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Latin America Travel Bucket List (Part Two) Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

¿Qué lugares de América Latina están en tu lista de deseos? (Which places in Latin America are on your bucket list?). With so many to choose from, it’s tough making a Latin America travel bucket list. I’ve already given you some ideas in Part One, including Machu Picchu, the Salt Flats of Bolivia, and the…

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The Gaucho: Key Figure of the Argentinean Culture Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

The gaucho could be defined as the Argentinean cowboy, a legendary figure well-known for their horse riding, cattle rearing, and living as a nomad of the pampas (grassy steppes). The concept of the gaucho spans hundreds of years, stemming from the colonization of the Southern Cone by the Spanish empire and the mixture of European…

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Argentina’s Instability on the Spotlight (+ Vocabulary) Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

You have probably heard a lot about Argentina this week, as South America’s second largest nation was “the thing” of the week in global news. In this post I’ll give you some key facts to better understand what’s happening down here regarding politics and the local economy. I’ll also introduce the most resounding words constantly…

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Copa América 2019: Brazil’s controverted victory Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

The 46th edition of the Copa América, the oldest international football competition organized by the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (South American Football Confederation), took place in Brazil from 14 June to 7 July 2019. Brazil won its ninth title after defeating Peru 3-1 in the final match. It is Brazil’s first title since 2007. But…

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Argentina’s National Flag Day Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

On June 20th, Argentineans celebrated el Día de la Bandera Nacional (Flag Day) and commemorated the death of its creator, Manuel Belgrano, one of the most important independence leaders, who died on June 20th, 1820. Flag Day celebrations in Argentina have a special venue: el Monumento Nacional a la Bandera (National Flag Memorial), located in…

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How to Speak Spanish like a True “Argento” Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

The inhabitants of Argentina use a peculiar variant of what is called español rioplatense (Spanish from the Río de la Plata), one of the many dialects forming part of the Spanish language as a whole. Besides the most obvious traits of this Spanish variant you probably read about on Jakob’s blog, there is a number…

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The best events that brought Argentina to the spotlight in 2018 Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

El país del tango was the scenario for many important events in 2018, even within the context of a national economic crisis that has risen Argentina’s inflación to its highest peak since the 90’s. Let’s delve into the most interesting events that made Argentina show up on the news this year. A new satellite in…

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