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How Che Guevara's Face Became The Most Enduring Political Image Of All-Time

<b>Half a century after his death,</b> Che Guevara is bigger than ever. The revolutionary immortalised in Alberto Korda's brooding portrait, which has been …

How Italians influenced a South American dialect

Influenced by foreign language and cheeky wordplay, Buenos Aires’ lunfardo slang is representative of the city’s diverse population and playful demeanour.<p>“Argentinian Spanish is sort of hard to understand,” said my sister as she plugged in a fan. It was hot and still in Buenos Aires and we were …

Argentina

Peru's Dream of Usurping Chile as Copper King Faces Roadblocks

The biggest obstacle to Peru’s dream of some day supplanting Chile as the world’s largest copper producer may be Peru itself.<p>Despite higher-grade …

South America

MAJO House / Estudio 111 Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The client shows us the need for a second residence that is built in a place of rest, calm and quiet, …

The History of One of the Best Theaters in the World: Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires

Considered as one of best buildings for opera in the world, the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires is internationally renowned for its acoustics and its …

Awasi Patagonia Takes Luxury Experiences to the Next Level

Patagonia’s breathtaking<i> Torres del Paine National Park</i> is one of the world’s most incredible sights, a place where anything extraordinary could be …

Off-road Vehicles

Amazing Casa Oruga in the Andes is Made from 12 Shipping Containers

1/7<p>Sebastian Irrazabal's recycled containers house Casa Oruga in Chile<p>Santiago de Chile's Casa Oruga was built from 12 repurposed shipping …

Chile: a model to follow

Forty years after Salvador Allende was deposed by Pinochet's army in a violent coup, Chile's youth are reviving his legacy through protest and politics<p>Forty years ago the furies descended upon Latin America. In Chile, as elsewhere, their aim was to erase any trace of the utopian dreams and …

South America

This Family Has Been Looking After Buenos Aires' Soles For Six Decades

Just over six decades ago, in 1955, on a small street in Buenos Aires' Palermo district, Felix Correa founded Calzados Correa, a maker of men's shoes. He opened a workshop, hired the best Argentine, Spanish and Italian craftsmen he could find, then started selling the shoes they made by walking up …

The best shopping in Buenos Aires

This is a city with much to be passionate about - tango, football, beautiful architecture and superlative steak and wine - and also its shopping. …

How to Eat like a Local in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital is an easy place to fall into tourist traps like cheesy tango shows and overpriced steaks at <i>parrillas</i>. But Buenos Aires harbors a …

Argentina’s new, honest inflation statistics

SOME readers of <i>The Economist</i> may be numbed by statistics. To many others, they are the water of cognitive life. Each week at the back of this …

New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

Chile in a Spanish mirror

A LONG dictatorship ended in a negotiated transition to democracy. The centre-left took office with a moderate programme, reassured the right by …

House In Morillos - Dwell

As a vacation home and quiet retreat, House in Morillos designed by Chilean architect <b>Cristián Izquierdo</b> provides the perfect antidote to cure the fatigue caused by fast-paced urban living. The rectangular structure stands in a stunning area. It offers incredible views towards the gorgeous landscape …

Design

Chile Aims to Save Patagonia with Stunning 11-million-acre “Route of Parks”

The Patagonian landscape is rugged, massive, and impossibly beautiful.<p>But its conservation has long been under threat — perhaps most surprisingly — …

Stunning North Chile Landscapes

Photographer Jay Kreatica, based in Toulouse, France, offers us stunning pictures from North Chile. Mountains between rock and sand are revealed …

Chile

Poet's Pacific paradise: Pablo Neruda’s homes in Chile

As a new film about Pablo Neruda gets a UK release, we visit two of the Pacific-facing homes where the poet found inspiration: Isla Negra and the ‘crazy port’ of Valparaíso<p>‘If we walk up and down all the stairs of Valparaíso we’ll have walked all round the world.” Poet Pablo Neruda was alluding to …

2 Houses in Puertecillo, Chile

The commission consisted of two waterfront houses, on a narrow piece of land, compressed by the sea and a cliff. Thus, the question arises immediately: how not to fall into the evident blatancy of the view to the sea, having it in front like an unavoidable scene with no mediating between sight and …

Architecture

The Argentine Art of Sogueria

Los Sogueros Gauchescos, the traditional gaucho leather braiders of Argentina, are an integral piece of the country's horse culture.

Latin America

The Art of Cordero al Palo

The Patagonian method for roasted lamb beside an open fire is an act that transcends beyond just cooking.

Cooking

The 15 Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires

The next time you're in Argentina's capital, here's where—and what—to eat.<p>Travelers have long raved about Buenos Aires’s roster of European cafes and traditional <i>parrillas</i>, the latter of which serves some of the best steaks in the world. But until recently, there wasn’t much culinary diversity to …

Buenos Aires’s Alvear Palace Debuts New Rooftop Suites

Tour new suites, an indoor pool, and an exclusive lounge<p>Standing proudly as a Belle Époque landmark in the refined Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Alvear Palace Hotel greets visiting dignitaries, celebrities, and other guests with a series of colorful flags that dance in the …

Photo by Kevin Schafer – @schaferpho, @natgeo In my journey to document all of the world’s penguin species, I have had the good fortune to visit some remarkable places : the far-flung islands of the sub-Antarctic, the desert coastlines of Argentina, and the ice-locked shores of the Weddell Sea. But perhaps the most unexpected place I encountered these singular birds was on the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. Here, virtually in the suburbs of Cape Town, among a stunning collection of granite boulders, is one of the most captivating of penguin places. This is the home of the African Penguin (aka the Black-footed or - more colorfully - the Jackass Penguin), the only species that breeds on or around that continent. To capture this perspective, I climbed up onto some of the granite pillars in the early morning, as the birds were leaving their burrows and heading out to sea. I found the location and composition first and then simply waited until the birds walked precisely where I had hoped they would, accompanied by their long shadows. The proximity to Cape Town makes seeing these wild penguins an irresistible treat. However, the location is not a fortunate one for the birds themselves, since this coastline is also home to vast amounts of marine shipping. Oil spills and overfishing have hammered the population of African Penguins in the past two decades, and the species was listed as Endangered as recently as 2010. To learn more about the efforts to save the African Penguin, visit: http

things-about-argentinian-culture-that-other-people-may-not-know

1. Work is not a priority<p>If you ever saw a film called "You, Me and Dupree", there is a scene where one of the characters, Dupree, goes to a school …

Buenos Aires

The 17 Best Bars In Buenos Aires You Must Visit In 2016

This year has 366 days for a reason.

Where to Eat Now: The Dining Revolution in Buenos Aires

<i>Vanessa Bell is a girl who literally makes it her business to know the best spots in Buenos Aires. The London transplant is a freelance writer and</i> …

Argentina

Newly Restored Photos of Shackleton’s Fateful Antarctic Voyage Offer Unprecedented Details of Survival | Colossal

<p>In what may be one of history’s most famous successful failures, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 other men set out on the Imperial …