Those
first
hunting
tribes coming from the
continent 30,000 years
ago arrived from Asia in
America through the
Bering Strait.
Tools
Mountainous
region
The oldest human traces found in
mountains of the Argentine. In the so
called "early" period, the oldest culture is
located in Tafí (Tucumán), 2,500 years
back.
.
Zonda, San Juan.
Pictograph.
Colonization was begun in 1535 by the Spanish soldier Pedro de Mendoza. In February
1536, Mendoza, who had been appointed military governor of the entire continent south
of the Rio de la Plata, founded Buenos Aires. Santiago del Estero, the first permanent
settlement on what is now Argentine soil, was established in 1553 by Spanish settlers
from Peru. Santa Fe was founded in 1573, and in 1580 the resettlement of Buenos Aires
was begun.. Buenos Aires, the center of a flourishing trade in smuggled goods, grew
steadily. By the middle of the 18th century, its population numbered close to 20,000.
In early nineteenth century the
revolution against Spanish rule took place. The
South American countries helped each other in
fighting wars against
Spain.
President Fernando DE LA RUA (since 10 December 1999); Vice President Carlos
"Chacho" ALVAREZ resigned 6 October 2000 and a replacement has not yet been
named; note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
Population:
38,740,807 (July 2003 est.)
Ethnic
groups: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo,
Amerindian, or other nonwhite groups 3%
Religions:
nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20%
practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
Languages
: Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
Industries:
food processing, motor vehicles,
consumer durables, textiles, chemicals
and petrochemicals, printing,
metallurgy, steel
Agriculture - products:
sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco,
peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock
Exports:
$25.3 billion f.o.b. (2002)
Argentine Matambre
Ingredients
800 g two equal, wide and thin slices of flank
or shoulder
10 cl vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1 branch of thyme
600 g spinach
400 g carrots
6 eggs
1 large onion
8 sprigs of flat parsley
1 litre fat-free beef or poultry stock
large grain salt, ground pepper
chili powder
Preparation
Place slices in a hollow plate
Cover the plate with foil for 5 hours
Take the meat out and dry it off
Put spinach, strips of carrot and boiled
eggs on the meat
Roll it length wise and preheat oven
to 21 00 for about 20 min
Place the meat in the oven and leave it
for 1 hour
Remove the dish, turn the meat and
put it back in for 15 min
Churrasco is a typical holyday food in Argentina. It is barbequed
meat with salt and pepper which make the taste of the Chimichurri
Sauce. You have to grill the meat on a hot fire, for couple of hours.
You can also add chopped garlic, olive oil, and a cup of vinegar.
With all these ingredients you end up with the tastiest meat in the
universe.
It’s a highball drink that will remind you of freshness and
colors.
Preparation:
Indigents:
•Pina colada
•White rum
•Vodka
•Blue curacao
•Lemon ice cream
•Cracked ice
You need an iced highball
glass. Than you have to
blend all the ingredients
up.
Than you just pour it in
the glass with the cracked
ice, and you get the best
drink everrrrr.
"I, myself, alone, have more memories than all mankind since the world
began," he said to me. And also: "My dreams are like other people's
waking hours." And again, towards dawn: "My memory, sir, is like a
garbage heap."
Jorge Luis Borges
reporting on the memory of Ireneo Funes
in Funes el Memorioso, 1944
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