1. 60,000 people (according to a left leaning news show) peacefully marched down the enormous Avenue 9 de Julio, protesting the police handling of the murder of a young dissident.
2. A two day garbage strike left mounds of garbage on the street just outside our door.
3. The country virtually shut down when the national census required everyone to stay home for 12 hours on a Thursday so they could be counted.
4. The beloved but controversial ex president Nestor Kirchner, died suddenly and the country was in three day mourning. On Friday, we were en route from Iguazu' Falls and were trapped at the airport for several hours because the roads into the city were closed for the memorial.
Argentina's economy is expected to increase by 8% this year and 5% in 2011. But a local told us that the price of beef doubled this past year. It's an interesting country.