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December 19, 2010
From journal Bueno Buenos Aires
by Cindy Grant
October 22, 2010
From journal Tango and Pictures in Buenos Aires
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
February 7, 2009
From journal Buenos Aires B’s
January 8, 2005
From journal The Beef Capital
March 11, 2002
The Plaza de Mayo is surrounded by the pinkish Casa Rosada (the Argentine equivalent to the White House), the main cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) with the bank-like neoclassical facade, and other important banks and institutions like the Cabildo. The wide Avenida de Mayo connects the plaza to the grandiose National Congress (Palacio del Congreso) to the west.
The spacious Plaza de Mayo is a frequent location for political protests. I witnessed a slew of protesters (September 2001) who had paraded down the Avenida de Mayo and then congregated in the Plaza de Mayo. It was rather festive, with drummers drumming and chanters chanting, but not violent. Perhaps this was a sign of things to come later in the year, as the fragile economy in Argentina collapsed.
From journal Bill in Argentina - BUENOS AIRES