier collapse

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Argentina’s massive Perito Moreno glacier this week began the process leading to its cyclical rupture, a spectacular event involving the collapse of huge masses of ice that draw thousands of tourists and that has not

Massive 150 million year old fossil site discovered in Patagonia

Scientists in Argentina announced the “biggest and most diverse” collection of fossils from the Jurassic period ever found. The site, which was discovered four years ago but only made public recently, spans 23,000 square miles in Patagoni

Citibank selling consumer banks in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Citibank is planning to sell the consumer banking operations it has operated for a century in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as South America’s three biggest economies suffer a major downturn. The New York-based bank s

Meet the Latina scientists who helped find Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves

By Rebekah Sager Two Latinas led the scientific team behind this week’s huge announcement involving the gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago. Not since the theory of relativity has such a monumental breakthrough been m

Argentina makes offer to foreign creditors

The Argentine government has made an official proposal to foreign investors holding $9bn (£6.25bn) in bonds the country defaulted on. After five days of negotiations in New York, it offered to pay 75% of the amount awarded by US courts in 2012. The

Enormous Argentinian dinosaur unveiled at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

For a very long time the biggest thing inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York was the life-sized model of a blue whale hanging inside one of the galleries. Not anymore. Surpassing the blue whale by about 30 feet is a replica of a 1

Argentina presidential election: Mauricio Macri brings conservatives to power

Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often-combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country’s polit

From Buenos Aires to Romance

From Buenos Aires to Romance When traveling to Buenos Aires, it is essential to take a day trip to Uruguay to discover Colonia del Sacramento. Ferries depart daily from Puerto Madero, the new and famous district of Buenos Aires. Fares are reasonable