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Last Taxi in Buenos Aires

A photo I took at El Litoral in Balvanera, when I went back to Buenos Aires in August, 2012.

If I’d held a casting call for the ideal cabbie to drive my last taxi adventure in Buenos Aires, I couldn’t have found anyone to play the part more convincingly than Julio Verón. After 18 years driving a bus and 26 years as a taxista, the sweater-vested sixty-something oozed urban ...

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Ricardo reached over the dashboard-mounted disco ball and turned on the taxi meter. So absorbed in helping us find a good place to eat, the taciturn taxista forgot to switch on the meter until we crossed Avenida 9 de Julio and entered the Constitución neighborhood. “Let me see,” he pondered, ...

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