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 […]
Archives for April 2013
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 […]
Green travelers in Buenos Aires who enjoy comfort are the target market for Casa Calma in downtown Buenos Aires, which is billed as Argentina’s first zero contamination hotel. Plant-lined walls act as air filters, refuse is recycled with the help of a local co-operative and cooking oil is sent to be reused as fuel. Guests […]
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.