Argentina is known to be quite cosmopolitan and hosting many immigrants including Italian immigrants, Spanish republican refugees, and German **** exiles - what a combination?
I haven't followed Argentinean politics nor economics, my understanding is there's a bit of nostalgia for Dictator Peron among the nation's elderly, a sense of lost idealism by the Kirchners - back to back husband and wife presidents, and a drive for anti-corruption that is found throughout latin America and idealism around public ownership of Chavismo. Recessions are a bit common place in latin countries, to a point where people take the possibility of a slump into real consideration.
Latin American and Spanish current events and history is certainly exciting
are you planning on going there? If so, that'd be really cool! I just know basic trivial things about Argentina. Buenos Aires is known for some really cool street art.
there has to be more to know than tango, gauchos, matÚ, and churripan.
What have you learned about the land of the silver river?
What made you recall that?
I probably wouldn't have mentioned to be of Argentinean descent, but, there is an Argentinean link in my heritage.
The story goes that part of my heritage traces back to the south of France, from there an ancestor of mine was commissioned to Istanbul, Turkey. While in Turkey he met a French woman who was on vacation in Istanbul, they returned to France and eventually got married. He was later commissioned to work in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then to New Orleans, USA and eventually to Mexico City where my grandmother was born.
So my grandmother was born in Mexico City and I think an older sibling of hers was born in Argentina. Hence the Argentinean link.
Both are creepy
Lol, big ol'croc tears?
I swear it does.
Send nudes, what?
Your thumbs are hawt.