The Bolivian Coup; Evo in Buenos Aires

12th June 2020 Tony Phillips 0

December 17, 2019 President Evo Morales — who is technically still president of Bolivia — gave a press conference in Buenos Aires at the CCC (Cultural and Cooperative Centre) at 10:00 AM local time, December 17th. President Morales was forced […]

The Wards are Filling Up

22nd May 2020 Tony Phillips 0

By Marcus Christoph It began with a rather bizarre situation. Carlota Salomon, 26 years a doctor at the “José María Penna” hospital, Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires, had put on her elaborate protective clothing and approached her first coronavirus patient to […]

Ground Zero, Buenos Aires

29th November 2018 Tony Phillips 0

On the last day of November, 2018 the centre of the city of Buenos Aires was put on lock-down by the police, the military, and the secret services of twenty nations to protect their top government representatives; men and women […]

Chavez and Nestor Kirchner

RIP Nestor Kirchner

29th October 2010 Tony Phillips 1

Buenos Aires Thursday Oct 28, 2010 Thirty five thousand Argentines, mainly supporters of Nestor Kirchner’s “Peronist” party, waited patiently in front of the Presidential Palace, The Pink House or “Casa Rosada”. They were there to pay their respects. In the […]

Happy 200th Argentina

22nd May 2010 Tony Phillips 0

This week is Bicentenary week in Buenos Aires. As I sit here sucking my Guarani tea (mate) from a straw/bombilla, I reflect on the bombastic inventiveness of history.

Review: The Lives of Eliza Lynch, Scandal and Courage,

1st March 2010 Tony Phillips 0

I was invited to São Paulo by the Author, former Irish ambassador to the United Nations Michael Lillis, to attend the book launch of the Brazilian Portuguese version of their book. It was refreshing to see that even in the twenty-first century, this shadowy heroine is still capable of eliciting a fiery debate.