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is a federal republic
of 23 provinces
and an autonomous city
, in southern South America
. Argentina has five land borders, with Bolivia
. Of the 23 provinces, only Tierra del Fuego
is not contiguous with any other state. Argentina claims over Antarctica
, as well as overlapping claims made by Chile
and the United Kingdom
, are suspended by the Antarctic Treaty
of 1961. Argentina also claims the Falkland Islands
: Islas Malvinas
) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
. Argentina traces its national origin to the May Revolution
in Buenos Aires
in 1810, the starting point of the Argentine War of Independence
. After an economic crisis from 1999 to 2002
, the country has had a recent economic recovery. Argentine culture has significant European influences. Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of European styles in architecture. The other big influence is the gauchos and their traditional country lifestyle of self-reliance. Finally, indigenous American traditions (like yerba mate infusions) have been absorbed into the general cultural milieu.
The National University of Córdoba
: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
) (UNC), is the oldest university in Argentina
, and one of the oldest in the Americas
. It is located in Córdoba
, the capital of Córdoba Province
. Since the early 20th century it has been the second largest university in the country in terms of the number of students, faculty, and academic programs. In 1610 the Society of Jesus
founded the Collegium Maximum in Córdoba, which was attended by students of the order. This was the precursor of the university. On August 8, 1621 Pope Gregory XV
granted this authority by an official document, which arrived in the city in April 1622. With this authorization, and with the approval of the church hierarchy and the provincial head of the Jesuits, Pedro de Oñate, the university began its official existence.
Anniversaries for June 25
- 1806 The British land and army in Quilmes during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
- 1824 Esteban Agustín Gazcón, statesman and lawyer and a representative to the Congress of Tucumán dies.
- 1865 Juan Bautista Justo, physician, journalist, politician, and writer, is born in Buenos Aires.
- 1919 Pelagio Luna,Vice president of Argentina dies.
- 1929 Paul Groussac, writer, literary critic, historian, and librarian dies.
- 1978 Argentina beats The Netherlands 3-1 in the final and wins its first FIFA World Cup.
- 1983 Alberto Ginastera, composer, dies.
- March 11: Two people die and several are injured during a concert of Indio Solari (pictured) at Olavarría.NBC
- November 22: Death of former judge Carlos Fayt at age 98.La Nación
- August 4: Hebe de Bonafini refuses to show up for a judge questioning about the Schoklender scandal. The judge orders her detention.The Guardian
- July 4: Periodismo para todos and Susana Giménez start their 2016 season on Sunday nights.Clarín
- June 27: Argentina and Chile end 0-0 at the Copa América Centenario Final, won by Chile during the penalty kicks. Lionel Messi announces that he will not play for Argentina national football team anymore.BBC
- June 20: Capture of Ibar Pérez Corradi, fugitive intellectual author of the Triple crime.Insight Crime
- June 14: José López, assistant of former minister Julio de Vido, is detained while trying to bury bags with US$ 8 million behind a monastery.Merco Press
- June 3: Second #NiUnaMenos demonstration, both in Argentina and Brazil.The Guardian
- March 16: The chamber of deputies approves the bill to pay the holdouts.Bloomberg
- March 1: President Mauricio Macri opens the sessions of the Argentine Congress with a state of the union speech.La Nación
- February 18: President Mauricio Macri announces a rise in the minium rate for people that pays the income tax.La Nación
- February 3: Twelve deputies of the Front for Victory leave the bloc and join a block of the Justicialist Party, not aligned with La Cámpora. Thus, they cease to be the first minority in the chamber, which is now the alliance Cambiemos.La Nación
- February 3: Third imported case of the Zika virus outbreak, in Córdoba.La Nación
- January 18: The Tango 01 presidential plane is discontinued, as well as the presidential fleet.La Nación
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