Buenos Aires Makes List of Cities with High Quality of Life
Buenos Aires has made a list of cities with a high quality of life. This list was published by the Mercer consulting firm and calculates city rankings based on factors like education, public transportation, and governmental stability, among others.
This list is published to assist businesses in figuring out suitable compensation and premiums in accordance with the reality of life in each city.
The official ranking of the Argentine capital was 93rd out of 231, but the city came in third for all of Latin America. (more…)
Famous Neighborhood Landmark Undergoes Restorations
A famous landmark in the Chacarita neighborhood of Buenos Aires is undergoing major restorations. The Comastri, a glass observatory, is an old relic of the colorful past of the neighborhood, built in 1875.
First, the Comastri operated as a private home, then as a cultural center, and most recently as a school for children with disabilities. In 2014, the site was declared a historical landmark.
Now, the Comastri will reopen once again as a cultural center in Buenos Aires.
Argentine Scientists Discover Glowing Frog
Scientists in Argentina have discovered the first species of glowing frogs in the world in the Amazon Basin. The scientists came from a museum of natural science in Buenos Aires that was studying the pigment of this particular frog species.
In fact, they stumbled upon this amazing discovery purely by accident.
While these scientists were examining the pigment of the frog , they found that the frog appears fluorescent under a UV light. They went on to uncover that the frog used emissions from the lymph nodes and other glands on its body in order give the skin its greenish glow. (more…)
Universities in Argentina Introduce Gluten Free Beer
Three universities in Argentina (Entre Ríos) teamed up to introduce a new gluten free beer made from rice. The beer is not officially on the market, but has received good reviews from various beer experts.
According to Claudia Liberman of the Program of Bettering Genetic Rice, the beer doesn´t taste much different from any normal beer. In addition, this beer can also take on a variety of different flavors.
Tourism High in Buenos Aires
Tourism has been high in the city Buenos Aires over the last three months. According to the City Tourism Office of Buenos Aires, a reported 500,000 tourists visited the city during the months of November, December, and January.
The tourists have been mainly from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. However, many of the tourists have also come from other Argentine provinces.
Furthermore, Buenos Aires was the top holiday destination in January, even over Bariloche, Mendoza, and other touristic cities. (more…)
Argentina´s Tennis Star Juan Martin del Potro is out for the Davis Cup
Next month, Argentina will face Italy in the next round of the Davis Cup. Unfortunately, Argentina´s tennis star Juan Martin del Potro is out for this tournament.
The captain of the Argentinian team, Daniel Orsanic, has officially made the announcement that Del Potro will not be participating.
The listed players are Diego Schwartzman, Horacio Zeballos, Guido Pella, and Leonardo Mayer. The matches will take place on February 3rd through the 5th at a park in Buenos Aires. (more…)
Donald Trump Makes Trade Changes with Argentina
Donald Trump had made some trade changes with Argentina, in which he prohibited lemon imports from Argentina.
This restriction will last for 60 days. Ironically, this change was made just a month after the US Congress authorized citric shipments from Argentina.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the restriction of Argentinian lemons after the newly inaugurated president asserted the importance of American products.
Argentina is the main producer of lemons for the globe (more…)
Buenos Aires Statue of Lionel Messi is Demolished
Recently, a Buenos Aires Statue of Lionel Messi was completely demolished. The statue was constructed at the end of June of last year, and was recently sabotaged.
Statues have also been constructed of other Argentinian athletes, such as Manu Ginobili (basketball), Gabriela Sabatini (tennis), Guillermo Vilas (tennis), Juan Manuel Fangio (Formula One), and Luciana Aymar (hockey).
Lionel Messi´s statue was targeted, as its head, torso, and arms are now missing. In addition, Sabatini´s statue was previously targeted a few years back (more…)
Argentina Welcomes Tony Allen
Argentina welcomes the famous Tony Allen in February! Tony Allen is a famous Nigerian drummer who has taken the afrobeat to new levels.
Allen used to star in Africa ´70, a band that was popular in the 1970s. After he left the band, it was said that numerous drummers were needed to replace Allen´s amazing sound. He truly is one of a kind!
Allen has made over 30 albums, all with a very unique sound. He has created a new perspective of African music, as he mixed funk, jazz, and Nigerian sound.
Futhermore, he has worked with a variety of artists throughout his carreer (more…)