New “Red Subte” System in Buenos Aires to protect commuters from rising transportation costs
The costs for public transportation in Buenos Aires are rising. According to Transportation Minister Guillermo Dietrich, the fares of transport services within the City of Buenos Aires, as well as for the operators of the routes in the Greater Buenos Aires area will raise in February 2018.
To protect commuters in Buenos Aires, the new Red SUBTE system will be implemented. People who take the train, bus, and subway in Buenos Aires regularly and also have to switch between multiple services to get to their destination (more…)
Buenos Aires to Host the 2018 Youth Olympics
From 6 till 18 October 2018, Buenos Aires will host the third Summer Youth Olympic Games. Young athletes from 200 countries worldwide will come to the Argentine capital. Promoted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), 4800 athletes from 15 till 18 years old will battle in different sports categories. During two weeks, 185 events will take place in 26 different sports. Various sports venues such as the new Olympic Village in Villa Soldati will host the event. The Olympic Games are expected to leave a positive impact on the city of Buenos Aires. (more…)
Buenos Aires Rated as Top Worldwide Gastronomic Destination
Buenos Aires continues to improve its position among the world´s top gastronomic cities in the rankings. This year, it placed 37th among the 100 best cities in the world to eat, in the traditional list made by Caterwings, a global catering company that every year produces the esteemed highly sought-after rankings.
Buenos Aires received a total score of 6.63 which takes into account restaurant reviews, the number and variety of street food venues, the quality of the ingredients and the average price. (more…)
26th LGBTIQ National Pride March Held in Buenos Aires
The 26th LGBTIQ National Pride March was held in the City of Buenos Aires as marchers called for the cessation of femicide and institutional violence.
The march gathered a large crowd as they reached the National Congress under the central slogan of “Enough femicides to transvestites, transsexuals and transgenders, enough institutional violence, pride to defend rights conquered.”
Ramiro Villaverde y Fernanda Curaqueo, some of the first leaders in the LGBTIQ scene and the leaders of the event, were proud of the turnout that seems to signal a bright future (more…)
Important Swiss Art Fair “Art Basel” in Buenos Aires
Finally the moment arrived: the great Swiss art fair, Art Basel (the most important in the world), began a new and ambitious project in Buenos Aires that was kept in secret for almost a year. Under the Art Basel Cities program, Buenos Aires hosted a delegation of around forty museum directors, curators, specialists and collectors from all over the world, such as Jean de Loisy, director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
During the fair, these figures will participate in a kind of “action center” at the headquarters of Art Basel, that the organization -together with the Buenos Aires Government (more…)
Frida Kahlo Exhibition at MALBA Buenos Aires
Frida Kahlo as well as other masters of Mexican Art such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco will be exhibited starting this week until February 19 in a show at the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires (MALBA). “Modern Mexico. Vanguardia y Revolución “, organized together with the National Museum of Art of Mexico, brought to Buenos Aires for the first time 170 pieces of art from more than 60 authors representing different modernist aesthetics that took place in Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century. (more…)
University Buenos Aires Ranked in Top Ten South America
This year´s 2018 QS Latin American Survey has, for the first time, ranked the University of Buenos Aires as one of the top ten universities in South America. The prestigious list ranked the University of Buenos Aires as 75th in the world earlier this year and has steadily rated the university more positively with each successive year since 2014.
QS, or Quacquarelli Symonds, the British company who has specialized in educational rankings since 1990, uses five criterion when making their determination: employability among graduates, research impact, and productivity (more…)
Anti-Stress Cabins Make Premier in Buenos Aires
According to some studies, almost half of all employees in Argentina suffer from stress in the workplace. While it is true, and possibly helpful, that Buenos Aires has the most psychologists per capita in the world, many still struggle with stressful feelings, but there is a new idea popping up around the city to combat these feelings: anti-stress cabins.
Created by of Buenos Aires’ Pets of the City division, the cabins relieve commuters´ stress by providing them with a space to enjoy the company of puppies and kittens while canceling out any unwanted noise (more…)
Argentina to Host 8th International Congress of Spanish language
Argentina has won the right to host the upcoming prestigious 8th annual International Congress of the Spanish Language. The event is to be held in Cordoba, Argentina in 2019 and will emphasize the educational and cultural aspects of Spanish and the impact of technology on the language. Special attention will also be paid to the “economic value” of Spanish, with phenomena such as language tourism and cultural industries linked to language to be discussed. The Spanish King Felipe and Queen Leticia have confirmed their participation. (more…)