Category: Argentina

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Study Abroad Wrap Up

The first thing I did after I left the airport last Sunday was make a trip to Chipotle for a much needed burrito bowl. Our professor reminded us throughout our trip that Argentines love Argentine food, and while Argentine food is delicious, it's lacking some heat. After having a week to reflect on my trip ...

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Justice, Memory, and Truth: Exploring public spaces of memory in Argentina

This past week our group saw the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo march, visited the Parque de la Memoria, and took a tour of the former ESMA detention center. As you will read below, each of these experiences was extremely emotional for differing reasons. June 16th, Madres de la Plaza de Mayo The mothers of ...

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Human Rights and Cold War Oppression

What an experience here in Argentina. This program has given me more knowledge in regards to the oppression that was happening at a global scale during the Cold War, but most importantly, to oppression that was happening here in South America. Coming here and learning about the "Junta Militar" or the dictatorship regime between 1976-1983 ...

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Social Movements in Buenos Aires

Earlier this week my group visited Argentina’s National Library in Buenos Aires. While the sheer number of books and the greatness of the building would be enough to capture everyone’s attention, what really awed me was the hand-made signs covering the walls inside of the library. When the new government came to power late last ...

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Stranded in Miami: What to do if your flight leaves without you

On Friday, June 9, my journey to Buenos Aires, Argentina began. My flight was scheduled to leave from Tampa International Airport at 7:35 p.m., however, there were difficulties boarding the flight due to technical errors in American Airline’s system. My group and I waited on the plane for almost an hour until the captain announced another ...