What is Argentina known for?

critical studies

, and Democracy contribution Culture, Power, and Democracy editor-last Plattner editor-first Marc editor2-last Smolar editor2-first Aleksander publisher The Johns Hopkins University Press place Baltimore, MD, USA year 2000 pages 3–13 isbn 978-0801865688 ref harv * *

tough line

Thatcher, adopted a tough line in diplomacy and the question of Hong Kong was no exception. Not long after the military victory of the United Kingdom over Argentina in the Falklands War, Thatcher, accompanied by Cradock and Youde, who was now Governor of Hong Kong, paid a visit to Peking on 22 September 1982 in the hope of persuading the Chinese government not to insist on claiming the sovereignty of Hong Kong. During her visit, Thatcher and Cradock discussed the matter with the Chinese

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as the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup held in the United States. Commons:Category:Argentina Wikipedia:Argentina Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina

extremely influential

of its short activity, but was extremely influential in shaping contemporary Argentine rock. Sumo introduced British post-punk to the Argentine scene, with almost the whole lyrics in English. And provided a visceral counterpoint to the progressive (progressive rock) and nueva canción influences then dominant in Rock en Español. The '''Hurlingham Reggae Band''' was an Argentine (Argentina) reggae band spun off Sumo (band) Sumo

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from mountainous, subtropical Brazil, but uncertainty exists regarding the specific status of many of them. '''Laurie Foell''' (born Laurence Foel on 10 February 1968 in Argentina) is an Australian actress. She is best known for her portrayal of both Angela "Angie" Russell (Angie Russell) date accessdate 16 October 2010 and her cousin Josie (Josie Russell (Home and Away)), on the successful Australian television soap opera ''Home and Away''.

educational publishing

publisher Britannica Educational Publishing author Hosch, William L. year 2009 isbn 978-1-61530-048-8 location New York * 1980 – with Australia over nuclear testing by the United Kingdom in lands claimed by some Aboriginal groups to be sacred. * 1982 – Falklands War - war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands * 1983 – dispute with the United States over its invasion of Grenada, of which Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the monarch. John

international song

;Ricardo Arjona cerrará su gira Quinto Piso en Guatemala. ''Prensa Libre''. Retrieved 15-09-2011 (Spanish) Also, he received in 2010 the "Latin Tour of the Year" ''Billboard'' Latin Music Award (2010 Latin Billboard Music Awards) for the tour. On February 26, 2010, he participated in the 2010 Viña del Mar International Song Festival as one of the top performers. "Festival de Viña 2010: Ricardo Arjona es el nuevo confirmado". El Paradiario 14. Retrieved on March 29, 2012. His performance was followed by that of colombian singer Fanny Lu. One hour after Fanny Lu's performance, a 8.8 magnitude massive earthquake (2010 Chile earthquake) affected the area and the total south-central regions of Chile. On social networks, Arjona was jokingly blamed of the earthquake, commenting that "earthquakes go where he goes", making reference also to the earthquake felt in Mexico (2010 Mexican earthquake) having the singer just arrived to that country. Notimex (March 21, 2012). "Redes sociales 'culpan' a Arjona del terremoto". La Opinión. Retrieved on March 29, 2012. (March 24, 2012). "Arjona es blanco de bromas en redes sociales por culpa de terremotos". La Extra (México). Retrieved on March 29, 2012. Just finished the tour, Arjona announced his tewlfth studio album, ''Poquita Ropa'', which was released on August 24, 2010. "Ricardo Arjona lanza en agosto su nuevo disco, Poquita Ropa". El Nuevo Diario. Retrieved on March 23, 2012. It was preceded by the genre-mixing track "Puente", an ode to Havana, Cuba's largest and capital city. "Arjona canta a Cuba en nuevo disco". Retrieved on March 23, 2012. The song failed to break in the upper tier of ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' charts, but the album became his third set to debut or reach No.1 on the ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' Top Latin Albums chart. Within two weeks of release, the album received a Gold certification in Chile, United States, Colombia and Puerto Rico; and Platinum certification in Mexico and Argentina. Debuta Ricardo Arjona en listas de ventas de EU. Spanish The album marked a change on Arjona's sound, which himself called a "sripped-down version of his music". "Arjona desnuda sus canciones en "Poquita ropa"". Union Radio. Retrieved on March 23, 2012. Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic gave the album a somewhat positive review, saying that it was a "stripped-down acoustic effort" yet considering it "impressive". Two more singles were released from ''Poquita Ropa'', "Vida", a song the singer dedicated to his recently dead father; "Recuerda Ricardo Arjona a su padre en tema autobiográfico". El Universal (Venezuela). Retrieved on march 23, 2012. "Ricardo Arjona lanza su sencillo “Vida”". El Carabobeño (Venezuela). Retrieved on March 23, 2012. and "Marta", an auto-biographical song in which music video stars Edith González. "Arjona presentará el video Marta protagonizado por Edith González". Prensa Libre. Both, like the lead single, failed to gain much airplay in the U.S., and failed to reach high positions on ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' charts. 2011-present: ''Independiente'', Metamorfosis and third world tour Arjona released his thirteenth studio album, ''Independiente (Independiente (Ricardo Arjona album))'', in October 4, 2011. The album, as past Arjona releases became his fourth number-one set on the ''Billboard'' Top Latin Albums (Billboard Top Latin Albums) when it debuted atop the chart on the week ending October 22; and within a week of release, the album received a Gold certification in Chile, United States and Mexico; and Platinum certification in Venezuela and Argentina. "Ricardo Arjona, de nuevo en la cima con 'Independiente'". ''Univisión Música''. Retrieved 12-10-2011. ''Independiente'' is the first album Arjona releases as an independent artist. It was released through his own record label, ''Metamorfosis'', a company he created to refocus his career. (12-10-2011). "Ricardo Arjona, de nuevo en la cima con 'Independiente'". ''Univisión Musica''. Retrieved 15-10-2011. Although, the album is being distributed by Warner Music. ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' notes that although other groups have decided to launch independently their works after having a contract with major record labels, Arjona is by far the most important artist in the Latin pop to follow this trend. (07-07-2011). "Ricardo Arjona sacará un nuevo disco bajo su propio sello independiente". ''San Diego Red''. Retrieved 30-10-2011. Success The album was released in September 1997, not long after Williams's stint in rehab. The album was launched with his first live solo gig at the Elysee Monmatre theatre in Paris, France. At first, the album was slow to take off, debuting at #11 on the UK Albums Chart, and falling to #104 not long after release, having sold a little over 30,000 copies. Commons:Category:Argentina Wikipedia:Argentina Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina

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and Chile. '''Cerro Tuzgle''' is an extinct stratovolcano in northwestern Argentina. It is located roughly east of the main volcanic arc. '''Cerro Volcánico''' (also known as Fonck

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to the country's multicultural population and its mostly mild climate. However, football (Association football) is the most popular sport in Argentina. Other sports played professionally and recreatively are athletics (Athletics (sport)), auto racing, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, field hockey, fishing, golf, handball (Team handball), mountaineering, padel tennis, polo, roller hockey (Roller hockey (Quad)), rowing (Rowing (sport)), rugby union, sailing (Sailing (sport)), skiing, swimming (Swimming (sport)), tennis, and volleyball. Much of the Argentine sport successes are in team sports, but boxing, tennis, golf, and rowing are exceptions to the rule. Though it is the national sport, ''pato'' is not very popular. thumb left 210px The Argentine Olympic polo team in 1936. (Image:Equipo argentino polo MO 1936.jpg) Argentina's polo team won their first Olympic gold medal in 1924. Adolfo Cambiaso, Gonzalo Pieres, his brother Facundo (Facundo Pieres), the Novillo Astrada brothers, the Heguy's, and Tommy Iriarte are currently ranked amongst the best polo players in the world. The three most important polo tournaments in the world, the Argentine Open (Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo), the Hurlingham Open (Hurlingham Club (Argentina)), and the Tortugas Open are held in Argentina. Historically, Argentina has always been a leading country in this international handicapped (Polo handicap) sport, and have been uninterrupted world champions since 1949, and Argentine players comprise most of the world's top ten players. '''Sergio Edgardo Acevedo''' (born 1 May 1956) is an Argentine (Argentina) Justicialist Party politician, formerly a provincial governor and secretary in the national government. thumb 160px right Fernando De Santibañes (Image:Fernando De Santibañes.jpg) '''Fernando de Santibañes''' is an Argentine (Argentina) politician and banker. He was the Secretary of Intelligence (Secretaría de Inteligencia) of the Argentine Republic from 1999 to October 23, 2000, during half of Fernando de la Rúa's presidency. De Santibañes resigned the position in 2000 after the media discovered the Secretariat's involvement in the Sentate Bribes scandals. He is currently facing judicial charges. thumb 160px right Carlos Becerra (Image:Carlos Becerra.jpg) '''Carlos Ernesto Becerra''' is an Argentine (Argentina) Radical Civic Union politician. Commons:Category:Argentina Wikipedia:Argentina Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina


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'''Argentina''' ) is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Sharing the Southern Cone with its smaller neighbour Chile, it is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north; Brazil to the northeast; Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east; Chile to the west and the Drake Passage to the south.

With a mainland area of Argentina is the eighth-largest country (List of countries and outlying territories by total area) in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking (Hispanophone) one. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica (Argentine Antarctica), the Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute) ( ), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands sovereignty dispute).

A historical and current middle power regional power, Argentina is one of the G-15 (Group of 15) and G-20 major economies and Latin America's third-largest. It is also a founding member of the United Nations, WBG (World Bank Group), WTO (World Trade Organization), Mercosur, UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) and OEI (Organization of Ibero-American States). Because of its stability, market size and increasing share of the high-tech sector, Argentina is classed by investors as a middle emerging economy (emerging economy) with a "very high" (List of countries by Human Development Index#Americas) rating on the Human Development Index.

The earliest recorded human presence in the area now known as Argentina is dated from the Paleolithic period. a Spanish overseas colony founded in 1776. The declaration (Argentine Declaration of Independence) and fight for independence (Argentine War of Independence) (1810–1818) was followed by an extended civil war (Argentine Civil Wars) that lasted until 1861, which ended with the country's reorganization as a federation of provinces (Provinces of Argentina) with Buenos Aires as its capital city. From then on—while massive European immigration waves (Immigration in Argentina) radically reshaped its cultural and demographic outlook—Argentina enjoyed an historically almost-unparalleled increase in prosperity: by the early 20th century it already ranked as the seventh wealthiest in the world. After 1930, however, and despite remaining among the fifteen richest countries until mid-century,

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