Argentina

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

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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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The forgotten story of ... Dario Dubois, Argentina's face-painted footballer - The Guardian

The Guardian

The forgotten story of ... Dario Dubois, Argentina's face-painted footballer
The Guardian
For a while Dubois, a centre-back who did the rounds of Argentina's lower leagues for a decade or so, went the full Kiss pre-match, covering his face and neck with black and white make-up before taking to the field. On one occasion he had to knock on ...



Argentina trade surplus narrows to $65 mln in December - Reuters

Argentina trade surplus narrows to $65 mln in December
Reuters
BUENOS AIRES Jan 24 Argentina posted a December trade surplus of $65 million, down from a $100 billion surplus in November, the government's statistics agency said on Tuesday. For full-year 2016, Argentina posted a trade surplus of $2.128 billion, ...



Soybeans End Up for Fifth Session in a Row - Agriculture.com

Manitoba Co-operator

Soybeans End Up for Fifth Session in a Row
Agriculture.com
I got one of my Brazil contacts doing a crop tour in Argentina, and the crops look in tough shape. But the market has been fading anyway, and I think maybe we just got high enough and are still liquidating, Scoville says. There is good support near ...
US grains: Soybeans fall as Argentina crop worries easeManitoba Co-operator
GRAINS-Soybean prices fall for 3rd day as Argentina crop concerns easeReuters

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Argentina says to reopen 2021 peso bonds on Wednesday - Reuters

Argentina says to reopen 2021 peso bonds on Wednesday
Reuters
Argentina's government sees inflation at 17 percent this year, though economists see it exceeding 20 percent. "The bonds will accrue interest over adjusted balances as of the issue date at a rate of 2.5 percent per year, which will be payable per ...

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CIA had secret plan to give Falkland Islands to Argentina and relocate islanders to Scotland - The Independent

The Independent

CIA had secret plan to give Falkland Islands to Argentina and relocate islanders to Scotland
The Independent
The US had plans to give the Falkland Islands to Argentina and relocate the islanders to Scotland, secret CIA papers reveal. Titled "Solution to the Falkland Islands crisis," the paper appears to suggest the intelligence agency thought the UK would ...



Juan Martin Del Potro to miss Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy - Oneindia

Oneindia

Juan Martin Del Potro to miss Argentina's Davis Cup tie against Italy
Oneindia
Buenos Aires, Jan 24: Defending champions Argentina will miss the services of former World No.4 tennis star Juan Martin Del Potro for their next month's Davis Cup tie against Italy, Argentine captain Daniel Orsanic has revealed. Orsanic said Diego ...

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Why Argentina's Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017 - Fortune

Fortune

Why Argentina's Macri Could Have a Rockier Year in 2017
Fortune
Argentina will likely need another estimated $28 billion dollars in 2017. For those with any familiarity with Latin America, these outsized deficits bring a sense of deja vuthough Macri's rhetoric differs, piling on public debt to fund current ...



Argentina central bank holds policy rate steady for 8th straight week - Reuters

Argentina central bank holds policy rate steady for 8th straight week
Reuters
BUENOS AIRES Jan 24 Argentina's central bank kept its monetary policy rate unchanged at 24.75 percent for the eighth consecutive week on Tuesday, again citing expectations for falling core inflation in the coming months despite "mixed signals" for ...

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Argentina posts $2.1 bln trade surplus in 2016 on drop in imports - Daily Mail

Foreign Policy

Argentina posts $2.1 bln trade surplus in 2016 on drop in imports
Daily Mail
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Argentina posted a $2.1 billion trade surplus in 2016, government statistics agency Indec said on Tuesday, as a 6.9 percent decline in imports outweighed a smaller increase in exports. For the month of December, the ...
Analysis: China made Mauricio Macri a deal he couldn't refuseChicago Tribune

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Raw: Fierce Wildfire Burns in Argentina - Olean Times Herald

Olean Times Herald

Raw: Fierce Wildfire Burns in Argentina
Olean Times Herald
Wildfires are raging across several provinces in Argentina, leaving devastation across nearly four million acres of land. (Jan. 24). Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress. Get updates and more Breaking News here: ...

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