Political Eh-conomy Radio returns with a new logo, new life and a new episode focused on Latin America. First up: Aaron Tauss, assistant professor ofContinue reading
ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid…Continue reading
I love this short Argentine animation film Padre, and I think you will too. If the film piques your interest into animation production, then check out the wonderful making-of short the filmmakers have so generously provided here (https://vimeo.com/886…Continue reading
Well this is bound to piss off David Cameron. Badboy Vlad Putin has inked a military pact with Argentine president Christina Fernandez backing her countryContinue reading
The British government is planning to reinforce its garrison on the Falklands Islands out of concern of another attempt by Argentina to take the islandsContinue reading
From a purely organizational standpoint, there are plenty of reasons for the gender binary. The system delineates male and female characteristics as separate and static,Continue reading
The English translation of Che Wants to See You was recently published. It is a remarkable insider account by Ciro Bustos, a comrade-in-arms who wasContinue reading
Even though he belongs to the most conservative wing of the Catholic Church, and is a fierce enemy of the equality of women and gayContinue reading
The sins of the Argentinian church (article in The Guardian): The last pope was a member of the Hitler Youth. The new one acted likeContinue reading
The original plan was to climb this mountain on the 2nd day upon our arrival at San Antonio De Los Cobres.But because I have never done high altitude situations before, I have been feeling sick a lot on our “practice” climbs. So far, I have only climbe…Continue reading
The original plan was to climb this mountain on the 2nd day upon our arrival at San Antonio De Los Cobres. But because I haveContinue reading
Yesterday was really scary day for me. So we started our day of acclimatization by going to this town called San Antonio De Los Cobres. Its a town situated about 3,370 m above sea level. Enough to give me symptoms of altitude sickness. A bad case of al…Continue reading
Yesterday was really scary day for me. So we started our day of acclimatization by going to this town called San Antonio De Los Cobres.Continue reading
Buenos Aires reminds me a bit of Madrid. Its beautiful, romantic and busy. I am sharing some pictures of my stay in BsAs. I am posting these from my phone so there’s not a lot I can do with captioning to explain the pictures but when I get to a compute…Continue reading
Buenos Aires reminds me a bit of Madrid. Its beautiful, romantic and busy. I am sharing some pictures of my stay in BsAs. I amContinue reading
Finally made it to Buenos Aires. It is beautiful and hoooooooot. I am at a McDonalds now trying to take advantage of their free WiFi and airconditioning. It’s the only place I know that has free wifi! 🙂 Oh, they have security guards at the door of McDonalds like someone’s gonna steal a big Mac. — actually there are security guards everywhere. The banks, hotels, grocery stores, etc. It’s weird because to me it actually adds to the feeling of insecurity looking at these places that’s so heavily guarded.
I am seriously thinking that I brought the wrong clothes because everything I brought was for cooler weather. Mind you the reason I am in Argentina is to go to Salta and climb the Nevado De Chani – a mountain that’s about 6000 m. So I thought it was gonna be cool doing the trek so I brought clothes for cooler conditions.
But having spent about 35C in Panama City yesterday and now, another 30C in BsAs, I’m afraid that I’ll be too warm with the clothes I have! My feet is sweating so much and I wish I. Brought sandals or flip flops instead.
I am thinking of starting to take the bus to Salta tomorrow night. It takes almost 24 hours to get there apparently which I don’t really mind because I wanna see the scenery on the way there. I also wanted to spend time in a less crowded city. Buenos Aires is beautiful but its a really big and busy city and to be honest, big cities aren’t my thing. It reminds me a bit of Madrid! Beautiful and busy! The architecture has a European feel as well. And they have lots of outdoor café and patios etc. I like that a lot of the streets are covered in trees!
Anyway, now that I have cooled off a bit, I’m gonna walk towards the train/bus station and see the bus schedule for salta tomorrow…
Finally made it to Buenos Aires. It is beautiful and hoooooooot. I am at a McDonalds now trying to take advantage of their free WiFiContinue reading