Buenos Aires

Flood toll mounts in Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner (centre) visits residents affected by the flood, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

The death toll from massive flooding in Argentina has risen to 56, prompting the government to declare three days of national mourning and drawing a message of concern from Pope Francis.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 3:03pm

Hong Kong teenagers detained in Buenos Aires return home

Two Hong Kong teenage girls – who were allegedly detained in Argentina after damaging a valuable antique vase and a painting – returned home on Friday morning.

Police said the pair, aged 17 and 18, claimed they had been detained in the capital Buenos Aires for about a week in mid-February by five to six Putonghua-speaking men, who accused them of damaging the two items.

1 Mar 2013 - 6:11pm

Holiday ordeal girls due home from Argentina

Two teen girls are expected to arrive home soon in Hong Kong after a harrowing ordeal in Argentina, where they were apparently held against their will in a dispute over a vase and painting worth US$800,000, police say.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:49am

Buenos Aires boutique hotel offers custom-made experience

Hub Porteno is located in the well-heeled Recoleta neighbourhood.

Buenos Aires has long held the cultural crown among its Latin American neighbours, being synonymous with a dedication to the arts, where bookworms do the tango and cabbies listen to poetry deep into the night.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:28pm

Tens of thousands protest Argentine reforms

Protesters demonstrate during a march against Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires. Photo: AP

Banging on pots, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Argentina early on Friday to protest a possible third term for President Cristina Kirchner.

“Yes to democracy, no to re-election” chanted the flag-waving demonstrators, who also took issue with rampant corruption and crime in the South American country.

9 Nov 2012 - 10:21am

Sprawl of the wild

Ten years ago, Argentina's economy went into a free fall. Residents took to the streets of Buenos Aires, the capital, bashing saucepans in protest at the handling of the economy. But the city has come a long way since then, especially in regard to tourism.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Argentina can be a profitable 'adventure'

British financial magazine MoneyWeek once called buying property in Argentina 'an adventure' - adding, in 2007, that 'like all the best adventures, it's not without its rewards'.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Calle Florida, Buenos Aires

Since the devaluation of the peso in 2001, shopping in Argentina has become attractive to many foreigners. There are a number of shopping precincts in the nation's capital, such as upscale Recoleta, the antiques fairs of San Telmo and the boutiques of Palermo.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The Dance

Tango Pasion - Maria of Buenos Aires

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Buenos Aires-Shanghai flights to start in June

The first direct flights from Buenos Aires to Shanghai will start in June.

The flights are expected to promote two-way tourism links which have been restricted by air journeys requiring considerable transiting time.

The Aerolineas Argentinas flight, which will operate twice a week, will take nearly 24 hours.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


Tango Pasion: This troupe of Argentinian tango dancers, singers and musicians performs a new show, From Buenos Aires To Paris, in which digital technology is used to create the illusion of a real couple dancing with its virtual double on stage. Today, 8pm. City Hall Concert Hall. $100-$300 Urbtix: 2734 9009.

16 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

48 Hours in Buenos Aires

Get your bearings.

Ezeiza international airport is 35 kilometres from the city centre. Manuel Tienda Leon has run a bus service from there ever since the late General Peron was in nappies. Licensed taxis are about three times the price but avoid cowboy taxis unless you want to lose money and your temper.

Cultural afternoon.

30 May 2000 - 12:00am

HKCEE promise

HKCEE promise I am writing to promise my brother that I will work hard in the HKCEE and be promoted to Form Six.

TAMMY TAM ICQ disadvantages ICQ has many drawbacks. Some teenagers spend too much time on it and not enough on studying. For example, they use it late into the night and then fall asleep at school. This adversely affects their results.

2 May 2000 - 12:00am

P&O sells Argentine stake

British shipping group Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co says its Australian subsidiary will sell 37.5 per cent of its stake in an Argentine terminal operator for US$38.8 million.

9 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

French lift Latin Cup

FRANCE played brilliant rugby to outclass Argentina 47-12 to take home the inaugural Latin Cup in Buenos Aires.

The French were simply too fast in the back and too strong in the forwards.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am