Sarah Hedgecock · 03/14/14 10:40AM

[A child plays soccer in front a mural of Pope Francis at the 1-11-14 slum in Buenos Aires on Thursday. On the first anniversary of his election, people from the slum gathered to attend a mass given in his honor and to watch an interview he gave recently to FM Bajo Flores, a community radio station. Image via Natacha Pisarenko/AP.]

Five Foreign Cities to Move to When the Tea Party Takes Over America

Richard Lawson · 11/01/10 04:19PM

For liberals, tomorrow's midterm elections could be a bloodbath. Rand Paul, Christine O'Donnell, Carl Paladino: These are people who could soon rule America! If they do get elected, where can you go? What foreign cities will be your refuge?

Sanford Confesses to Argentinian Affair

John Cook · 06/24/09 01:32PM

Updated: Fighting back tears, Mark Sanford explained that his mysterious disappearance was really a visit to "a dear dear friend in Argentina," a mistress he met eight years ago and fell in love with a year ago over e-mail.

Buenos Aires Ruined By I-Bankers

Hamilton Nolan · 03/04/09 10:22AM

If you ever idly considered going to Buenos Aires to enjoy its humid subtropical climate, tango music, and world famous zoo, just forget it. The entire city is now populated by laid-off American bankers.

Latecomers To Buenos Aires Are Total Posers

Rebecca · 03/27/08 03:20PM

Back in the early aughts, moving to Buenos Aires was the totally hip thing to do. But now everyone's doing it. God, it's like you can't drop "independent studies at Brown" without 12 people turning around. And it's just like that in the media, too. First the Times plagiarizes, and worse exaggerates the coke situation in Argentina, and now the paper is lifting articles from Newsweek about the artist scene. Well, maybe. The Times ran a travel piece on Buenos Aires by Denny Lee two weeks ago that featured similar passages as the January Newsweek story. Lee quotes many of the same people, but seriously, those 12 Brown kids represent the entirety of the ex-pat scene there. Most egregiously, one of the people Lee quotes had moved to the U.K. in Spetember and claims that Lee never interviewed her. Ugh, Argentina is so tired anyway. Let's all move to Santiago, Chile and start news scandals from there. [via Mediabistro]

Cheap Cocaine Makes South America The Ultimate Tourist Destination

Rebecca · 02/23/08 10:25AM

After a college, a bunch of kids I knew abdicated the whole "get a job and health care" scene and moved to Argentina. Down there, the beef is good, the rent is reasonable and the dollar is strong. And get this: the low cost of living even extends to recreational and/or habit forming drugs. Low grade coke is cheaper in Buenos Aires than bottled water is in New York.