Independence Day is Argentina’s most patriotic holiday along with the May 25th, May Revolution Day. On July 9, 1816 leaders of what was then called the United Provinces of South America met in San Miguel de Tucumán, and declared independence from Spain in what is today Argentina. Every year on this holiday in Buenos Aires […]
Angel Moriera is not a knife murderer on bike, but an afilador, or knife sharpener. As in some other parts of Latin America, afiladors ride along on their bicycle playing a little pan flute to announce their services. Once stationary, a cylindrical grinding stone is hooked up to the bike pedals so that Moriera can […]
Billboards on the streets of Buenos Aires promote Omar Obaca, who wants to be Argentina’s first black president. On an election year, the ‘Argentine Barack Obama’ upholds an appealing, if ridiculous, platform. On the transportation front, he promises a bullet train to Ezeiza from downtown Buenos Aires. Instead of undertaking the grand task to clean […]
Two-year old Thiago Rosa, who can only maintain a tough face for a second before giggling, rides in a shopping cart in San Telmo. His parents, Louis and Liliana have been together 16 years. The family lives in a tent and collects cardboard to recycle for cash.
The ‘baby I’ dance troupe of Middle Eastern style dancers pose before going on stage at the National Selection of Dance at the Pasaje Dardo Rocha Cultural Center in La Plata, Argentina. The dancers compete for a chance to travel to Brazil later in the year to compete in the Brazil & South American Cup […]