live blog: plaza de mayo

Plaza de Mayo could be considered the town square of Buenos Aires.  Not only does it house the neo-classical cathedral and Colonial Cabildo but also the presidential palace – the famous Casa Rosada.  The square has always served as a civic center for the city, be it the crowds who rallied to hear Evita’s speeches from the balcony, the families of “the disappeared,” who walked in silent protest of the military junta or the veterans of the Faulklands war – known here as the Malvinas – who were encamped here today demanding official recognition.


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