Argentina

2:54pm

Tue September 10, 2013
World

In Argentina, A Winter Heat Wave Brings Record Highs

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Temperatures have reached record highs in Buenos Aires this week. Here, the city's market of Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo is seen on Sunday.
Alexander Hassenstein Getty Images

It's still officially wintertime in Buenos Aires, but the city is in a record heat wave. Tuesday's high was 34.4 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit), the hottest temperature recorded in September since 1940, La Nacion reports.

"The unusually high temperatures are expected until tomorrow and may reach the maximum of 40 degrees," the Buenos Aires Herald reports.

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2:32pm

Thu July 25, 2013
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Argentine Reggae Legend Fidel Nadal

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:50 pm

Fidel Nadal.
Courtesy of Florencia Rodriguez Cheula

In this installment of Latin Roots, the World Cafe team travels to Fidel Nadal's home studio in Buenos Aires for a session with a reggae performer who truly owns his genre. Nadal has 15 solo records to his name, and his album Forever Together was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2011.

Before fully going solo, Nadal spent a lot of time as a member of the punk-reggae band Todos Tus Muertos, which made six albums between 1988 and 2010. Hear three songs in this World Cafe session, recorded live in Buenos Aires.

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3:32pm

Mon July 15, 2013
The Salt

In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 4:40 pm

1:50pm

Thu July 11, 2013
World Cafe

Latin Roots: Catupecu Machu

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:02 am

Argentine-rock band Catupecu Machu.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Listen To Catupecu Machu Perform In Buenos Aires

Though Argentina may be known for tango music, there is a strong and thriving rock scene that seems to be taking over. World Cafe recently traveled to Buenos Aires to visit the home-studio of Catupecu Machu, one of Argentina's most popular rock bands.

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12:24pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 1:19 pm

Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla (center) is sworn in as president in Buenos Aires after seizing power in 1976.
Eduardo Di Baia AP

Jorge Rafael Videla, an ambitious Army chief who seized power in Argentina in 1976 and orchestrated a campaign of terror against his opponents, has died in prison at age 87.

Videla, whose "Dirty War" killed at least 15,000 people, perhaps twice as many, died of natural causes in Argentina's Marcos Paz prison, where he was serving multiple life sentences for crimes against humanity, officials said.

After leading a bloodless coup that toppled President Isabel Martinez de Peron on March 24, 1976, Videla became the head of a junta.

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