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Malbecs from Argentina: a dream of spring

Malbecs from Argentina: a dream of spring Fifty degrees in February and I can’t help but think that it’s already summer in parts of the world right now, like Argentina. My Mediterranean genes are yearning for some Vitamin D… and some good wine. By Demetra Balodimas @Metro&Vine I fell in love with Argentina a few years back when I tagged along on…

Rio de Janeiro Carnival – Now on – Bigger than ever

When is Carnival? 2012 Rio de Janeiro Carnival  starts on Saturday, February 18th and ends on Fat Tuesday, February 21. For other years click here. Which Carnival is the best in Brazil? Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Olinda and Salvador all clamor for this title. The Carnival in Rio is definitely the biggest and most famous, not just in Brazil but in…

Rodinia Lithium to start production in Argentina

With news of the drilling of its first production well, 2012 looks set to be a busy one for Rodinia Lithium (CVE:RM), the development-stage Canadian mineral exploration company focused on lithium assets in North America and Argentina and Nevada, USA. By Joyanta Acharjee The lithium explorer has interests in four salars – salt deposits –…

South America: Canada’s forgotten continent

For years, merchants in Nova Scotia traded salt fish, lumber and potatoes for Jamaican rum and molasses. But they needed a place to barter their goods and so, in 1889, Bank of Nova Scotia opened an agency in Kingston. It was the first foray for a Canadian bank beyond Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Next came a branch in Cuba in 1906, Puerto Rico in 1910,…

Lionel Messi enters the Argentine wine industry business

Football superstar Lionel Messi is to become the latest sportsman to enter the wine industry after Argentinian winery Bodega Valentin Bianchi announced it is to launch a new wine bearing his name. The wine will be called “Leo” after the Barcelona and Argentina star and it has the full backing of the three-time FIFA World Player of the…

‘Un Techo Para Chile’ is finalist for the World Design Impact Prize

‘Un Techo Para Chile’ is finalist for the World Design Impact Prize When design brilliance comes together with social responsibility, great things can happen – and the lives of the poor or disadvantaged can get just that little bit easier. This is the ethos behind the new World Design Impact Prize, created by the International…