Archive for March, 2008

Farm Strike-The Latest

Monday, March 31st, 2008 Posted in business, politics | No Comments »

Written by Jamie Late Friday and into Saturday, the government met with the farm union to negotiate the new export tax. During that time, the farmers agreed to suspend their strike. According to this article,  the talks didn't go so well. The ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 2 Comments »

Momma having a little drink.

Farmer’s Strike-Temporary Truce

Saturday, March 29th, 2008 Posted in business, politics | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie According to the Associated Press, the farmer's have agreed to temporarily halt the strike and meet with the government to discuss the tax increase. It might be a little early to put the pots and pans away, but it appears ...

Farm Strike Update

Friday, March 28th, 2008 Posted in business, politics | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie President/Queen Cristina has now said that if the farmers end their strike, she will meet with them to discuss the current situation. This is certainly a step towards resolving the problem. Yesterday, she was quoted as saying, “To ...

Farm Strike in Argentina

Thursday, March 27th, 2008 Posted in business, culture, politics | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie There is a current strike going on with the Argentine farmers. The main issue at hand is the raising of export taxes on such agricultural goods as soy beans, from 35% to 44%. The government changed this tax ...

Newsweek Article on Cristina’s First 100 Days

Thursday, March 27th, 2008 Posted in business, politics | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie Here is an article posted on the Newsweek blog about Argentina's new president, Cristina Fenandez Kirchner. On a side note, most of the Argentines we have asked what they think about her, say something like "same president as before ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 3 Comments »

mambo:  technically mambo is the African rhythms intermixed into Latin American music.  But in slang, mambo is used to describe someone or something with bad vibes, issues or problems, or being in an undesired situation. 

Mountain Biking the Quetrihué Peninsula

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 Posted in lifestyle, sports | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie Yesterday our good friends from New York and us packed up the truck and rolled over to Villa La Angostura.  Wendy pampered herself with a nice spa day at La Posasa Hosteria. She reports back a great experience with a ...

Dinosaur Fossils in Northern Argentina

Monday, March 24th, 2008 Posted in travel | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Another little know fact about this part of the world are that dinosaurs used to roam back in the day, as long as 150 million years ago. “Argentina has the richest and longest-term record for dinosaurs in all ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Patagonian Sheep