|Area Total||2,780,400 sq km|
|Climate||mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest|
|Natural Resources||fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium, arable land|
|Imports||$63.97 billion (2017 est.) partners: Brazil 26.9%, China 18.5%, US 11.3%, Germany 4.9%
|Exports||$58.45 billion (2017 est.) partners: Brazil 16.1%, US 7.9%, China 7.5%, Chile 4.4% (2017)|
|Population||44.7 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||European (mostly Spanish and Italian descent) and mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry) 97.2%, Amerindian 2.4%, African 0.4% (2010 est.)|
|Language||Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)|
News about Argentina
- No more PCR tests for fully vaccinated Argentines to returnon January 26, 2022
Argentina's health authorities have decided to stop requiring a negative PCR test on national citizens and residents entering the country as of Jan. 29, it was announced Tuesday. Other lighter measures will also become effective that day.
- ECLAC needs to set aside four rogue countries to measure inflation for year 2021on January 26, 2022
Inflation in Latin America for the year 2021 was way above projections, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has said in a report issued from its Santiago headquarters.
- OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential memberson January 26, 2022
The Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has decided to discuss the admission into the group of Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, it was announced Tuesday.
- Argentine President adds Barbados to his global tour next monthon January 25, 2022
Argentine President Alberto Fernández's upcoming tour has found a way to add some mileage after a stop in Barbados has been arranged to meet with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, it was announced Tuesday. Fernández's trip starts on Feb. with a visit to visit China and also to Russia.
- Shrimp migrations in Argentine Sea to be monitoredon January 25, 2022
The Mar del Plata-based National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (Inidep), began the campaign aimed at establishing the migrations of shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) in the Argentine Sea.
- Ambassador says Jones-Huala may serve out his sentence in Argentinaon January 25, 2022
Argentina's Ambassador to Chile Rafael Bielsa Monday said the newly-paroled Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala “could serve the rest of his sentence in Argentina.”
- Ambassadors gather at Buenos Aires' Holocaust Museum to remembers victimson January 25, 2022
Ambassadors from 14 countries in Buenos Aires paid a tribute to the victims of Shoah, the Jewish Holocaust at the hands of the Third Reich in the 1930s and 1940s during a ceremony at the Museum in Buenos Aires Monday remembered the Holocaust
- New US Ambassador presents his credentials to Argentine Presidenton January 25, 2022
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday received the credentials from the new Ambassador of the United States to Buenos Aires.
- Chile's Gov't appeals parole granted to Mapuche leader Jones-Hualaon January 24, 2022
Chilean authorities have fined an appeal against the court ruling which granted parole to Mapuche leader Facundo Jones-Huala citing that "the convicted person does not meet the legal and regulatory requirements" to be eligible for the benefit, according to the brief from the Ministry of the Interior.
- Trucks blocking trans-Andean traffic now add up to 3,000on January 24, 2022
The conflict involving lorries trying to cross from Argentina into Chile through the Cristo Redentor-Libertadores pass has now escalated to the point of involving some 3,000 trucks stranded in the middle of the Andes, allegedly due to ultra meticulous sanitary requirements on the Chilean part.
- Four jailed for plot to smuggle cocaine through Russia’s embassy in Argentinaby AFP in Moscow on January 20, 2022
Plan foiled after investigators replace drugs worth $62m with flourA Russian court has sentenced four men to lengthy jail terms for trying to smuggle nearly 400kg (880lb) of cocaine in suitcases from the Russian embassy in Argentina.Argentinian authorities seized the cocaine, worth $62m (£45.5m), hidden in suitcases in the Russian embassy school in 2018. […]
- Covid-19: CDC warns against travel to 22 countries including Australia and Israelby Maya Yang and agency on January 18, 2022
Rising number of coronavirus cases prompts official US advice, which brings number of countries on ‘level four’ list to over 100The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday advised against travel to 22 nations and territories because of a rising number of Covid-19 cases including for Australia, Israel, Egypt, Albania, Argentina and […]
- ‘Another hellish day’: South America sizzles in record summer temperaturesby Reuters in Buenos Aires on January 14, 2022
Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay are reeling from a historic heatwave with temperatures as high as 113FCities and towns across southern South America have been setting record high temperatures as the region swelters during a historic heatwave.“Practically all of Argentina and also neighboring countries such as Uruguay, southern Brazil and Paraguay […]
- Omicron dims optimism as South America enters pandemic’s third yearby Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires on January 12, 2022
Signs of an incipient return to normality have been dashed as case numbers soar but high vaccination rates offer reason for hopeAs the pandemic’s second, gruelling year drew to a close and Covid rates in Rio de Janeiro plunged to levels unseen since it began, the Brazilian city’s health secretary, Daniel Soranz, celebrated a desperately needed […]
- The women filling jails in Argentina for drug offences – a photo essayby Magalí Druscovich on January 7, 2022
Nearly half the female prisoners in Argentina are serving time for drug possession. Photographer Magalí Druscovich visited the Unit 47 prison in Buenos Aires to find out their storiesPaola left her home when she was 13 to escape abuse and violence. She lived on the streets for five years until she became pregnant. Her boyfriend left her when he found out. […]