Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Views from Afar

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in lifestyle, politics | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie As a US Citizen living outside my home country, it was extremely interesting watching today's inauguration of President Barack Obama. It was a moving experience, even from 6,000 miles away. I never knew one could have both tears and goose ...

New Park to Protect Marine Life Announced

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 Posted in fauna, politics | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie The Argentine Government has just signed into law a new coastal park designed to protect marine wildlife. According to the Science Daily, the new park is located on the Atlantic coast, at the Golfo San Jorge, in the ...

Cristina Announces Stimulus Package

Friday, December 5th, 2008 Posted in business, politics | No Comments »

Written by Jamie President Cristina has just unveiled her stimulus package tallying US$3.7 billion. According to People's Daily Online, the plan will have four major components: 1) Low cost consumer loans will be available to purchase electronic appliances of up to US$1,500 ...

Argentina Unemployment Rate Drops

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in business, culture, politics | 11 Comments »

Written by Jamie According to Reuters, the 3rd quarter unemployment rate in Argentina dropped to 7.8%. The article goes on to say that the current government's top economic priority is to keep people employed. Anyone who has spent anytime in Argentina has ...

Argentina and the USA Have Something in Common

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 Posted in politics | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie As Americans (people from the USA) living full time in Argentina, we naturally think about the comparisons and differences between the two countries. According to the Clarin, the daily Argentine newspaper, Queen Cristina and King George have something in common. ...

Cristina is Hurting Her Favorite Vacation Spot

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 Posted in culture, day to day, politics | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie Despite her frequent visits and adoration for the glaciers of Argentina, Cristina made a disastrous decision today to veto a law (ley 26.418) that would protect the ancient, awe-inspiring glaciers of Argentina's southern Patagonia, according to Taringa!. The law ...

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 Posted in day to day, politics | 7 Comments »

Written by Shanie Yes we can!!! Recently we were speaking to our friends, neighbors and past owners of our house, Rodolfo and Polo (we call them Ro and Po for short). It was their opinion that the United States was not ready ...

Cristina Wants to Decrimanilize Drug Use

Friday, August 8th, 2008 Posted in culture, politics | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie In an interesting turn of events (maybe to get attention off the recent farm strikes), President Cristina has began to push for decriminalization of drug use, according to a report on CNN. She, as well as others in ...

Cobos Tiene Huevos

Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Posted in culture, day to day, politics | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie As was posted the other day, Vice President Julio Cobos casted a very important tie-breaker vote. He went with his heart and against the president who selected him as her running mate. I came across this banner on an ...

In a Twist of Fate

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 Posted in business, culture, politics | 5 Comments »

Written by Jamie As we have posted from time to time, there has been a big, on-going soap opera unfolding in Argentina. For those of you just tuning in, here is what has happened in a nutshell. The government raised export taxes ...