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Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2, Football

Ibet: Argentina Look The World Cup Bet At 13/2

Gareth Purnell takes a look at the outright prices in the World Cup betting market with a touch of value in mind

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 4:08 pm

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers, Notebook

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers

It is Autumn-time south of the equator, and whilst the majority of Argentinians are readying themselves for another Boreal winter, the small town of Las Lajitas is ramping up for its busiest time of year.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 2 June 2013 at 7:15 pm

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?

Buzzing in your ear, crawling over your skin, coiled in your boot or lying drunken in a woozy cloud of rotten apples. It takes a particular personality to appreciate the virtues of our six and eight-legged neighbours.

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 1:33 pm

San Lorenzo look set to be finally going home – with the support of Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen, Football

San Lorenzo look set to be finally going home – with the support of Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen

They may have gone through financial ruin, a period of 14 years without a home ground and a move to one of Buenos Aires’ roughest neighbourhoods, not to mention relegation, but San Lorenzo look set to be finally going home.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 1:46 pm

Even the most ardent of the anti-Messi gang have abandoned their mistaken stance, Football

Even the most ardent of the anti-Messi gang have abandoned their mistaken stance

For many in Argentina, Messi was not one of them; he was a child of Barcelona, raised abroad and lacking in sufficient nationalistic zeal.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 19 October 2012 at 12:02 am

5000 Mile project: Shoots of recovery in Patagonia after a century of over-grazing, Notebook

5000 Mile project: Shoots of recovery in Patagonia after a century of over-grazing

During the past 700 miles of our 5000mileproject odyssey, we’ve steadily been running north from the southerly most tip of continental South America, a wild and remote region of the planet. A place one would consider relatively protected from this ‘humanoid’ onslaught?

By | Notebook | Monday, 1 October 2012 at 2:50 pm

New Argentine play on the Malvinas / Falklands portrays Thatcher as devil, the British as pirates, Arts

New Argentine play on the Malvinas / Falklands portrays Thatcher as devil, the British as pirates

In the play “Malvinas, islas de la memoria” about the Malvinas / Falklands war, currently running at the Cervantes National theatre in Buenos Aires, writer / director Julio Cardoso and his team make it clear that parody is the only possible way to look back and laugh.

By | Arts, Notebook, iPolitics | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 2:00 am

‘Videocracy’ and ‘Videology’: Argentina’s latest Falkland Islands / Malvinas stunt, Film

‘Videocracy’ and ‘Videology’: Argentina’s latest Falkland Islands / Malvinas stunt

An Argentine government video that shows an Argentine athlete training on the Falklands Islands / Malvinas and claims them for that country has created furore. But Mariana Marcaletti says that this isn’t the usual sabre rattling: it’s the start of a different kind of politics for the Argentinian government.

By | Film, Notebook | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 3:57 am

William Hague must get post-colonial on Latin America. Fast, Notebook

William Hague must get post-colonial on Latin America. Fast

During a recent Foreign Office ceremony our ever inclusive Foreign Secretary invited questions from the floor. Without hesitation a distinguished, redheaded woman offered enquiry. No academic or think tank boffin alas, this piper-upper was none other than the (relatively) new Argentinian ambassador to London, HE Alicia Castro.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 6 May 2012 at 4:00 am

Dictatorship and war: Issues surrounding the Falklands/Malvinas questioned by “Las islas”, Arts

Dictatorship and war: Issues surrounding the Falklands/Malvinas questioned by “Las islas”

Reality isn’t black and white, let alone arguable situations like battles, human greediness or evilness.

Director Alejandro Tantanián’s version of writer Carlos Gamerro’s Las islas – which premiered last year in state-run San Martín theatre in Buenos Aires – sheds some light on the “grey” zones of war, on why winners and defeated parties have more than a thing in common and why we should still be debating the current consequences of our recent past.

By | Arts | Friday, 4 May 2012 at 4:00 am

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