Argentina

Country Argentina
Capital Buenos Aires
Continent South America
Currency Peso(ARS)
Languages Spanish

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Introduction

In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, but most particularly Italy and Spain, which provided the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents.

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Argentina's ex-president answers bribery allegations | Financial Times - Financial Times

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Argentina's ex-president answers bribery allegations | Financial Times
Financial Times
Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, the former president of Argentina, on Monday sought to paint herself as the victim of a conspiracy in the face of bribery ...
Argentina's Fernandez denies charges in corruption caseFox News
Argentina peso falls to record low on Cristina Fernandez corruption scandalThe Australian Financial Review

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Argentina Boosts World's Highest Rates Amid Turkey Contagion ... - Bloomberg

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UPDATE 1-Argentina to increase benchmark interest rate to 45 pct ... - Reuters

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Argentina rate hike comes after currency tumbles - CNBC

CNBC

Argentina rate hike comes after currency tumbles
CNBC
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Argentina increasing its benchmark interest rate to 45 percent from 40 percent as the country's peso is pressured by Turkey's currency crisis. Watch CNBC Live TV ...

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Argentina to increase benchmark interest rate to 45 pct -central bank - Reuters

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Argentina to increase benchmark interest rate to 45 pct -central bank
Reuters
Aug 13 (Reuters) - Argentina increased its benchmark interest rate to 45 percent from 40 percent, the central bank said on Monday, after the peso currency tumbled in response to a local corruption scandal and Turkey's currency crisis. Reporting by ...



While I lived in Argentina, I saw what a decade of populism did. Now ... - The Independent

The Independent

While I lived in Argentina, I saw what a decade of populism did. Now ...
The Independent
To those clamouring for a populist government built on economic nationalism, deceit and anger as the answer to our current political mess, my experience from ...

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Argentina's Farmers Pressure President Against IMF Demands - OZY

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Argentina's Farmers Pressure President Against IMF Demands
OZY
Proposals, backed by the IMF, to stall this plan have, for now, been successfully resisted by Argentina's formidable farming lobby. However, his government must push on with a fiscal austerity drive as part of the deal that secured a $50 billion ...



Rugby - Underdogs Argentina hope new boys bring change of fortunes - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby - Underdogs Argentina hope new boys bring change of fortunes
Channel NewsAsia
BUENOS AIRES: A decision to ease restrictions on European-based players could be the impetus that Argentina need to reverse a long slump and finally begin to compete with the traditional powers of the southern hemisphere. Argentina have used only ...
The Rugby Championship - Argentina's Key PlayersSkySports

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China's Ganfeng Lithium buys stake in Argentina lithium project - Financial Times

China's Ganfeng Lithium buys stake in Argentina lithium project
Financial Times
China's Ganfeng Lithium, one of the country's top producers of the battery metal, has bought Chilean producer SQM's stake in the Cauchari-Olaroz project in Argentina for $87.5m. Ganfeng will own 37.5 per cent of the brine project, which is expected to ...

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Argentina peso opens 1.68 pct weaker at 29.75 per US dollar - Reuters

Argentina peso opens 1.68 pct weaker at 29.75 per US dollar
Reuters
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Argentina's peso currency opened 1.68 percent weaker on Monday at 29.75 per U.S. dollar, pressured by uncertainty over a local corruption scandal and fallout from Turkey's currency crisis. Reporting by Walter Bianchi ...