Buenos Aires News: Edition 10

As one may expect, there was a lot of World Cup related news this week. However, there was also a lot of other interesting Buenos Aires news, so I have quite a list today. And remember, you can follow Buenos Aires Life on Twitter to get instant access to BA-related news and happenings. Argentina nabs … Read more

Buenos Aires News: Edition 9

I’ve decided to bring back the Buenos Aires News postings that I had previously been doing. I know it’s been awhile since Edition 8, but look for them to come more regularly now. If you want up-to-the-minute Buenos Aires updates, follow the Buenos Aires Life Twitter account. Can Argentina’s Diego Maradona work his magic? [Miami Herald] … Read more

Buenos Aires Record Rainfall and Flooding

While the east coast of the United States is having record snowfall, Buenos Aires has broken the record for February rainfall and come close to an all-time monthly record.  All this rainfall has brought some horrible flooding in the capital as well with many homes and shops flooding. The video below shows a great shot … Read more

Dengue Fever on the Outskirts of Buenos Aires

After last Friday’s warning from the US Embassy in Argentina about an outbreak of Dengue fever in Argentina which mostly affected the northern provinces, MercoPress is reporting today that two new confirmed cases had been detected in Quilmes to the south of Buenos Aires. Here is the text of the original US Embassy alert: DENGUE … Read more

Buenos Aires News: Edition 8

Sorry for the delay in posting, but we’ve been travelling a lot recently.  We’ll be trying to get back to some more regular postings soon! For now, here’s some news… Tourism Declines Again In November [The Argentine Post] The Argentine Post is reporting that the number of people visiting Argentina declined for the second consecutive … Read more

Buenos Aires News: Edition 7

25% Increase in Subway, Bus and Train Fares (english) [La Nacion] Bus and subway fares will rise from $0.90 to $1.10 and train fares will rise by about 25% across the board.  The governemt is hoping to save $800 million on subsidies that it provides. Fares may be increased as soon as this Saturday. Honda … Read more

Buenos Aires News: Edition 6

20% Of Kids Say It’s Ok To Pay Bribes [Argentine Post] The Argentine Post has an interesting summary of a survey by the Argentine education ministry conducted on public school students aged 11-15.  20% of the students surveyed say it’s sometimes or always ok to pay a bribe while 30% say it’s ok to avoid … Read more