Proceso-“Dirty War” 35th Anniversary Special, part 3

In this chapter: the doctrines, the methods, the ideology, the techniques of the Junta, and the definition of their enemy.

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Proceso-“Dirty War” 35th Anniversary Special, part 2

On this second installement, we go over the 20 years before the Coup.

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Proceso-“Dirty War” 35th Anniversary Special, Part 1

In this first chapter, we focus on the Dictatorship Years.

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BA Cast Shorts: St. Patrick’s Argentino

Irish in Argentina, to mark San Patricio.

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Figures, facts, dates and some important Irish-Argentines. And an excerpt of an interview with a journalist who wrote a book on the English-speaking communities of Argentina.

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Cheat sheet for episode 20

Cheat sheet for episode 20

    • Muslo: Thigh
    • Asco: Disgust
    • Cáscara: Fruit Skin
    • Hablás como el orto: Literally you speak like an ass, but it’s actually: “your Spanish-speaking skills are poor”.
    • ¡Qué hermosa que sos!: You’re gorgeous!
    • ¡Qué culo que tenés!: You’ve got a great ass!
    • Tinelli: Prime Time TV Show in Argentina. It’s a local version of Come Strictly Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, but with less clothes. (we measured Dan’s reaction to a Tinelli clip on Episode 12)
    • Lindas: Hot, good looking.
    • Cindy Lauper singing to stranded passengers in Aeroparque Domestic Airport:

  • South of Rivadavia neighborhoods: Boedo, Barracas, San Cristobal, Nueva Pompeya, Parque Patricios, Constitución, Parque Avellaneda.
  • Spicy Korean Barbeque: Dan refers to Korean Town, in Bajo Flores.
  • Endangered Species Event:  Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación: Corrientes 1543, Buenos Aires City.
More info of the endagered Species Event at:
  • Kosiuko: A very popular young women’s brand of clothing in Argentina.
  • Gorditas: Fatty
  • Grupo Clarín: The biggest media holding in Argentina, that owns newspapers, radio and TV stations (including Channel 13, that airs Tinelli’s show), Cable TV, etc. They are at odds with the Government, specially over a 2009 broadcasting law that replaced the Military Junta-era previous legislation, which among other changes, forces Clarín to downsize. The Government says the bill brings more voices on the airwaves (UN Freedom of Speech rapporteur Frank La Rue backed the law). Clarín says the bill is an attack on freedom of the press (a position backed by entities like the Interamerican Press Association).
  • English-language program of RAE: RAE stands for Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior (National Radio’s Foreign Service), where Fer works.

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Episode 20: South of Rivadavia, March 10, 2011

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We are back with the last full regular Episode of Season 1! (Next 2 weeks we´ll have  special episodes with a grand finale)

In today’s episode you’ll find:

  • A debate about what’s considered “beauty” in Buenos Aires, when it comes to women’s body image, in connection with Endangered Species, an event that will take place next week in BA.
  • English-language words and expressions used by locals.
  • Dan presents the Mule Pool, a market place where people who travel often, can connect with people who want to buy stuff from other countries.
  • An unexpected Expat Chat, that will reveal some secrets about BA Cast…
  • And much more

Guests (from the BA Endangered Species Event):

Sharon Haywood
Ashley Baldwin
Cinthia Pacheco

The cheat sheet for episode 20 is here!

We hope you like it this week! As always, we strongly encourage you to give us your opinion in every matter related to the show via comments below, in our Facebook page, or in Twitter. You could also send us an email if your are oldschool and stuff 😀

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Cheat sheet for episode 19

Cheat Sheet for Episode 19:

  • Fernet: Bitter drink of Italian origin. Argentina leads its consumption, through the combination with Coke, a hugely popular cocktail known as “Fernecola”, “Fernet con Cola”, or simply Fernet
Fernet con cola

Fernet con cola

  • Rabas: Calamari
  • Milanesa: Breaded veal or Schnitzels, the par-excellance day-to-day domestic, homemade meal of Argentines (a childrens’ favourite)
  • Fiesta Cristiana: Expat Chatter Gilad was refering to “a Christian Holiday”
  • Branca: THE Fernet brand. Any fernet-drinker would accept no replacements.
  • Ramazzotti: One of the several brands that try to break Branca’s monopoly.

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  • Kavannagh Building: The first Art-Deco building of BA, inaugurated in 1935.
kavanagh building

kavanagh building

  • Anchorena Family: One of the wealthiest landholding families of Argentina a century ago, linked to Farming business. Their residence in BA was purchased by the Government in the 1930s that turned it into the Foreign Affairs Ministry, that is known as “The San Martín Palace”
Palacio San Martín

Palacio San Martín

  • Plaza San Martín: one of the main squares of BA, located at the end of Florida Street, in the neighborhood of Retiro.
  • Basilica del Sacramento: One of the most luxurious churches of BA, whose construction was financed by Mrs Anchorena, who lived across the San Martin Square, and had the habit of praying while looking at the Basilica from her window. The construction of the Kavannagh completely blocked off the view of the Church.
Basílica sagrado sacramento

Basílica sagrado sacramento

    • Señorita: “Miss” if you’re addressing/refering to a single woman. In Elementary/Grammar School contexts, it’s how children call their teacher: “Señorita” or even “Seño”.
    • Aurora: A song dedicated to the Argentine flag, that traditionally marks the beginning of every school day:

    • Sarmiento: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. President of Argentina, between 1868 and 1874. He’s got his own song also.He’s the guy on the 50-peso bill.

  • Guardapolvo: A white coat, like the one used by Doctors. For more than a 100 years, the mandatory uniform for Public Elementary School students.
Guardapolvos blancos

Guardapolvos blancos

We hope you like it this week! As always, we strongly encourage you to give us your opinion in every matter related to the show via comments below, in our Facebook page, or in Twitter. You could also send us an email if your are oldschool and stuff 😀

Image credits:

Fernet and Coke: Gonzalo_ar’s  Flickr

Basílica: Zyllan’s Flickr

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Episode 19: School of Fernet, March 3, 2011

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We are back with episode 19!

  • It was about time we talked about Fernet…and we introduced this drink to guest Aaron Carotta (plus crew members) of TV Show Alive.
  • And all things Elementary/Grammar School, as kids are going back to classrooms as from this week in Argentina.
  • Eternautas audio guides give us gossip on the kavanagh building
  • Hebrew spoken for the first time on BA Cast.
  • And an important announcement at the end!

The cheat sheet is available here

We hope you like it this week! As always, we strongly encourage you to give us your opinion in every matter related to the show via comments below, in our Facebook page, or in Twitter. You could also send us an email if your are oldschool and stuff 😀

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