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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Vice President Pence in South America: Argentina - The White House (blog)

The White House (blog)

Vice President Pence in South America: Argentina
The White House (blog)
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Metropolitan Cathedral to lay a wreath at General San Martin's tomb and visit their memorial to Holocaust victims. The Vice President then met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and ...
Pence praises Argentina as model for Latin AmericaWashington Post
Mike Pence commemorates Holocaust, terrorism victims in ArgentinaJewish Telegraphic Agency
Pence praises Argentina as a model partner while raising pressure on VenezuelaChicago Tribune
Whitehouse.gov (press release) -Business Insider
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Petrobras Argentina sale under scrutiny in Brazil - Reuters

Reuters

Petrobras Argentina sale under scrutiny in Brazil
Reuters
SA), sold its 67.2 percent stake in Petrobras Argentina SA for $892 million to Pampa Energia SA (PAM.BA), Argentina's largest power company. The sale has already drawn scrutiny from Brazil's Congress and a federal audit court, and lawyer Felipe ...
Brazil prosecutors to probe Petrobras Argentina sale, lawyer saysSeeking Alpha

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Argentina consider change in selection policy - Sport24

Sport24

Argentina consider change in selection policy
Sport24
Cape Town - Argentina may be forced to rethink their selection policy if they do not have a successful Rugby Championship campaign this season. That was the word from los Pumas head coach Daniel Hourcade, who is still confident he has enough depth for ...
No place like home for Argentina's squadEyewitness News
Rugby Championship state of play 2017: ArgentinaSkySports
Argentina's New Home & Away Kits Have To Be The Nicest In International RugbyPundit Arena

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Liberty One Lithium Reports Positive Geophysical Survey Results Exceed Expectations in Argentina - MarketWatch

Liberty One Lithium Reports Positive Geophysical Survey Results Exceed Expectations in Argentina
MarketWatch
("Liberty" or the "Company") (LBY) (otcqb:LRTTF) (frankfurt:L1T), is pleased to announce tremendous results from its geophysical survey at its Pocitos West property in Argentina. The Company has detected a probable brine horizon extending throughout ...

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Disappearance of Protestor in Argentina - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Disappearance of Protestor in Argentina
Human Rights Watch
Pressure is building on Argentina to find 28-year-old Santiago Maldonado, who has been missing, possibly the victim of an enforced disappearance, since security forces broke up a protest in southern Argentina on August 1. Maldonado, who was visiting a ...



Argentina 'ready to die' for flag - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Argentina 'ready to die' for flag
Times LIVE
Springbok assistant coach Franco Smith has warned that Argentina will be prepared to die for their country when they face the Springboks in the Rugby Championship in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Smith said the Springboks were preparing for a complete ...
PE game against Argentina 'will be thriller'Herald live
Boks release five for domestic duty ahead of Argentina openerEurosport.com

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Argentina has chance of a lifetime to discard its populist past. Will Macri pull it off? - Miami Herald (blog)

Miami Herald (blog)

Argentina has chance of a lifetime to discard its populist past. Will Macri pull it off?
Miami Herald (blog)
Judging from the better-than-expected performance of President Mauricio Macri's party in the Aug. 13 primary elections and from what the country's leader told me in an interview, I'm feeling moderately optimistic about Argentina. Macri, a center-right ...

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Argentina Stocks Soar After Macri Party Election Wins - Barron's

Barron's

Argentina Stocks Soar After Macri Party Election Wins
Barron's
The Global X MSCI Argentina exchange-traded fund (ARGT) was up 3.3% today, while the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) was up 1.3% and the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (FM) was up 1.9%. But the big winners today are Banco Macro (BMA) ...
Argentina poll prompts sigh of relief among investorsFinancial Times
Argentina: Macri alliance bolstered by electionNational Post
Argentina primaries: Comeback for ex-president KirchnerAljazeera.com
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Argentina players set to end their media boycott - AFA president Tapia - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Argentina players set to end their media boycott - AFA president Tapia
ESPN FC
Tapia, who is hoping to bring a new direction to the AFA since being elected as president on March 29, told Fox Sports Argentina during the unveiling of the new Superliga Argentina: "The players will speak." However, the AFA chief did not say when the ...

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Here's how much a UNC professor made while locked up in Argentina - News & Observer

News & Observer

Here's how much a UNC professor made while locked up in Argentina
News & Observer
After being lured to South America by Internet scammers using photos of a buxom bikini model, and then landing in an Argentinian jail on drug-related charges, a UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor said he was able to teach and advise his students while ...