Argentina, along with Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, are founding member nations of Mercosur, an economic and political alliance in Latin America. Venezuela became the latest addition to the coalition, becoming a full-pledged member in 2012. Argentina was also named by former President Bill Clinton as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States in 1998.Continue Reading
Argentina and other Mercosur members have adopted policies, trade agreements and tariff regulations that encourage the emergence of a common market in the Latin American region. The Mercosur Parliament, called Parlasur, serves as the political body of the organization.
As a member of MNNA, Argentina receive certain benefits from the U.S., which include U.S. support in terms of defense initiatives, priority for the acquisition of military equipment and foreign military economic assistance.Learn more about South America
The South American countries that lie within the Tropic of Capricorn are Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay. Brazil is the only country in the world that crosses both the Equator and either tropic.Full Answer >
The biggest impact of the Latin American Wars for Independence was freedom from Spanish rule and national sovereignty for former Spanish colonies in Latin America, including the countries now known as Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Peru. These wars for independence were mostly independent efforts fought through separate revolutionary movements in each individual Latin American Spanish territory, though they were part of a global spirit of revolution that had taken hold in the United States and in European nations such as France in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These revolutionary efforts were successful in part due to the weakening of Spanish central authority in the wake of France invading Spain in 1808.Full Answer >
As of 2014 Latin American countries include Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, El Salvador and Panama. Latin American countries are those countries in the New World where the official language is Spanish, Portuguese or French. However, many of the inhabitants speak Creole versions of these languages or Native American languages like Quechua.Full Answer >
Argentina has a Friend's Day holiday that celebrates friendships, is home to multiple discoveries of enormous dinosaurs, and is the southernmost inhabited city in the world. Also, Argentina is the second country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.Full Answer >