Argentina by Danny Palmerlee; Sandra Bao; Gregor Clark

By Danny Palmerlee; Sandra Bao; Gregor Clark

Discover Argentina suppose the thunderous crash of icebergs calving into the icy waters of Lago ArgentinaExplore the big landscapes of Quebrada de Humahuaca along with your personal pack-carrying llamaTango like a "porteno" after studying the unstated codes of Argentina's sexiest danceCycle among Mendoza's mythical vineyards looking for the best malbec during this consultant: Seven authors, 308 days of in-country study, an excessive amount of beefColor outside bankruptcy exhibits the place to fly-fish for trout and masses with huskiesContent up-to-date day-by-day - stopover at "lonelyplanet.com" for updates and traveller insights

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In 2003, however, the Ley de la Obediencia Debida and Ley de Punto Final were repealed – and in 2005 declared unconstitutional. ) LAS MADRES DE LA PLAZA DE MAYO In 1977, after a year of brutal human-rights violations under the leadership of General Jorge Rafael Videla, 14 mothers marched into the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. They did this despite the military government’s ban on public gatherings and despite its reputation for torturing and killing anyone it considered dissident. The mothers, wearing their now-iconic white head scarves, demanded information about their missing children, who had ‘disappeared’ as part of the government’s efforts to quash political opposition.

For a glimpse into the life of Argentina’s beloved Eva Perón, check out Julie M Taylor’s Eva Perón: The Myths of a Woman (1979). After an 18-year exile, Perón once again symbolized Argentine unity, but there was no substance to his rule. Chronically ill, Perón died in mid-1974, leaving a fragmented country to his ill-qualified third wife – and vice president – Isabel. Return to beginning of chapter THE DIRTY WAR & THE DISAPPEARED In the late 1960s and early ’70s, antigovernment feeling was rife, and street protests often exploded into all-out riots.

Then back to El Calafate for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Chau! With an extra two weeks, begin the trip by heading south (by bus or plane) from Buenos Aires and stop in Puerto Madryn on your way down for whale watching at Reserva Faunística Península Valdés. After exploring the national parks mentioned above, fly from El Calafate up to Bariloche. From here, hike yourself silly in the Lake District national parks of Nahuel Huapi and Lanín. Before your flight back to Buenos Aires, you may even be able to squeeze in trips to nearby Parque Nacional Lago Puelo and Parque Nacional Los Alerces.

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