Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fast forward Argentina

Ok, I have to zip ahead for a bit. Here are some facts about Argentina today!

The country elected a female President in December 2007:

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

She is a lawyer and she was a senator from the Buenos Aires Province. Oh and her husband was formerly the President of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner.

Huh, how about that?

Here she is talking energy with her cohorts from Bolivia and Brazil:

By the way, there are 23 provinces and 1 autonomous city in Argentina. The country is a Federal Presidential Republic.

The official language is Spanish for the 40,301,927 people who live in Argentina.

The currency is the Argentine Peso, there are just over 3 pesos in 1 US dollar.

The country is rich in natural resource and was one of the richest countries in the world 100 years ago. The economy hit rock bottom around 2001 and they are now on an economic upswing.

Their resources and industries include oil, fisheries, natural gas, various silver mines (gold, magnesium, silver, etc, forestry, tourism, and agriculture.

Of course we cannot forget their greatest export: