About Luciano Bullorsky
Luciano Bullorsky has always liked history, politics, economics and general culture. He got his law degree at the age of 23, in the University of Buenos Aires. He gave up with his original idea of being a judge due to burocracy and long term reasons, and now he owns a company of private tours in Argentina. Showing his country and exchanging ideas with very experienced travelleres and highly intelectual people from all over the world opens his mind everyday. So, now he wants to share some opinions, points of view and knowledge.
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Everything we do in this blog, and globalization in general, was not born in recent years, there were people who dedicated themselves to finding ways to achieve it, without the technological means available to us today: Victoria Ocampo was one of them.
Victoria Ocampo was an Argentine writer and intellectual, publisher of the legendary literary magazine Sur. In 1931 she founded Sur magazine, which was translated to several languages and was in circulation for four decades.
Sur magazine counted with the collaboration of important figures of the literary and intellectual circles, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Joseph Bianco, Frank Waldo, Walter Gropius, Alfonso Reyes Ochoa Thomas Mann, Thomas Stearns Eliot, André Malraux, Henry Miller, Octavio Paz, among many others.
Guillermo de Torre, Raimundo Lida, Ernesto Sabato, Maria Luisa Bastos, Pilgrim Pastorino, Nicholas Lynch Barrios, Enrique Pezzoni, Eduardo Mallea, Juan Carlos Onetti, Alfonso Reyes Ochoa, Horacio Quiroga, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Aldous Huxley, Carl Gustav Jung, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jack Kerouac or Albert Camus, participated as sub-editors.
Thanks to their work, many writers were known outside their native countries.
Victoria was a close friend of Virginia Woolf (even wrote his biography), worked with many French intellectuals during World War II and participated in the organization of UNESCO in 1946.
Her house, currently considered World Heritage by UNESCO, was frequented by intellectuals such as Albert Camus, Rabindranath Tagore, Graham Greene, Roger Caillois, Arnold Walter Lawrence, Waldo Frank, Federico de Onis, Igor Stravinsky and Indira Gandhi.
Graham Greene dedicated his 1973 novel “The Honorary Consul” to her, “With love, and in memory of the many happy weeks I have passed at San Isidro and Mar del Plata”.
Victoria Ocampo passed away in Buenos Aires in the year 1979, her tomb can be visited at the famous La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires.
Presidential Elections 2011 in Argentina. The history of Argentina is vast and intricate, and would take several volumes to begin to explain it further, but by the way of introducing the topic enough to say that after 170 years of history, in 1983, Argentina began a consolidated democratic road up to today.
These are the most important elections since 1983 for several reasons:
. Crisis of political parties: In the last 30 years people of the same party have been implemented and promoted legislation / models totally with opposite principles, what has led to a crisis of political parties, and separation into right and left wing in every party.
. This crisis led to opposition candidates in the party, seeking to ally with similar candidates according to their views. The traditional parties are fragmented and the fragments align together, even with fragments of other parties.
. Participation of young people: A country made of immigrants from Europe, makes it very difficult national homogeneity, but little by little a nation’s identity is starting to germinate.
. Economic model: In the last 70 years dramatically changed its course many times. The result will be either the continuity of a model focused on local manufacturing and finance ended … or the return of finance to the detriment of production. The balance does not seem to be an option yet.
Government vs. opposition:
. Point in favor of government: local management of the economy, low external debt, much lower unemployment and increased industrial production. All this at the expense of having no credit and high inflation.
. Point in favor of the opposition: a return to international credit markets to restore your credit at low rates to lower inflation. All this at the expense of reduced growth, low production and rising unemployment.
As of today, the government would win in first round. Needless to say that Argentina is a very particular and complex country, with a very hectic political history (remember, we had over 50 ministers of economy in the last 50 years; that is an average of one per year!). Historically, the balance has always been extremely difficult to devise, let alone achieve. At that point, this moment is not unlike any other historical moment that the country has experienced.
With everything explained above is easy to see why, in October of 2011, the Argentines will have a very important decision to make: what kind of country do they want to live in?
Inspired by the Nuit Blanche in Paris, The Sleepless Night invited us to enjoy and enhance the concept of the night in Buenos Aires.
On Saturday March 26, from 7 pm until dawn, a broad and diverse cultural event organized by the Ministry of Culture of the city of Buenos Aires provided an unique opportunity to walk, look, listen, participate, enjoy and rediscover the city in one night through art and culture. As it happens every year in Paris and in Madrid, Berlin, St. Petersburg or Toronto.
“La Noche en Vela”, was spread out on three venues (Central, South and North) of the city, over 100 events in 60 artistic-cultural meeting points of Buenos Aires. Music, theater, dance, video projections and multimedia installations were the main attractions. In addition, hundreds of bars, restaurants and pizza places in the city joined the party extending their hours and offering special menus, 50 Buenos Aires hotels offered promotions and discounts.
“La Noche en Vela” had the participation of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra at the Obelisk(a national monument). The folklore of Coplanacu Duo and a tango show in a vertical stage. Monumental lighting displays at the Obelisk, the Law University, the Planetarium and the Tower of the Parque de la Ciudad. A giant video game and a Digital Zoo in Avenida de Mayo. In Villa Lugano, Plaza de Los Angeles show will display aerial acrobats, a giant inflatable angel, and a storm of light, sound, and a thousand kilos(2200 lbs.) of feathers.
There was theatre in the Barolo Palace and the Botanical Garden. A 3D Mapping on the entrance of the cemetery of Recoleta and an Uruguayan Murga in Plaza de Mayo. Street art in Barracas and world music in the bars of the city notables. Contemporary dance and experimental music in Plaza Francia. Morning talks at bookstores and Jam Writing in Palermo. Video projections on buildings and fireworks. Open libraries, reading space, stories and games for all ages.
All this and much more activities made the night an unforgettable experience for Buenos Aires culture. Celebrating the creativity of the artists, the diversity of events and public participation of all ages.Noche en Vela