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Llamas crossing the Puna

Putting the Salt in Salta

June 18th 2008
So now I know why this place is called Salta. I spent the day on an excursion to Salinas Grandes, the salt flats, high on the Puna (high altitude desert). We began the day by going back to Purmamarca to the same crafts market that we (ok, I) saw on Monday. As the others on the excursion were all different people from before, I used the opportunity to sit in the plaza and read. After Purm ... read more
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Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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