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November 15th 2009
"Blame the Chileans!" grunts the Argentinian driver, explaining why the bus was running five hours late thanks to a strike at the border. The overland journey from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia, both in Argentina, has the bureaucratic inconvenience of passing through Chile. That means four border controls, each time off the bus, queue up, fill out the forms, passports stamped and bags checked. For th ... read more
South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia

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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