Anyone who has been through the heart of San Telmo the last couple of months may have noticed that a place normally full of activity, is shuttered up. The latest casualty of the gentrifying neighborhood is La Coruña Bar at Bolivar 994 (corner of Carlos Calvo). The bar, with its large windows spanning Bolivar in [...]
Los Cuervos de Cafe, hard-core fans of the Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team, cheer from a bus in the La Matanza area of the province of Buenos Aires on their way to the stadium. San Lorenzo is an Argentine Division A football team. Although they have never had international success, they have [...]
Dancers perform a traditional Syrian dance last Sunday at the ‘Celebrate Syria Day’ Festival on Avenida de Mayo in downtown Buenos Aires. In its series of cultural festivals along Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires celebrated the food, art, religion and culture of the war-torn Western Asian nation and its neighbors. There is a sizable community [...]
A citizen gives an interview to TVE news as April 18th’s Cacerolazo (pot-banging) protest winds down in Plaza de Mayo. A sign in the background says ‘The People are Telling You: Enough!’ The interviewee complained about corruption in the country, amidst new allegations of governmental money-laundering. The turnout was estimated at one million in Buenos [...]
In a refreshing show of non-partisan solidarity, community members gathered at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires last weekend to sort donations for victims of recent flooding. In an unusual display of functional chaos, citizen volunteers, including Boy and Girl Scout troops, accepted and sorted donations of clothes, furniture, cleaning materials and bottled water to [...]
A jolly gaucho (Argentine cowboy) jokes around before competing in the Carerra de Sortija (Race of the Ring) at the Mataderos Fair in the province of Buenos Aires. This most accessible country fair takes place every Sunday from April through December.
Young people enjoy the party in Buenos Aires’ Plaza San Martín to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday after the annual Buenos Aires’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The mixed crowd of locals and foreigners was friendly, the sounds of bagpipes and a U2 cover bands filled the air and revelers formed long lines to purchase [...]
A kiosk owner in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires shows off her dog for a picture on a weekend Carnival night.
A young boy squeals in delight as he gets sprayed in the face with canned foam during San Telmo‘s Carnival celebrations. Only a second later, he realizes it tastes horrible and contemplates crying for a split second before running from his young attacker. Carnival celebrations will continue throughout until March 2.
A colorful sunset in Puerto Madryn, in the Chubut province of Argentina. This shore and the nearby caves are where 153 Welsh settlers first lived when they arrived here in 1865, establishing Y Wladfa Gymreig, or ‘The Welsh Colony.’