Argentinians fight to preserve cultural sites

Residents in Buenos Aires take on real estate companies to protect heritage sites from being destroyed.

    Residents in Argentina's capital say the city's stunning architecture is in danger of being destroyed.

    They say construction and real estate companies are doing away with heritage sites in Buenos Aires to make way for modern developments.

    In an effort to stem the tide, conservationists have called on the government to do more and stop the demolitions.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Buenos Aires.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.