On Labor Day, or el Día del Trabajador, amateur graffiti in San Telmo depicts an image of workers on the wall of the ‘Union for Light and Strength.’ A quote by Juan Domingo Perón reads, ‘That every person produces, at least what they consume.’ Ironically, in celebration of Labor Day, the Workers’ Movement-affiliated group took […]
Soon-to-be-vintage political graffiti near the Argentine Congress depicts ‘vultures’ in reference to Argentina’s protracted foreign debt debacle. Argentina recently ended its decade and a half-long battle with foreigner creditors led by Paul E. Singer of NML. Former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner battled with the bond holders her whole presidency dubbing them ‘vultures’ and alienating […]
The far end of Buenos Aires’ Ecological Reserve in Puerto Madero is a popular lounging spot on warm days in the city. On clear days, the landing on the far side of the reserve, alongside the Rio de la Plata, or River Plate, offers views of Uruguay.
On the last day of Carnival Buenos Aires 2016, a resourceful kid protects his eyes by wearing his dad’s motorcycle helmet, enabling him to attack with his canister of foam unfettered. A Buenos Aires Carnival tradition is for children to spray chemical ‘snow’ sold in canisters at each other. For some reason the tradition continues […]
Carnival in Buenos Aires may be an old tradition, but these days attendees will notice it has modern twists. A young lady from the Carnival murga troupe ‘Derrochando Alegría,‘ from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Urquiza, takes a break from dancing to check her cellphone. Check here to see Buenos Aires Carnival times and […]