March 16, 2013 |
BUENOS AIRES - A block away from Pope Francis' childhood home, a modest neighborhood church is wedged between a bakery and a bank of middle-class town houses. Inside is a small sign festooned in pastel construction paper - like the kind that church ladies anywhere in the world might make to celebrate a child's first communion. "Thank you, Francis!" it says. "Your pueblo accompanies you and prays for you. " Underneath is a reproduction of a card identifying Francis - Holy Father, bishop of Rome and vicar of Jesus Christ - as a fan of San Lorenzo, Buenos Aires' underdog soccer team.
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July 29, 2013 |
I've been a vegetarian for most of my life, which means that over the years I've been subjected to plenty of unsolicited opinions about my health and my decision to stop eating meat. There were epic battles with my grandmother, who grew up on a hog farm in Minnesota and believes eating animals is part of human nature. "It has to do with teeth," is her cryptic explanation. My other grandmother, a New Yorker with a New Age streak, insists that I need beef, chicken and fish even more than most people because of my blood type.
September 5, 2013 |
Pau Gasol is in Buenos Aires, preparing a pitch to the International Olympic Committee to bring the 2020 Olympic Games to Madrid. "I am very excited about being here," said Gasol, translated from Spanish. "We have a very strong bid, based on trust. We must guarantee that we are going to organize a great Olympics in 2020. " Gasol will make his presentation Saturday. Madrid is hoping to beat out Tokyo and Istanbul, Turkey, for the honor. Pau Gasol proud to be part of a “fantastic team” as he arrives in Buenos Aires.
October 4, 2013 |
BUENOS AIRES - Daniel Frago sat with a cup of coffee at a small table on the edge of the dance floor, explaining the art of the tango. "It's not about the man and the woman," the 55-year-old Buenos Aires hairdresser said. "It's about the driver and the driven. " Frago had come out to celebrate the eighth birthday of Tango Queer, a weekly party where women dance freely with women, and men dance freely with men. It's one of several popular gatherings in Buenos Aires that cater to gay and lesbian tango enthusiasts, as well as straights who want to test the dance's traditionally heterosexual gender roles.
July 11, 1995
A new governor takes office Wednesday in the troubled Argentine province of Cordoba, where riots broke out in June over the provincial government's failure to pay employees for more than two months. Gov. Eduardo Angeloz, unable to cope with the province's financial crisis, is resigning five months before the end of his term. His successor, Ramon Mestre, who was elected in May, will be taking office early.
December 14, 2002 |
Legislators in Buenos Aires granted legal status to gay and lesbian couples, allowing benefits such as pensions and hospital visits in a move hailed as a first in Latin America. After a noisy marathon debate, the legislature voted 29 to 10 to legalize same-sex civil unions in the city of 3 million that has a reputation as one of the most progressive in deeply Roman Catholic South America.