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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Debt & the Dictators who love it

26th October 2007 Tony Phillips 0

Click “here” to listen in Spanish or to read in English how the latest Argentine dictatorship dragged their country into huge debt to enrich themselves, their friends and to enable foreign multinational expansion in Argentina.

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Oil and water in Argentina and Bolivia

21st April 2006 Tony Phillips 0

In Latin America, oil and water don?t mix. Or do they?
Latin American neighbors, Argentina and Bolivia have recently undertaken a re-nationalizing of their natural resources each their own way and for different reasons. This article compares the public-private struggles for oil and water resources in Argentina and in Bolivia.