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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Chile, Argentina leaders pledge cooperation; express concern over Venezuela - Reuters

Reuters

Chile, Argentina leaders pledge cooperation; express concern over Venezuela
Reuters
SANTIAGO The leaders of neighboring Chile and Argentina pledged on Tuesday to further integrate the countries' economies and expressed mutual concern about the unrest in Venezuela. In a televised press conference, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri ...
ARGENTINA: Macri Defends Greater Integration With ChileMarkets Insider

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Pan American Energy to invest $1.2 billion in Argentina in 2017 ... - Reuters

Pan American Energy to invest $1.2 billion in Argentina in 2017 ...
Reuters
Argentina-based Pan American Energy, a unit of BP Plc (BP.L), will invest some $1.2 billion in the South American country this year, a company spokesman said ...

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Ultra Lithium Signs Agreement to Acquire Lithium Brine Property in Catamarca Argentina - MarketWatch

Ultra Lithium Signs Agreement to Acquire Lithium Brine Property in Catamarca Argentina
MarketWatch
Recent exploration work was carried out during 2010-2013 by Minera Mariana Argentina S.A., a subsidiary of Mariana Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company. A total of five holes were completed on the Property with cumulative drilling of 1785 meters ...

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Argentina's 'Queen Cristina' seeks return to politics with Senate bid - The Guardian

The Guardian

Argentina's 'Queen Cristina' seeks return to politics with Senate bid
The Guardian
Argentina's former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in October's mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his free-market reforms. Fernández's ...
Cristina Fernández to lead new alliance in Argentina electionsFinancial Times
Cristina Kirchner Files Candidacy Papers for Argentina's SenateWall Street Journal (subscription)
Argentina's former president Kirchner attempts political comebackDeutsche Welle

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Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina - BoxingScene.com

BoxingScene.com

Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina
BoxingScene.com
"I'm excited to be fighting in San Luis, Argentina," said Diego De La Hoya. "The Argentinian fans have been very supportive of my career on social media and I can't wait to put on a great show for them in person. Thank you Mr. Arano, GBP and my manager ...

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China Drives Nuclear Expansion in Argentina, but with Strings Attached - Inter Press Service

Inter Press Service

China Drives Nuclear Expansion in Argentina, but with Strings Attached
Inter Press Service
BUENOS AIRES, Jun 27 2017 (IPS) - Two new nuclear power plants, to cost 14 billion dollars, will give a new impetus to Argentina's relation with atomic energy, which began over 60 years ago. President Mauricio Macri made the announcement from China, ...
Argentina Police Extorted Black Market Buenos Aires Shopkeepers: OfficialsInsightcrime.org
Argentina automotive makers output may increase by 20% in 2017Platts

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Bus carrying children's dance group crashes killing 15 in Argentina - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk

Bus carrying children's dance group crashes killing 15 in Argentina
Mirror.co.uk
At least 15 people, most of them children, have been killed after a bus carrying a youth dance group crashed in Argentina. The vehicle was carrying a group of 50 including teachers, parents and dancers between the ages of five and 15-years-old.
Bus Crash With Children Dance Club Leaves 15 Dead in ArgentinateleSUR English
Norwegian to offer flights from London to ArgentinaCIT Magazine

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Music cures the soul: Argentina hospital allows orchestra to play for patients - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Music cures the soul: Argentina hospital allows orchestra to play for patients
Inquirer.net
Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying. And suddenly, there's music—live, classical music, the sounds of masters like Johannes Brahms ...



Replenished Kings gear up for Argentina trip | Sport24 - Sport24

Sport24

Replenished Kings gear up for Argentina trip | Sport24
Sport24
The Southern Kings are gearing up for their trip to Buenos Aires in Argentina where they will take on the Jaguares.
Kings stalwarts return for Argentina trip - SuperSport - RugbySuperSport

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Rising Seizures and Consumption in Argentina - the Next Brazil? - Insightcrime.org

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Rising Seizures and Consumption in Argentina - the Next Brazil?
Insightcrime.org
Brazil remains the largest cocaine consuming nation in Latin America, but Argentina has also seen an increase in it's domestic trafficking market and local consumption in recent years. Still, it is unclear whether this is a result of the authorities ...