Facing an acute housing shortage and the plummeting value of the Argentine peso, Argentina’s housing authority is touting a construction solution that would be both cheap and fast. But for the country’s construction industry, this solution may turn out to be a problem.
The Argentine government created a program that was supposed to make it easier for first-time home buyers to get a mortgage. But the slumping Argentine peso has put the plans of many would-be buyers in jeopardy because most homes are priced in dollars.
The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Rosario. The Argentine city outside Buenos Aires has erected a new monument to its best-known native son, Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Correspondent Ian Mount prepared our report.
Today is the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires where 85 people were killed, but despite the blame placed on Hezbollah and Iran for the bombing by the Argentine government
Psychologists and physical therapists believe learning to tango can help people suffering from Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, and depression, and Richard Reynolds finds out more at the first International Conference on Tango Therapy.
Commodity exports have soared in recent years and they've helped cushion Latin America from much of the global downturn. But many countries including Argentina are still vulnerable. Ian Mount sent us this report from Buenos Aires.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mt. Darwin in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. As The World's David Leveille reports, the mountain was named in honor of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1834 -- his 25th birthday.