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Stuck in Argentina with a craving for Tex-Mex food and mojitos? Have we got a deal for you — at Planet Taco. Planet Taco is on the Feisbuk too.


Argentina’s Dante Zaballa made this music video for his primo Tall Juan who was born in Argentina but now lives in Queens. CONTEXT: In Buenos Aires, semi-organized squads of cuidacoches — guys who ask for “tips” to “watch your car” — are a way of surviving on the street for some, and an extortion racket in the eyes of others.

Flashy and bouncy hand-painted stop-motion animation, a short and sweet tune, and a pop and punk performance make for a hella music video. Tall Juan is on Facebook.


Argentine film magician Fernando Livschitz reports that “one day I woke up and I saw everything in perspective.”

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What is that shiny, solvery thing in the sky near Salta, in Northwest Argentina?

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El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.


The yerba may have been hella buena Monday night in Yerba Buena, Tucumán province, Argentina, but even the dogs were barking when Tomás Luciani spotted a “poderoso” (powerful) OVNI.

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Nom nom nom: The pastries of South America (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 5, 2015 Cultura
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Got your cafecito ready? Sit down at the mesa and enjoy delicious fracturas from Argentina and sweet quesadillas from Ecuador.

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Argentine hunter shoots four-fingered ‘gray’ ET, gets abducted

by ZORRO MULDER July 23, 2015 El Now
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It was a day in the country Alberto Tavernise will never forget. First he shot an alien and then he got snatched. Inexplicata reports:

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CSI Argentina: Clueless crook does crime thing on camera (video)

by BOB OSO May 15, 2015 El Now
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An oblivious criminal crimes away an iPad during a “live shot” in the press room of the Club Atlético Independiente in Buenos Aires. ¡No era penal!

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¿Meteorito o OVNI en Bella Vista, Buenos Aires? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER April 7, 2015 El Now
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What was it? A meteorite or an OVNI/UFO? Area kids captured a cellphone video of something hovering over Buenos Aires. Inexplicata explains: Argentina: Alleged UFO over Buenos Aires Excites Social Media A group of kids recording a noctural foray on a cellphone had a surprise. A phenomenon lit up the skies in several districts of […]

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Extraterrestres y UFOs/OVNIs visit Santa Rosa, Argentina

by ROD ESTERLING October 15, 2014 El Now
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Reports of vari-colored luminous OVNIs and strange beings with big heads are coming from “dozens of eyewitnesses who claim having seen them in broad daylight and under various circumstances. Not merely one, but several of them flying over the city of Santa Rosa, La Pampa [Argentina], and several localities of this region,” according to Inexplicata:

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Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: ABBA (videos)

by Victor Payan October 6, 2014 Cultura
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It is a little known fact that 1970s supergroup ABBA became heroes to blonde Latinos throughout the Americas when the Spanish-language versions of the group’s singles Chiquitita, Fernando, Mama Mia and Dancing Queen failed to identify the band as Swedish.  For years, Latin Americans treasured what they thought was the first Argentine band to hit […]

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New Mattel-Disney dolls for ‘Crucifiction’ movie cause furor

by Chalupe Lopez September 24, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ANAHEIM) Movie executives here are scrambling to respond to the fury over just-announced Christian religious figures re-imagined as Barbie dolls. The Kens and Barbies are slated to promote the Mattel-Disney movie Crucifiction that “rebrands” the Passion of Jesus. The film is set for Xmas release. The Disney reps — now on the defensive […]

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Crossing ‘Rush Hour’ streets in Buenos Aires is magical (videos)

by CALLE D. CINEMA September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Check out Rush Hour, another mind-bending video from Argentine director Fernando Livschitz. Here’s a bonus video from Livschitz; it’s called Wind Up Bots: PREVIOUSLY ON FERNANDO LIVSCHITZ VIDEO THEATRE: Watchale! The invisible roller coasters of Buenos Aires In Buenos Aires, look both ways before crossing the street (videos)

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Everyone wins a World Cup of Everything Else (infographics)

by ALBERTO SOLAPIEDRA June 12, 2014 Cartoons
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If there were a World Cup for the Highest Percentage of Middle-Aged Unmarried Women Between 45 and 49, Brazil would win! ¡Ole! In the World Cup for the Futbol Team with the Most Twitter Followers, the winner is Selección Mexicana, @miseleccionmx on the Tuiter:

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Latinos y gringos in Buenos Aires? Eat tacos, watch futbol here (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 11, 2014 Audio
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Attention assorted Latinos and gringos: Are you stuck in Buenos Aires far away from home when you’d rather be watching the World Cup with your amigos? Come on down to La Fábrica del Taco (LFDT) at either Gorriti 5062 Palermo or Baez 246 Cañitas for comida, cerveza and futbol! Maybe you’ll miss home a little […]

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IMMI is all about the ‘Music’ (music video)

by MOON GUAC April 9, 2014 Cultura
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From Argentina to New York, IMMI‘s brand new video is all about the Music. PREVIOUSLY ON IMMI:

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Deja vu all over again: Where in the world is Argentina’s TC-48?

by ROD ESTERLING March 19, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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The Argentinean Air Force Douglas DC4, TC-48, took off from Howard AFB in Panama on Nov. 3, 1965 with 68 on board — nine crewmembers and 59 cadets from the 31st class of the Military Aviation School. It was supposed to be their last training flight before graduation. The so-called “cadet flight” was never seen […]

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Don’t cry for me Argentina: How NOT to make a taco! (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE November 12, 2013 Cultura
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This is HOW NOT MAKE A TACO … NO NO NO NO Chef Katsuji Tanabe of Mexikosher got all indignant on his Facebook page, and he wasn’t the only one. Why so mad? It’s that darn Argentinian Chef Maru Botana and her how-to-make-a-taco video. Argentine Chef Maru Botana Crucified On Twitter For Mocking Mexican Food […]

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Secrets of the Stars: How to master the American accent (video)

by MEL BLANCO November 5, 2013 Cultura
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Argentinian actress and speech coach Guadalupe “Lupita” Gutierrez shows how to speak with an American accent. At least, that’s what she thinks… [Video by Natalia Abelleyra.] PREVIOUSLY ON ACTORS WITH ACCENTS:

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World Map: Every country is #1 in something (infographic)

by Comic Saenz October 22, 2013 Cartoons
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Every country in the world has to be Numero Uno in something, right? These maps have the surprising details:

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Mahatma Dandys: Turning your ‘Miedos’ into sueños (music video)

by MOON GUAC August 2, 2013 Cultura
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Alternative folk-rock collective the Mahatma Dandys: They’re on your video, turning miedos (fears) into sueños (dreams.)

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Mia Maestro has a song for the ‘Blue-Eyed Sailor’ (video)

by Andalé Mono July 30, 2013 Cultura
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Argentinian actress and musician Mia Maestro uploaded this video eight months ago but no one really noticed until Vimeo made it a pick selection and it exploded online over the last few days. Great song, sensual singing and amazing body art/body painting, awwww yeah!

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In Buenos Aires, look both ways before crossing the street (videos)

by CALLE D. CINEMA July 3, 2013 Cultura
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Remember Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger who landed his airliner in New York’s Hudson River? Move over, bro. Flight AR 1304 is coming in for a landing at Parque de Palermo in downtown Buenos Aires! [Directed by Fernando Livschitz for Black Sheep Films.] Here’s a reprise of another mind-blowing Buenos Aires vid from Livschitz we ran last […]

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