The Iron Lady

The Argentine invasion of the sparely populated, wind-blown and British controlled islands came at a low point of then-Prime Minister...

Evita Lives!

I’m betting most Argentines don’t think much of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1978 musical Evita. As one young Argentine woman – well-read,...

Argentina

In his marvelous book, In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin speculates whether some folks are born with a gene that causes them to wander the...

Uruguay and Argentina

A very big day today in Montevideo, Uruguay and you probably won’t read much about it in the U.S. A new president, a left of center...

The Graf Spee

The first significant naval battle of World War II took place not in the North Atlantic or the Mediterranean, but in the Rio de la Plata...

Iguazu Falls

In the far northeastern corner of Argentina, where the border bumps up against Paraguay and Brazil, is one of the most spectacular sights...

An Argentine Icon

Only the most die hard American sports fan is likely to recognize the name Luis Angel Firpo. In Argentina he is a national icon thanks,...

The Malvinas

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is not really a movie star, she just plays one in the bizarre world of Argentine politics. As the first...

Eye to Eye

It is impossible, I think, to kneel down to eye level with a penguin and not be impressed – awed even – with power of ol’ Mother Nature...

The End of the World

I have always thought some of the world’s great scenery was in the American West. The northern Rockies in Glacier National Park in...

New Leaders at NEH and NEA

The Senate recently confirmed the new leadership at the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts and they are interesting and...