Background: 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 and interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983, and numerous elections since then have underscored Argentina's progress in democratic consolidation.
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- December 17th 2011 Wind and wildlife
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- November 26th 2009 Penguins at Puerto Deseado
by Words: 76 Photos: 10
- March 3rd 2009 Argentina's Atlantic Coast - a long ride
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- December 13th 2008 "Penguins are birds"
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- January 9th 2007 Puerto Deseado
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