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Argentina vs. Canada friendly match – the last home game in Buenos Aires before the Argentinean team headed to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Argentina beat Canada 5-0, even without Lionel Messi, their star player (and my new favorite soccer player. Not that I had an old favorite soccer player…)

Woot woot!

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Asociacion Madres de Plaza del Mayo (The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo) is an organization of mothers who united in the 1970’s to look for their children who disappeared during the Dirty War.

During the Dirty War (1976-1983), the Argentinean government was responsible for the disappearance of more than 10,000 people – mostly political activists, students, and guerillas of the People’s Revolutionary Army. (The Mothers claim this number is more than 30,000 – the actual number is hard to determine given the circumstances.) The majority of these people are still unaccounted for.

Today, Los Madres, donned in white scarves, unite every Thursday in the Plaza De Mayo of Buenos Aires for a peaceful protest – demanding information on the whereabouts of those missing.

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For more information about the Mothers, check out their official website… or check out the documentary – Las Madres Del Plaza

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We took a walking tour through San Telmo, one of the barrios in Buenos Aires which is well known for its street art. The roads are lined with graffiti and there are art galleries on every block – it’s a really cool place to wander around with a guide to get some great info on the local artists.

I’m really horrible with remembering names of artists and I should have taken better notes… but I’ll work in filling them in as I find them.

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Our guide

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My favorite gallery showing was artist Javier Lodeiro’s Wild Child exhibit:

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Check out the ArtWalk blog at juanele.me (The archives from May show a lot of the galleries we visited if you are interested…)

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Buenos Aires, the largest and most metropolitan city in Argentina, is where The Khalerias ended their five month stint in South America.

Not unlike any other large city, BA is divided into 48 ‘barrios’ each with a style all their own:

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Waterfront of the Puerto Madero district.

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The Puente De La Mujer (Woman’s Bridge) in the Downtown area

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Palermo – the most populated district, and where most tourists stay

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Recoleta – home to a giant Mausoleum where Evita is buried.

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San Telmo – the arts district

Buenos Aires offers a lot more than most cities in South America – cuisine variety, parks, countless markets, tango, and serious nightlife.

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The most popular drink is Fernet, a bitter spirit drank with cola. You’ll have to ask Lina or Ryan for a positive recommendation – I think it tastes like Vodka mixed with dirt.

Besides eating/drinking/tango-ing, we spent some time taking in the local art scene and catching Argentina’s last futbol match before the World Cup…

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