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Argentina

Rediscovering Argentina

Thursday January 05, 2012 (19:37:24)

by Neil Rushen
Mendoza Property

Mention Argentina to anyone and people usually think of Fray Bentos corned beef, the Falklands Conflict, people being pushed from aircraft by the military, Diego Maradona's "hand of God", a very large economic crash in 2001 and some old dear warbling "don't cry for me Argentina".

Well it ain't like that anymore! Fray Bentos is actually in Uruguay for starters and whilst the Argentines still claim "Las Malvinas" you won't be rabbit punched in the kidneys when they discover you're British. People being launched from aircraft today are usually indulging in one of the country's many and varied tourist activities. Diego Maradona is still a sight to behold, but only because he resembles the "Tango" genie, well almost, he's actually fatter, more orange and has a very bad haircut! With the recent debt restructuring the economy is growing and the country is the most politically stable in South America. The song, alas, remains the same!   more ...



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