La I Feria del Ebook de Argentina presume del auge del nuevo soporte

La I Feria del Libro Electrónico de Argentina presume hoy del auge de este nuevo soporte frente al tradicional papel, suficiente como para dedicarse por primera vez exclusivamente a los libros en formato digital.

Celebrado en la Casa Brandonm de la capital argentina, el evento inaugurado hoy anima a los asistentes a acudir con una memoria USB, un móvil o cualquier tipo de ordenador portátil para llevarse los libros, con lo que busca acercar el “ebook” a más lectores y que las pequeñas editoriales se den a conocer.

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Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez to take month off work for brain hematoma

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez was told to take a month off work after doctors diagnosed her with subdural hematoma.

The diagnosis and the doctor’s recommendation means Fernandez will be out of commission during the critical campaign season for congressional elections on October 27.

Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said Saturday the president will suspend all her activities.

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Check Out Argentina’s Adrian Villar Rojas Work in New London Exhibit

Argentine Artist Adrián Villar Rojas is presenting a new exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.

The exhibit, “Today We Reboot The Planet,” will run from September 26 to November 10.

Known for his large-scale sculptural works made predominantly in clay and brick, the artist’s new exhibition plays on the idea of a fossilized world of ruins and ancient monuments

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Argentina prosecutors seek jail for de la Rua

Prosecutors in Argentina have asked for a six-year prison term for former president Fernando de la Rua.

He has been accused of paying some $5m (£3m) to a group of senators for them to vote in favour of a controversial labour reform bill in 2000.

Five former opposition senators are also facing six-year prison sentences over the scandal.

Mr de la Rua, 76, denies all the charges and says the accusations against him are politically motivated.

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Los estudiantes argentinos marchan contra los cambios y mantienen la toma de colegios

Estudiantes argentinos se movilizaron hoy en Buenos Aires contra cambios en los planes de estudio en medio de un conflicto que mantiene sin clases a miles de alumnos por la toma de 15 colegios en la capital del país.

Decenas de estudiantes de colegios secundarios, con el apoyo de agrupaciones universitarias, marcharon desde la sede del Ministerio de Educación argentino hasta la de la cartera educativa del Gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, que pretende modificar los planes de estudio.

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AT&T to expand in Latin America with America Movil deal

AT&T will be able to do business in 15 countries, including Argentina, Chile and Colombia, through connections with America Movil networks, according to a representative for AT&T.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal will also extend AT&T’s reach to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

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Spying scandal sends US influence on Latin America into nosedive

Democratic leaders from Mexico to Argentina are so resentful of American influence that they are now willing to take action. Spies did the trick.

America for the Americans – this is a cornerstone of United States’ foreign policy. That doctrine, introduced 190 years ago by President James Monroe, means this: foreigners keep out of the US’ backyard. For decades it [US foreign policy] also sat well with the elites in Latin America. They even promoted generals to dictators if the men in uniform loved Washington enough. Well, those days are long gone.

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