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Buenos Aires — By Pablo Juan Augustinowicz on November 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm
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Extra! Extra! Get Your Newspaper!


While you visit Buenos Aires there are a number of local newspapersyou can get at any newsstand. Each one has its own personality and ideological bias, so I thought I would go over some of them in case you are looking to read any.

I start with the Buenos Aires Herald, the only newspaper in town written in English. It features general coverage, international news, though it is a bit slim on the national happenings. Rather old fashioned coverage style. Not available everywhere.

Then there is Clarín, the major newspaper. It has been around since the 1940’s and has more populist overtones. It stands center-left in political issues, although nowadays it has a heavy dispute with the government over a series of issues. A bit more middle of the road on social matters. Its best features are the show business and young readers sections (Suplemento Si and classifieds are the most comprehensive around). Totally free website. Also, PDF electronic print edition is available for a subscription fee. 

La Nación is the oldest successful newspaper in town. Tends towards the conservative (center right towards right), heavily aligned with the Roman Catholic Church in matters of social and public policy. Its cultural and travel sections (both published on Sunday) are probably the best around. It features a comprehensive website. Again, PDF electronic print edition is available for a subscription fee.

On the other side of the street you will find Pagina 12, a more realistic and critic newspaper, with a socialist incline ideology. Many bright minds write articles and expose their ideas here. It is very politically oriented. Similar contents but even more critical to the social and political situation of the country is Crítica de la Argentina, the lastest newspaper released in the market.

La Razónis a free evening newspaper you will find on week days, geared towards commuters, so it can be easily found on the subway stations. It is owned by Clarín, so the editorial line is similar. Diarios puesto

Ámbito Financiero is the most popular economist oriented paper around. It features in depth coverage of all economic activity. Very far right stance on social and political issues. Its website only provides headlines for free, the rest is only upon subscription.

There are several other newspapers, such as Crónica or Popular, but these are way too sensationalist, definitely not recommended…

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