It can be a risky business putting the face of a politician on an advertising billboard. With less than four months to go until the presidential elections in Argentina and less than two weeks until the Federal Capital of Buenos Aires choses its mayor, hundreds of campaign posters with the names and faces of the different political candidates have been defaced all over the city.

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Today is the anniversary of the death of Carlos Gardel who died in a plane crash on 24 June 1935 in Medellin, Colombia. This stencil of Gardel by graphic designer Pablo Marrone was painted in the barrio of Abasto where the Argentine tango legend grew up. Continue reading →