VanityBA: Argentina Footbal Hits A New Low At The Bombonera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, buenos aires events, vanityba

Last night’s highly-anticipated match between crosstown rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors is being referred to by the local press this morning as “the worst of football” (La Nacion), “a historic laughing stock” (iProfesional), and “a national shame” . It’s one thing when your fans demonstrate their “passion” by destroying a downtown McDonald’s, but firing tear gas into the visiting team’s tunnel prior …

VanityBA: Argentina Car Wash Owners Attack The Local Weatherman

Patrick Archer buenos aires events, lifestyle, vanityba

The local TV news is Argentina is not that much different from local news is other corners of the world: well coiffed animatronic figures reading off teleprompters, mindless banter between anchors, a sports guy who spews lots of cliches and a weatherman who is revered in the community. Who among us doesn’t love the 5-day forecasts they dispense on a …