It is the people of the slums of Buenos Aires who remember Pope Francis the most. Back then they knew him simply as Bergoglio, or Father Jorge. He spent much of his time in places such as villas 21-24, shantytowns where he would wash the feet of the poor, give confessions and hold communion. “He […]
One of the San Telmo’s most recognizable characters is ‘Jack Sparrow’ or ‘Jackie’ as he prefers to be called. The look-alike of the Pirates of the Caribbean star can often be found around Plaza Dorrego or wandering the Sunday San Telmo Fair using his cleverness and wit to extract money from charmed tourists.
Ezequiel Martel Air Force Reserve Officer/PR and Electronic Warfare Dept. Age: 30 Lives: Palermo Q: So, for people who aren’t familiar with your story we’ll rehash it. Your father, Capt. Rubén Martel was killed in the Malvinas-Falklands War in 1982 while serving in the Argentine Air Force. […]
David Dodas Bangoura (a.k.a. Black Doh) Refugee rapper Age: 25 Lives: San Telmo • How in the heck did you get from your native Guinea to Argentina? I came here by hiding out in a cargo boat for 17 days, but it’s not like my family abandoned me or […]
Victoriano Prieto Owner, Victoria Hotel Age: 87 Lives: San Telmo *Editor’s note: Mr. Prieto died November 4, 2016 • You’re originally from Galicia, Spain. How and why did you come to Argentina and how old were you? In those days you traveled in a boat. I was 27 years old. It […]