- published: 26 Nov 2013
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Increasing house prices in Argentina's capital have left 3 out of every 10 families with nowhere to live. This has led to violent land grabs in some of the city's poorest areas. And for the government it is fast becoming a serious issue with no solution in sight. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo has the story from Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is fast becoming one of the most looked up to cities in the world when it comes to reinventing itself thru transportation. Just over a year ago they opened MetroBus BRT (constructed in less than 7 months) on 9 de Julio Avenue, which many say is the world's widest street. The redistribution of 4 lanes of car traffic to exclusive bus use has yielded huge dividends for the city and is a bold statement from the administration of Mayor Mauricio Macri about how Buenos Aires thinks about its streets. Over 650,000 people now ride it every day, and MetroBus has cut the average commute in the city center from 50 to 55 minutes to an astonishing 18 minutes! But that has not been the only benefit. MetroBus's creation freed up miles of narrow streets that used to be congested and crammed bu...
Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In 2001, Argentina faced a devastating economic crisis that led to widespread unemployment and left more than 50 percent of the country living below the poverty line. Amid the devastation, a cheap and enormously addictive drug called paco — a variation of crack made from cocaine residue, baking soda, and sometimes even crushed glass and rat poison — started to take hold, especially among young people in urban barrios. Today, 13 years after the crisis, Argentina's economy is once again in trouble, and the widespread abuse of paco continues. VICE News traveled to Argentina and talked to paco manufactures and users, along with activists and government authorities, to find out why so little has been done to curb the problem, a...
A short video inside a station near the capitol building. This video showcases the cars from the early 1900s.
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The City of Buenos Aires in Argentina once had a huge tramway network extending to many areas of the city. By the early 1960's all tram routes had been replaced by buses. At present there are 4 Tramway / Light Rail systems in operation in the Buenos Aires area. The tourist tram which operates over street trackage operates at weekends with preserved trams from Portugal and Buenos Aires, while pre-metro line E2 is an extension of the subway system but operates as an independent system. Tren de la Costa runs on a formation of a former broad gauge suburban railway and uses Italian built trains on standard gauge tracks. Most recent Light Rail line is the demonstration line which runs along the docks in central Buenos Aires and utilizes a Spanish Citadis type tram. Sit back and enjoy some transp...
About to land in Buenos Aires
Subscribe for a new videos every week! ►► https://goo.gl/8Ve9bg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The official name of Argentina is the Argentine Republic. The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for sliver 'argentum'. By land area Argentina is the 2nd largest country in South America and the 8th largest country in the world. Spanish is the official language of Argentina but there are many other languages spoken throughout the country. Argentina shares a land border with 5 countries including Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay. The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires. Argentina has a population of over 42 million people (42,610,981) as of July 2013. Argentina borders the Andes mou...
Impressions of the thriving bicycle culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina Follow our bicycle journeys: Instagram #velovoyagers & http://velovoyagers.tumblr.com Jesse Herbert http://oopsmark.ca Shea Mayer http://fitzandfollwell.com Origianl music by Jada Sirkin http://kumbundirana.bandcamp.com/
By Liliana Usvat
Ein Abstecher in das Land der Gauchos, der heimlichen Helden Argentiniens. Die Rinderzucht bestimmt ihr Leben und ernährt sie. Sie trotzen Wind und Wetter und doch leben viele unter eher ärmlichen Verhältnissen. Neben der Tradition der Gauchos hat das Land noch vieles mehr zu bieten: von pulsierenden Metropolen, wie Buenos Aires, bis hin zu Naturwundern, wie den Iguazu-Wasserfällen.
The Buenos Aires mosque is huge. It was a gift to the Muslim community of Buenos Aires from the late King of Saudi Arabia, King Fahd. The land was donated by the Argentine government, and the facility was paid for by King Fahd. It’s on four acres of land in the heart of Palermo.
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