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  An Introduction to Argentina
Argentina possesses some of the world's tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and impressive waterfalls, with the diversity of the land ranging from wild, remote areas in southern Patagonia to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires in the north.
Mesopotamia, a broad, flat plain between the Parana and Uraguay Rivers in northern Argentina, is wet, swampy and extremely hot during the summer.
This parched area in the west is part of the enormous Gran Chaco, a region that Argentina shares with Bolivia, Paraguay, and Br azil.
www.geographia.com /argentina   (368 words)

  
 Argentina: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Second in South America only to Brazil in size and population, Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks.
Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east.
The IMF gave Argentina $13.7 billion in emergency aid in Jan. 2001 and $8 billion in Aug. 2001.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107288.html   (1493 words)

  
  ABC 7 News - Argentina Leads World Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Argentina stands at 11-under-par 131 at the Country Club Course at Sandy Lane Resort.
Argentina got to eight-under par for the championship with a birdie at the par-four third.
Argentina parred the next two holes, then Romero tapped in a short birdie putt at the 10th to get to minus-11.
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  Argentina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentina's political framework is a federal presidential representative democratic republic, in which the President of Argentina is both head of state and head of government, complemented by a pluriform multi-party system.
Argentina claims the sovereignty of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the South Shetland Islands, the South Sandwich Islands and almost 1 million km² in Antarctica, between the 25°W and the 74°W meridians and the 60°S parallel.
Argentina is the largest Spanish-speaking community in the world that employs voseo (the use of the pronoun vos instead of tú, associated with some alternate verb conjugations).
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 Argentina argentin.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Argentina, or the Argentine Republic is bounded on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay; on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile; and on the west by Chile.
In 1993 the estimated population of Argentina was 33,533,256.
Argentina comprises 22 provinces; the self-governing Federal District, which consists of the city of Buenos Aires and several suburbs; and the national territory of the Argentine part of Tierra del Fuego, the Argentine-claimed sector of Antarctica, and several South Atlantic islands.
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 Argentina national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentina is one of the most successful national football teams, having won two World Cups and is currently the World Youth Champion and holder of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal.
Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands 3-1; Argentina won again in 1986 (led by Diego Maradona), a 3-2 victory over West Germany.
Argentina opened the scoring early in the 6th minute through Maxi which set the pace for the rest of the game with goals from Cambiasso (31') and Maxi again(41') towards the end of first half.The second half saw goals from Crespo(78') Tévez(84')and Messi(88').
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 Argentina - Uncyclopedia
Argentina also has periodic cameo appearances on the critically acclaimed soap opera, Boat de Love, where she plays the deadly foriegn half-robot sex slave of the aristocrat, dobby the house elf of Harry Potter Only £39.99 from all good pet shops*.
Argentina has implemented a new covert operation to conquer it's neighbors: marry all their hot but prideless women away to foreigners, brainwash the population genetically, and then roll the 3 argentine tanks into the foreign capital in question.
Argentina is not the biggest producer of crabs, the kind that usually don't live in your pants, but for some reason they believe they should be in charge of them and from time to time steal the entire world's crab supplies.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Argentina   (1113 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Argentina
Argentina's fiscal burden of government score is 0.1 point worse this year, but its trade policy and monetary policy scores are 1 point better.
Argentina has adopted a number of policies designed to constrain trade, including minimum import prices, quotas, requirements for import permits, phytosanitary rules, anti-dumping investigations, and "other practices to inhibit imports and protect domestic industry," according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Argentina's rules and regulations on foreign investment and capital flows are unclear, irregularly enforced, and frequently changed.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Argentina   (1106 words)

  
 Jorge Rafaél Videla killer file
In the last quarter of the 19th Century Argentina experiences an era of growth and prosperity based on the expansion and development of its vast agricultural potential.
Argentina remains neutral for almost the entire duration of the war, balancing economic ties with the Allies against its political sympathies with the Axis block and the fascist dictatorship of Spain's
Argentina's humiliation during the 10-week conflict is the final nail in the junta's coffin.
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 Argentina (09/06)
Argentina's population is overwhelmingly Catholic, but it also has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, estimated between 280,000 to 300,000 strong, and is home to one of the largest Islamic mosques in Latin America.
Another factor contributing to the perception of institutional instability in Argentina was conflict between the three branches of government in early 2002, culminating in the legislature's attempt to impeach the members of the Supreme Court.
Argentina's constitution of 1853, as revised in 1994, mandates a separation of powers into executive, legislative, and judicial branches at the national and provincial level.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26516.htm   (5406 words)

  
 Misión Permanente de la Rep. Argentina ante las Naciones Unidas
Argentina, one of the 51 Founding Members of the Organization, has been an active participant in all of the UN organs and programs, in accordance with our Foreign Policy, and has endeavored to build consensus at the international level towards the strengthening of international human rights, the promotion of universal
Thus, with a dynamic and constructive role, Argentina has reaffirmed its allegiance to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, with a view to making a positive contribution to the Organization’s goals, in its quest for international peace and security as well as the promotion of economic and social development in every nation.
Argentina plays a prominent role in the strengthening of the multilateral process, an element inseparable from security, so as to effectively respond to new threats and challenges.
www.un.int /argentina/english/index.htm   (353 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: Argentina: Profile
Argentina acceded to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state on February 10, 1995.
Argentina further strengthened its nonproliferation credentials when, in 1992, it became a member of the Australia Group, a voluntary system of export controls on chemical and biological agents, precursors, and equipment.
Argentina’s intent was to develop the Cóndor II not only for its own use—which was largely motivated by its loss in the Falklands/Malvinas War with Great Britain—but for export as well.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Argentina/index.html   (609 words)

  
 Argentina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Concurrently, in its quest for the capability to obtain nuclear weapons-usable material, Argentina built a laboratory-scale reprocessing facility at Ezeiza to extract plutonium from spent reactor fuel; this facility was subsequently closed in 1973 after intermittent operation and the extraction of less than 1 kg of plutonium.
Argentina claimed at that time that IAEA safeguards did not apply to its indigenously built facilities, particularly the reprocessing lab at Ezeiza, even though evidence existed that an Italian firm had participated in the construction of that facility.
Although Argentina claimed that the facility would be used for mixing reactor fuel, it would not allow IAEA inspection of the plant; since Argentina had no non-military use for plutonium, the international community suspected the facility was designed to support an undisclosed nuclear weapons program.
www.ceip.org /programs/npp/nppargn.htm   (2519 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Americas : Argentina
Argentina’s restrictions on access to contraceptives and abortion threaten women’s fundamental rights to life, health and equality.
Women in Argentina face arbitrary and discriminatory restrictions on their reproductive decisions and access to contraceptives and abortion.
Argentina's commemoration of its 1976 military coup reflects the considerable progress the country has made in addressing past human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.
www.hrw.org /americas/argentina.php   (1007 words)

  
 argentina map and map of argentina and information page
Argentina was populated by scattered groups of Indians when the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci arrived in 1502; he was followed in 1516 by Juan Díaz de Solís of Spain; he was quickly killed by Indians and his expedition failed.
Relative Location Argentina is positioned in both the western and southern hemisphere.
Argentina is also home to impressive Iguazu Falls, and over 250 additional waterfalls of size.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/ar.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Argentina
U.S. citizens who arrive in Argentina with an expired or damaged passport may be refused entry and returned to the United States at their own expense.
No operational terrorist activities have been detected in Argentina, however, and the governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay are engaged in a coordinated effort, supported by the U.S. Government, to combat illegal activity in that area.
Argentina is a geographically diverse country with mountains, forests, expansive deserts, and glaciers, making it a popular destination for outdoor and adventure sports.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1130.html   (2403 words)

  
 Argentina Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Argentina's pleasures - stunning natural wonders, an elegant capital with a European-flavored sophistication, and a passionate culture - are as tempting as ever.
When To Go For residents of the Northern Hemisphere, Argentina offers travelers the possibility of enjoying two summers in one year, but the country's great variety and elongated geography means visiting is pleasant during any season.
Northern Argentina, including the Iguazú Falls in the subtropical Misiones province, is also more pleasant in the Southern Hemisphere's winter or spring when heat and humidity are less oppressive.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_america/argentina   (422 words)

  
 Moving to Argentina ~ Living In Argentina ~ Real Estate In Argentina
Argentina, with its truly outstanding wines is swiftly becoming a major player in the world market.
Argentina has excellent soil, excellent climate, and has just moved into fifth place in the world as a producer of quality wines.
Undervalued Argentina - Whatever your dream, you may be pleasantly surprised to find there's one nation where it's not simply attainable - but remarkably affordable, too: Argentina.
www.escapeartist.com /argentina/argentina.htm   (2719 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Uruguay 'strangled' by Argentina
Uruguay has accused Argentina of turning a blind eye to protests over a planned pulp mill near their border which are "strangling" the economy.
The protests at the three international bridges on the Uruguay river were aimed at "forcing an end to construction", said ambassador Hector Gros Espiell.
Argentina maintains the mill will pollute the Uruguay river.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/6190665.stm   (286 words)

  
 Argentina Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Argentina's natural gas consumption has increased annually in the past decade and is now the country’s dominant fuel source, accounting for 45% of primary energy consumption in 2002.
Argentina is Chile’s sole source of natural gas imports, and the continued supply disruptions have created considerable tension between the two countries.
Argentina has very limited coal resources, and coal is not a major component of the country's fuel mix.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/argentna.html   (3104 words)

  
 Argentina
Argentina is situated at the extreme South of South America, on the Eastern side of the Andes.
The climate and geography of Argentina offer great variations, from the searing heat of the Chaco, to the gelid Antarctic temperatures of the Patagonian Sea, passing through the temperate climate of the Pampa.
Thus, it is not hard to understand that, in spite of his Pampas country background, his figure has become a universal symbol for and of the Argentinean people.
www.enjoy-argentina.org /argentina.php   (1048 words)

  
 Argentina, the country, its people and culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Argentina and its Geographical regions, Hydrography and Climate
Argentina Republic is a bi-continental country, since its territory occupies part of America and a portion of Antarctica.
Argentina leads the market of sun seed oil, soy oil, horses, jojoba, lemons, honey, corn, soybean, beef cattle, wine, and hidroboracita.
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 Intercountry Adoption Argentina
Adoption is restricted to Argentine citizens and permanent resident aliens residing in Argentina.
To travel outside of Argentina, the child must carry signed written permission from both parents or from the non-traveling parent (if traveling with only one parent).
(According to the laws of Argentina, adopted children have the right to know their true biological identity and will have access to their adoption file once they have reached the age of 18.) This is a commitment that the adopting parents must sign at the court at the time the adoption is granted.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption/country/country_383.html   (1998 words)

  
 Argentina News
President Nestor Kirchner and his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet are to meet today in Mendoza and sign an agreement to call for the tender for the construction of an trans-Andean train.
BUENOS Aires may dominate Argentina's container business but more than $450m of investment in grain terminals to the north and south of the country's second largest city, Rosario, has underlined its place at...
Soy farmers in Argentina, the world's top soyoil exporter, are eyeing expansion to meet demand for biodiesel, but green campaigners say the oilseed's continuing spread is unsustainable.
www.topix.net /world/argentina   (621 words)

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