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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The Fix is a few days into his extended holiday and is slowly but surely sifting through all of your suggestions as to where to sightsee, shop and dine in the Paris of South America.

While we are doing our level best to ignore politics for 10 days or so (and, trust us, it is tough), we wanted to make sure you saw a few of the sites we have seen over the past few days.

America has the White House, Argentina has the Casa Rosada ("Pink House"). This is where the president of the country works although he and his family live outside the city of Buenos Aires.

Eva Peron, the most famous First Lady in Argentine history is buried at this tomb in La Recoleta -- a small city-like structure where the country's aristocrats lie.

That's it for now. Check back throughout the week for pictures and an occasional updates.

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 4, 2008; 4:28 PM ET
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Chris: The President of Argentina is a she -- Cristina Fernández.

Posted by: mikeajo | August 5, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Beautiful sites! Interesting.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 5, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

The major issue of the week has been the McCain people stating clearly that Obama has been playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaigns - from the South Carolina primary onward to this summer when Obama keeps on attempting to charge that the Republicans are "going to make people afraid of him."


NOT that the Republicans have said or done anything racist yet, HOWEVER OBAMA KEEPS ON SAYING THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO BE RACISTS SOON.


Obama's campaign theme now is: YOU ARE A RACIST UNTIL YOU VOTE FOR OBAMA.


In response we post these Video Clips from all the major news FOX MSNBC CNN netwoks:


CLIPS OF OBAMA PLAYING THE RACE CARD THIS YEAR IN SOUTH CAROLINA: http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


This is absolutely incredibly AMAZING.


This short Video clip includes THE LATE TIM RUSSERT OF NBC NEWS directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD DURING OBAMA'S CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS YEAR in the Primary Campaign - in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

That is Eva Peron's family's crypt. She is not actually buried there.

Posted by: Mike | August 5, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.

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Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.

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Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2008 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Registration Now | August 5, 2008 4:44 AM | Report abuse

Just a little thing: the president of Argentina is a 'she'... it's the wife of former president Kirchner... So Hillary might have a shot after all! Just watch Buenos Aires!

Posted by: The Hague | August 5, 2008 3:28 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener | August 5, 2008 1:51 AM | Report abuse

Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.


.

Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.


.

Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.


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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | August 4, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Review: Video clips of Obama playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaign.


Video Clips from all the major netwoks:


http://tinyurl.com/6gcstl


Video clips include Tim Russert directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD in the Campaign in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.


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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | August 4, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

37th&OStreet was way out in front on this issue - and yes - Another round of Victory laps on Communicating This Issue Out to the Electorate:


From July 31st's Washington Post:


By Juliet Eilperin and Jonathan Weisman
Raising a politically-explosive issue for the first time this election, Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this morning of invoking the specter of race in order to bolster his electoral prospects.

The charge came in reaction to comments the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had made at three separate stops in Missouri Wednesday, where Obama suggested Republicans were trying to scare voters away from him.

"So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me," he told voters in Springfield. "You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He's risky. That's essentially the argument they're making."

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis countered this morning with a terse but harsh statement: "Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong."


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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | July 31, 2008 9:46 PM

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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | August 4, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

37th&OStreet was way out in front on this issue - and yes - Another round of Victory laps on Communicating This Issue Out to the Electorate:


From July 31st's Washington Post:


By Juliet Eilperin and Jonathan Weisman
Raising a politically-explosive issue for the first time this election, Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this morning of invoking the specter of race in order to bolster his electoral prospects.

The charge came in reaction to comments the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had made at three separate stops in Missouri Wednesday, where Obama suggested Republicans were trying to scare voters away from him.

"So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me," he told voters in Springfield. "You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He's risky. That's essentially the argument they're making."

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis countered this morning with a terse but harsh statement: "Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong."


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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | July 31, 2008 9:46 PM

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Posted by: 37th&OStreet | August 4, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Chris, quite the foreign policy faux pas. The President of Argentina is a "she" not a "he". That would be enough to sink Barack Obama's campaign for sure.

Posted by: Pat C. | August 4, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Whatever you're offered, drink Malbec wines, when red. Preferredly from Salta; strong, but narcotic.
And Torrontes when white. I'd love to hear from you how many flavors you find in the Torrontes wine from the province of Salta.
Leather goods on Florida street are expensive, but you can find the best of the best there, cautiosly though.
Ask, and you will get it. Argentinians go out of their way to give you their best.
Restaurant La Gran Taberna, Combate de los Pozos 95, at the corner of the Congress, where politicians go, is a classical Buenos Aires "tabern", with a so wide (and to the right cooking point) variety of dishes that you could try three a day and wont try them all.
Go to visit San Fernando's or Olivos' night clubs, and you'll think you're on Nice.
Remember though, many call Buenos Aires to their "Capital plus the big Buenos Aires" (their suburbs with dozens of small "neighborhoods" spreading on 80kms by 80kms), so better look at their maps first and ask whether you're going to "Capital" or "big Buenos Aires".
Visit, just visit their A-subway-line, and you'll go back to 1909.
Eat their pastry, every day, breakfast and tea, it is delicious. Each bakery is different, but each one has unique combinations.
Drink "expresso" coffee, small.
Try their pizza.
Go to Recoleta "rotisseries" and buy cold cuts.
If you get invited to their Gimnasia y Esgrima club, in the heart of Bs As, you will find a gym of 9 floors of exercising variety, steam baths and even massage, plus a decent quiet restaurant at their 10th floor.
When they start telling you jokes, is because you broke the ice.
They talk with their hands a lot.
But remember, they love to play hosts.

Posted by: SouthStar | August 4, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Don't cry for us, Chris Cillizza.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Have a great time but, realistically, you are in one of the most political cities in the southern hemisphere so you won't get away from politics. It's been quite awhile since my visit but I enjoyed the food and especially the flower-bedecked balconies.

Enjoy.

Posted by: Violet Cauthon, New Mexico | August 4, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like fun for you two. Enjoy the trip and know that we thank you for the travelog.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | August 4, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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