Argentina – after the Latin argentum – Land of Silver. For the conquistadores who planted the flag of Spain on the edge of this empty continent in the sixteenth century there was, unfortunately, no silver. But there was land, the boundless pampas, stretching thousands of miles to the Andes.
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