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The Argentina Independent

Monday, Jan 16

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Hiking Around Bariloche on the Cheap

Nick Phillips spends several days hiking and camping around the mountains and lakes surrounding Bariloche, in northern Patagonia. He describes his journey and provides tips on how to visit the spectacular area without breaking the bank.

Wednesday, Jan 4

20

A Farewell Message from The Indy Editors

The time has come to say goodbye.

Friday, Dec 30

22

Is Argentina Going Green?

The government launched the plan RenovAR earlier this year to promote investment in the country's renewables sector. Zach Marzouk sat down with three industry experts to discuss the plans.

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The Indy Eye: Villa Ocampo, UNESCO Cultural Observatory

Out in the leafy northern suburb of San Isidro, the mansion belonging to renowned Argentine writer and intellectual, now a UNESCO-run cultural observatory, offers an interesting escape from the bustling city.

Wednesday, Dec 28

19

There Be Demons: Teaching Exorcism in Buenos Aires

Katie McGhee meets with "evil’s new enemy", Bishop Manuel Acuña, founder of Latin America's first school of exorcism, to talk spirits, possessions, and Satan.

Tuesday, Dec 27

22

Enjoy Alchemy: Where Ice Cream Fuses with Alcohol

Zach Marzouk visits Enjoy Alchemy, a new ice cream parlour in Palermo that takes the helado chemistry to a whole new level.

Monday, Dec 26

18

Changing Perceptions: Job Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Access to employment is scarce for people with intellectual disabilities in Argentina, but a number of organisations are leading a gradual cultural shift to encourage work and social inclusion.

Friday, Dec 23

20

Argentine Humanitarian Refuge: Finding Homes for Syrian Refugees

Zach Marzouk speaks to Mariano Winograd, the founder of the Argentine Humanitarian Refuge, which is helping Syrian refugees start a new life in Argentina.

Thursday, Dec 22

Argentina’s Debt Dilemma: Déjà Vu?

After 15 years locked out of international credit markets, Argentina is issuing new debt rapidly under President Mauricio Macri, raising concerns about sustainability in an uncertain economic climate.

18

TRENspotting in Argentina: An Interview with Daniel Tunnard

The Englishman who took all the buses in Buenos Aires has now taken (nearly) all the trains in Argentina, compiling tales of slow-moving journeys and witty reflections of local life his new book: TRENspotting en los Ferrocarriles…

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TRENspotting en los Ferrocarriles Argentinos, by Daniel Tunnard

The English-language version of the introduction of 'TRENspotting en los Ferrocarriles Argentinos', by Daniel Tunnard, presented in full.

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Immipreneurs in Argentina: Danil Tchapovski (Russia)

As the political debate over immigration rages on, we went to find some of the foreigners who have set up interesting entrepreneurial ventures as part of their new life in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, Dec 21

20

Climbing in the Concrete Jungle

Nick Phillips searches for new heights at Buenos Aires' rock climbing centres, finding a variety of walls and courses for climbing novices and pros alike.

Tuesday, Dec 20

17

Immipreneurs in Argentina: Susan Kennedy (Ireland)

As the political debate over immigration rages on, we went to find some of the foreigners who have set up interesting entrepreneurial ventures as part of their new life in Buenos Aires.

6 Puertas: Five Puerta Cerradas in One

Katie McGhee checks out 6 Puertas, a new twist on Buenos Aires' closed-door restaurant movement, a rotating pop-up event catered by five chefs.

Monday, Dec 19

18

Clientelism: An Interview with Gabriel Vommaro

B.M Bresnahan catches up with sociologist Gabriel Vommaro to discuss clientelism in the 21st century, and also the rise of Mauricio Macri, a year after PRO took power.

Friday, Dec 16

16

Immipreneurs in Argentina: Mickael Rouxel (France)

As the political debate over immigration rages on, we went to find some of the foreigners who have set up interesting entrepreneurial ventures as part of their new life in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, Dec 15

20

La Cabaña: ‘The Best Beef in the World’

Caleb Thornton-Shaw visits La Cabaña to see if this Argentine institution lives up to its reputation of serving up the best beef in the world.

Wednesday, Dec 14

21

One Year of Macri: When Politics Holds the Economy Together

El Diplo's José Natanson looks back at President Mauricio Macri's first year, arguing that his Cambiemos government has enjoyed political victories but seems increasingly out of ideas when it comes to fixing the economy.

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Immipreneurs in Argentina: Laura Higuita (Colombia)

As the political debate over immigration rages on, we went to find some of the foreigners who have set up interesting entrepreneurial ventures as part of their new life in Buenos Aires.

Monday, Dec 12

17

Immipreneurs in Argentina: Paul Gallinato (USA)

As the political debate over immigration rages on, we went to find some of the foreigners who have set up interesting entrepreneurial ventures as part of their new life in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, Dec 6

18

Teaching Taxidermy: The Art of Giving Life

On the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Pedro Bienvenido Viamonte teaches students the art of taxidermy, a service he has mastered over decades and now provides for clients all around the world.

Monday, Dec 5

21

The Debate Over Electronic Voting in Argentina

Despite a setback in The Senate, the government is determined to push ahead with comprehensive electoral reform based on a new electronic voting system. The Indy consulted with experts to analyse the debate.

Friday, Dec 2

19

Guilty Verdicts in Historic Human Trafficking Trial in Tierra del Fuego

Judges in Tierra del Fuego province have condemned three people for human trafficking and forced prostitution in the first trial in Argentina in which one of the victims acted as plaintiff.

Tuesday, Nov 29

21

76 Killed as Plane Carrying Brazilian Football Club Crashes in Colombia

A charter flight carrying the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, their support staff, and journalists crashed last night in southern Colombia. Five on board survived the incident.

19

Subte Symphony: The Sounds of the Underground

The Indy catches up with some of the talented musicians who create an eclectic soundtrack to the daily commute of up to one million passengers on the Buenos Aires subte.

Thursday, Nov 24

20

Senate Approves New Rental Law

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill to regulate rental contracts and control abuses by landlords and estate agents by limiting commissions and restricting price increases.

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Government Confirms Enhanced Payment Plan ‘Ahora 18’

The Ministry of Production confirmed this week its plan to boost consumer spending with an expanded interest free commodity purchase program entitled “Ahora 18”.

Wednesday, Nov 23

17

The Antiquarian: Roberto Cerbo and La Gregoria

For years, Roberto Cerbo has been collecting antiques and vintage artifacts, creating a hybrid of neighbourhood bar, gallery, and general store at his place in Chacarita.

Tuesday, Nov 22

22

First Stage of Tax Amnesty Brings in US$7bn

The first phase of the 2016-17 blanqueo closed yesterday, and Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay has said that US$7bn was brought back into the country.