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Transcript of Argentina
"Argentina." Country. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
"Argentina's Geography: Location, Area, Boundaries, Extreme Points, Regions, Climate." Argentina's Geography: Location, Area, Boundaries, Extreme Points, Regions, Climate. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
"Food, Daily Life, Family." Argentina-Breiding. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
"Holidays & Festivals in Argentina." Travel Tips. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
"Learn Argentina Geography." Argentina Geography. Country Reports, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
"Live in Argentina for Its Unparalleled Culture and Cuisine." Live in Argentina. International Living, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
Taylor, Steven L. "Understanding History: The Argentine Military Regime." Outside the Beltway. N.p., 16 Mar. 2013. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.
crazy political parties
poor economy system
Freedom of Religion
24% regularly attend religious services
Constitution requires gov to support economically
67% of Argentinians
Largest Muslim population in South America
Largest Jewish population in South America
Traditions and Holidays
1963-1993 Major political problems: de factor rulers take over
José María Guido
Arturo Umberto Illia
Jorge Rafael Videla
Major underground military and guerrilla groups
Independent from Spain
currently a presidential democracy
Wake up at 8am
Head to work or school
Return home at about 1pm for lunch
Then a short nap
And some tea
The Adults will then head back to work, kids will go to some sort of activity
Dinner at 9pm
In bed around midnight
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
progress in work field/politics
Prejudice against the indigenous
Many pro gay marriage
South America's 2nd largest country in land and population
7th largest country in the world
total area: 3,745,247 sq km
Lies between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean
shaped like an inverted triangle
most extensive level grassland in South America
covers roughly one quarter of the nation
contains some of the richest topsoil in the world
extensively cultivated in wheat and corn
Upper middle-income economy
Argentina benefits from natural resources, as well as a high literacy population.
6.4% unemployment rate (U.s. 7.4%)
El día de Tradición
- November 10
anniversary of the birth of Jose Hernandez
wrote El Gauch Martin Fierro
week of parties, concerts parades
El Carnaval del Paris
- two weeks before lent
people dressed in costumes and dance
Feast served with fish bc lent
La Revolución de Mayo
- May 25
anniversary of Argentine Independece
festivities run from midday to late night
Argentina is a very family oriented country that values religion in their daily life
the name of the country itself comes from a poem; Martin del Barco Centenera epic poem, La Argentina (1602). (250 pages)
Revised Story Based on Research
Adam Cast Forth
Edgar Allen Poe award
University Of Virginia
Argentina's food and cuisine was deeply affected by immigration
British - teatime
Italians - pizza and pasta
Beef - main meat
Dolce de Leche
Arroz con leche
Beer - main alcoholic beverage
1860S - brought over by the french
Juan Cruz Varela
-Independence from Spain
Females typically supposed to be house wives
> increasing number in professional world
Gays and Lesbians
>accepted despite large Catholic population