Cathedral of the city of La Plata
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Cathedral of the city of La Plata

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A: Cathedral of the city of La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la mai putin de 10 metri

Cathedral of the city of La Plata

B: Cathedral of the city of La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 30 metri

Cathedral of the city of La Plata

C: Cathedral of the city of La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 50 metri

Cathedral of the city of La Plata

D: Catedral La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 70 metri

Catedral Neogotica de la Ciudad de La Plata, Capital de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Es icono de la ...

Catedral La Plata

E: Plaza Moreno - Moreno Square - Installation Urban Art

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 230 metri

Plaza Moreno - Moreno Square - Installation Urban Art

F: Julio Lopez missing, missing Justice

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 290 metri

Julio Lopez missing, missing Justice

G: Palacio Municipal de La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 360 metri

Palacio Municipal de la ciudad de la Plata, Capital de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Ciudad modelo pl...

Palacio Municipal de La Plata

H: Freshmen Bolivian folk community to the city of La Plata

de Eduardo Rosas, la distanta de 500 metri

Freshmen Bolivian folk community to the city of La Plata

I: U2 360 - La Plata - Argentina

de robertongo, la distanta de 840 metri

Concierto de U2 en La Plata - Argentina

U2 360 - La Plata - Argentina

J: Figurones Fluo - Installation Urban Art

de Eduardo Rosas, la 1.3 km distanta

Figurones Fluo - Installation Urban Art

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Argentina

Aceasta este un ansamblu a Argentina

Argentina didn't get to be the second-largest country in South America overnight. Archaeological remains found here date to some 9,000 years BC, left by the ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Early inhabitants were nomads and hunters who followed prehistoric horses and llamas. By the year 1480 AD the Incan empire had stretched to reach northern Argentina and the stage was set for contact.

The Europeans came in 1516 with Spanish explorer Juan Diaz do Solis, who claimed the area for Spain and tried to export a river of silver back to Europe. Wealth grew along with the cattle industry and after Napoleon conquered Spain, Argentina declared its independence and set up their own government. That was 1810 AD.

Argentina stayed neutral in WWI and for most of WWII, declaring war on the Axis powers only in 1945. Following the war, the country entered into a long chain of military dictatorships with only brief forays into constitutional government. The current president is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who's been in office since December 2007.

Argentina is known for many things but the top of the list belongs to only two -- steak and the tango. Cattle graze on the abundant grasslands and produce some of the best beef in the world.  The climate is well-suited for vineyards as well, and Argentina's wines make a fine companion to their steak.

As for the tango, it has recently exploded to become a world famous dance with hotspots in every major city on the planet. It started in Buenos Aires in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the city was filling up with a mixture of European immigrants and porteños, people who were born in the port city. They melded their cultures of rhythm and harmony and came up with the tango, which has been described as the ultimate evolution of partnered dancing. And it's a great way to burn off your steak stupor. Food coma begone!

Text by Steve Smith.

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