Lunch, day one. Note the plate of touched — but not too touched — sweetbreads. It was a jet-laggy feed that produced the quote of the day: “Pass the medulla oblongata.”
Isn’t it great to see American culture as such a reliable export? “La venganza.”
Evita still has her cult of personality.
From 1976 to 1983, the military waged a “dirty war” against political dissidents. Approximately 30,000 went missing, taken to be tortured and killed and, in the case of the pregnant women, kept as broodmares to supply military families with adoptive children. There’s been testimony and hearings, but so far no complete accounting of individuals. Their mothers still march every week, and sometimes there are larger demonstrations.
Not all demonstrations were mournful, though. While we were there, the city’s Boca Juniors soccer team won the international championship. Of course there was a loud, joyful and spontaneous party.