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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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country - NPR

When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country
NPR
Heard on All Things Considered · Stacey Vanek Smith. A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them ...



A right royal gossip! New best friends Queen Letizia and Argentina's First Lady can't stop chatting as they join ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

A right royal gossip! New best friends Queen Letizia and Argentina's First Lady can't stop chatting as they join ...
Daily Mail
They've bonded over a shared love of art so it was no wonder Spain's Queen Letizia and Argentina's First Lady Juliana Awada had plenty to catch up on ahead of dinner. The two women appear to have become firm friends during the Argentinian president ...
King Felipe and Queen Letizia host President and First Lady of ArgentinaRoyal Central
Argentina's First Lady and Spain's Queen Cement Their Chic AllianceVogue.com
Queen Letizia welcomes Argentina's First Lady to MadridThe Marshalltown

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Boffelli returns as Argentina try to stay unbeaten - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo Sports

Boffelli returns as Argentina try to stay unbeaten
Yahoo Sports
Washington (AFP) - Emiliano Boffelli, a Super Rugby standout for Jaguares last year before a knee injury ended his season, plays for the first time since May when Argentina entertains Brazil on Saturday in the Americas Rugby Championship. The 22-year ...

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Apple reportedly set to open first Argentina retail store next year in Buenos Aires - 9 to 5 Mac

9 to 5 Mac

Apple reportedly set to open first Argentina retail store next year in Buenos Aires
9 to 5 Mac
The new store in Argentina is said to be located in Buenos Aires and will open in 2018. Plans for Apple's expansion to Buenos Aires follows a growing number of authorized resellers in Argentina. For instance, the Frvega appliance chain announced ...
First Apple store in Argentina said to open in Buenos Aires 2018AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple to Open First Argentinian Apple Store in Buenos Aires in 2018Mac Rumors
Reports suggest Apple is preparing to open their first retail store in Buenos Aires, Argentina next yearThe Apple Post (registration) (blog)

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Argentina ends years of isolation - The Art Newspaper - Art Newspaper

Art Newspaper

Argentina ends years of isolation - The Art Newspaper
Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the ...

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Argentina cenbank says salary hikes no threat to inflation goal - Yahoo Finance

Argentina cenbank says salary hikes no threat to inflation goal
Yahoo Finance
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Argentina's central bank chief Federico Sturzenegger said on Thursday that salary hikes for some unions in 2017 that may be above its 17 percent maximum inflation target would not threaten achieving that goal for the ...
Argentina cenbank says salary hikes no threat to inflation goal ...Nasdaq

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How much are taxpayers spending to bring Brazil, Argentina to the MCG? - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

How much are taxpayers spending to bring Brazil, Argentina to the MCG?
The Sydney Morning Herald
Victorian taxpayers will see little change out of $10 million for the privilege of watching the SuperClasico between Argentina and Brazil at the MCG on June 9 and the match between the Socceroos and the Brazilians at the same ground on June 13. The ...

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Argentina industrial output falls at slowest pace in 11 months - Yahoo Finance

Argentina industrial output falls at slowest pace in 11 months
Yahoo Finance
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial production fell 1.1 percent in January from the same month a year earlier, national statistics agency Indec said on Thursday, the twelfth straight month of shrinking output. The drop was the ...

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Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona, insists Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza - Firstpost

Firstpost

Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona, insists Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza
Firstpost
Argentina: Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all-time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday. "I can see just how happy he is at Barcelona with ...
Argentina Boss: Why I Think Angry Messi Didn't Celebrate Barca WinnerSoccer Laduma
Argentina coach Bauza reveals Barcelona star Messi 'very angry'Tribal Football

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Argentina: Opposition Demands President Macri's Impeachment - PanAm Post

PanAm Post

Argentina: Opposition Demands President Macri's Impeachment
PanAm Post
Argentina: Opposition Demands President Macri's Impeachment. By: Mamela Fiallo - Feb 23, 2017, 12:27 pm. 0. El presidente del peronismo, Jos Luis Gioja, apoy el proyecto (Twitter) Pictured: the president of the Peronist Party, Jos Luis Gioja, who ...