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30 years later – pain and hope

By bitsandpieces - Monday, April 2, 2012

There is so much that has been said and can be said on this 30th anniversary of the start of the Malvinas War, and probably there is some truth in… Read more…

20 years of impotence

By bitsandpieces - Friday, March 16, 2012

20 years ago a bomb destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring 242 people. The blast destroyed not only the embassy building but a Catholic Church… Read more…

Alicia Moreau de Justo

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, March 8, 2012

It’s inevitable on this International Women’s Day to think of women who have lived in Buenos Aires and left a strong mark even after leaving. What about somebody who was… Read more…

The story of the name

By bitsandpieces - Sunday, March 4, 2012

Where did the name Buenos Aires come from? Why “Good Airs”? I found a very interesting article in Wikipedia on this. Maybe somebody would like to elaborate further. Here is… Read more…

Bicentennary of the creation of the Argentine flag

By bitsandpieces - Monday, February 27, 2012

Today, 200 years ago, general Manuel Belgrano raised for the first time the Argentine national flag beside the Paraná river, in Rosario, Santa Fe province. The white and light blue… Read more…

Argentine Antarctica Day

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On February 22, 1904 the Argentine flag was raised for the first time in the South Orkney Islands in what was to become the longest permanent occupation in this continent…. Read more…

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