The International Short Film Festival took place in Buenos Aires starting on Thursday, October 6th and running until Sunday, October 9th.
This Short Film Festival originally began in 2002, but Buenos Aires wasn´t a host until 2014. The festival also takes place in various cities throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America each year.
The manager of the Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Juan Pablo Franky, asserted Buenos Aires´ participation in the event to a local Buenos Aires newspaper: ´´It´s undeniable that Buenos Aires is a famous cosmopolitan city with a busy cultural agenda, and yet it´s always willing to enrich and expand its cultural industries.´´
Bill Passed in Buenos Aires Prevents Agrochemical Use in the City
A bill was recently passed in the city of Buenos Aires that prevents agrochemical use in the city. The bill received extensive support for a variety of political groups in Buenos Aires.
Specifically, the law now prohibits the use of synthetic herbicides on public and private land throughout Buenos Aires.
An official of the Partido Socialista Auténtico (PSA), Adrián Camps, is the government leader who promoted and supported this bill.
Camps was especially adamant about the problem of chemical use along railroad tracks and other locations. Although the chemicals were used with good intent to prevent weeds from growing, they are toxic to the people who live close to these areas. (more…)
Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Teatro Colon
This week, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires is all about the poetry and the famous words from Shakespeare. Who has heard of the words: “All the perfumes of Arabia could not wash these little hands” might recognize this all-time favourite play. The famous opera Macbeth was created by one of the most popular composers of the 19thcentury; Giuseppe Verdi. This opera derives from the year 1847, where the opera is composed out of 4 acts. The libretto is done by Francesco Maria Piave and in collaboration with Andrea Maffei. (more…)
Argentina takes 9 spots in the Latin America’s 50 best restaurants list of 2016
Argentina is a beautiful country that boasts great culinary expertise. In fact, there is a list that ranks the 50 best restaurants in Latin America, and Argentine restaurants occupy 9 spots on this prestigious list.
This list is released on an annual basis, and Argentina truly proved itself this year in the gastronomy scene as many of its restaurants made the ranking, and one even made it to the top ten of the list. The list is made by a jury of independent food experts, writers and connoisseurs.
Restaurants like Don Julio, La Cabrera and Four Seasons Elena are some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires. (more…)
Air Travel between Argentina and Brazil looks promising
In the past few years, trade between Argentina and Brazil has plummeted greatly. In addition, it doesn´t help that both countries are suffering from recessions. However, air travel between the two countries is looking promising.
Gol, one of Brazil´s main airlines, will be adding at least 250 extra flights for the upcoming months. Because of this, Argentinians are flocking to Brazil.
Normally, more Brazilians travel to Argentina than Argentinians travel to Brazil, but the recent increase in flights is changing the situation. (more…)
Buenos Aires Food Week
This month the city of Buenos Aires has organized a culinary event for trying out different types of food in the Argentine capital. During 2 weeks, more than 40 restaurants will provide people with special offers intended to promote their menu´s and the use of local ingredients meant for creating a more healthy way of cooking that doesn’t harm the environment. In most of the restaurants, these offers include an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. Prices can vary from $170 to $350 pesos and exclude drinks and services. Participants have to reserve their night out a week advance of the start of this event. (more…)
Del Potro Returns to the US Open
Argentina´s tennis star Juan Martín del Potro returned to the US Open in his first match on Tuesday, August 30th.
Del Potro has not played in the tournament since 2013 due to a nasty wrist injury, for which he had to undergo surgeries and intense rehabilitation.
Del Potro previously won the US Open in 2009, but lost to Lleyton Hewitt the next year in the second round. Ever since then, del Potro has battled a wrist injury in the attempts to make a comeback in his career. (more…)
Argentina´s World Cup Team: Aguero is out and Messi returns!
As Argentina´s first game in the World Cup qualifiers approaches, some changes are being made in the team´s line-up. Sergio Aguero has pulled out and Lionel Messi has confirmed his return to the national team.
Aguero was injured in the game against West Ham over the weekend. According to the medical staff, he has pulled his left calf muscle and will be out for at least the first game of the World Cup qualifiers.
In addition, Javier Pastore also pulled a calf muscle, so he won´t be able to play in at least the first two games of the qualifiers. (more…)
Though the many tourists that reside in Buenos Aires enjoy the typical Argentinian food, cravings for other types of food inevitable arise!
Recently, a new restaurant has cropped up on San Martín called 430. This restaurant boasts an Asian fusion that some believe the city lacks.
Martín Jiang, an Argentine with Chinese parents, seeks to spread Asian gastronomy with the opening of his first restaurant. He states, ´´We use different techniques; Chinese, Japanese, Thai…plenty of cilantro, dashes of sesame oil and peanuts for crunch.´´ (more…)