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Mendoza

February 27th 2011
It's grape harvest time in Mendoza, where most of Argentina's wine (which is a lot) is produced.The city of Mendoza is attractive: wide, leafy boulevards and no less than five plazas. This sunny region at the foot of the Andes has thousands of acres of vines, interspersed with grey-green olive trees (the region produces over 60% of Argentina's olive oil as well). By a happy coincidence we arrived ... 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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