Madonna, Christina and Ex-Rebel Hostage Meet

Madonna has arrived in Buenos Aires for her series of near sold-out concerts at the River Plate Stadium on December 3, 4, 6, and 7.  The shows were originally all sold out, which caused scalper’s prices to jump, but additional tickets to all shows were released (dashing many people’s thoughts of making a quick profit).

Her entourage consists of her three children  and 220 dancers, technicians and other crew members.  No word on whether A-Rod is with her or not.  Her Buenos Aires shows will be taped and used for her “Sticky and Sweet” tour video.

Yesterday, in an odd meeting, Madonna met with Argentina’s president Christina Fernández de Kirchner.  Madonna arrived early and Christina brought her into a closed door meeting with her previous appointment, Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.  Betancourt is one of the world’s best known ex-hostages who was freed in July after being held more than six years in jungle camps by leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

This is Madonna’s third time in Argentina and her second visit to the Pink House. In 1996, she filmed scenes from the movie “Evita” on the balcony of the Pink House (Casa Rosada) where she sang “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”

We managed to score some tickets for tonight’s opening concert, so we’ll be sure to let you know how it was.