Argentine prisoner makes Pope Francis’ Communion Wafers

According to reports, since mid-July Pope Francis has been using Communion wafers made by an Argentine prisoner in the daily Mass he celebrates at the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence. The hosts are made by Gabriela Caballero, a 38-year-old woman who is serving a seven-year jail term in the San Martin Penitentiary outside Buenos Aires. Caballero…

Write to the Pope and he may call you back

Down-to-earth Pope Francis has charmed the masses with his informal style, simplicity and sense of humour. But be prepared if you write him a personal note as he may just call you back. A handful of strangers have received papal phone calls out of the clue after writing to him or suffering some personal tragedy….

LAN airlines to continue flying in Argentina

Buenos Aires Herald has reported that the federal government of Argentina is confident that LAN Argentina, part of the LATAM Airlines Group, will continue its operations in Argentina. Argentina’s Foreign Minister said that the company should hold talks with regulators, after having received this week an eviction notice to leave its hangar at the Metropolitan…

Puerto Iguazu airport could lose 4-8 daily flights in LAN dispute

Latin America’s biggest airline, LAN, has said that Argentine authorities have evicted it from its hangar in Buenos Aires’ main domestic airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. Latam Airlines says that its LAN Argentine operation will be unable to continue if the eviction notice is acted upon. The Chilean-Brazilian owned carrier is the main competitor to Argentina’s…

Flights to Ezeiza had 8.9% less passengers in July than last year

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 has reported that flights to Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires carried 8.9% less passengers in July than in the same month last year. The report follows the recent announcement by the INDEC statistics bureau of a 13.5% drop in foreign tourism to Argentina in the first semester of the year compared…

Aerolineas Argentinas is to resume its direct flights to New York

The state-run Argentine airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, has announced that it will resume its direct flights from Buenos Aires to New York that were terminated five years ago. From 15th December 2013, the company will be offering a daily flight from Ezezia International Airport in Buenos Aires to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. “The flights…

Coca-Cola tests market for “Green” Coke in Argentina

Coca-Cola labels are turning green in Argentina. For the past three weeks, the words Coca-Cola have been spelled out in the same ornate white letters on a green background. It’s everywhere from a gigantic electronic billboard in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, to the sides of the delivery trucks, to supermarket shelves and even…

Argentina remains world leader in demand for its polo equipment

Buying a pair of handcrafted Fagliano polo boots, made by Argentina’s most prestigious family-owned atelier, is a great way to add style to your sporting kit but is also a great investment. The Fagliano family, who have been bookmakers to players, patrons and princes around the world for 121 years, believe in keeping their prices…

Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence

Today on the 9th July 2013, Argentina celebrates the 197th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the United Provinces of South America. What today is commonly referred to as the Independence of Argentina was declared on 9th July 1816 by the Congress of Tucuman. On that day independence was declared of the United Provinces…