Argentina Research Paper

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Just over a decade after Christopher Columbus encountered the Americas, other Spanish explorers began probing the Río de la Plata estuary of Argentina. Most early explorations of the area were motivated by rumors of vast quantities of silver. But the mineral riches that the Spanish found in the Inca empire of Peru never panned out in this misnamed land that would be known as Argentina. The first actual attempt at establishing a permanent settlement on the estuary in Argentina was made by Spanish aristocrat Pedro de Mendoza in 1536. He landed at present-day Buenos Aires, Argentina. After the colonists tried stealing food from the indigenous Querandí, the natives turned on them violently. Within four years Mendoza fled back to Spain without any …show more content…
The National Festival of Folklore which occurs in Cordoba, is a celebration of Argentine folk tradition. The Snow Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche celebrates the strong Swiss influence in that region. The Harvest of Fish Festival which takes place at Mar del Plata, has people dress up as sea creatures and parade along with the Queen of the Sea. And even Carnival which occurs before the week of lent and is similar to the Brazilian Carnival with its extravagant parades, processions, music, dancing, and masquerade. Argentinian Carnival usually last for a week.
In Argentina, Beef (or meat) is eaten for most meals. A mixture or “parrillada” which includes nearly every part of the cow, including the utter, is one of the most cherished dishes. The national dish of Argentina is Asados (a variety of barbecued meat) grilled on a parillo (a large grill) that is packed with steaks; ribs; chorizo; mollejas (sweetbread): morcilla (blood sausage); and chinchulines (chitterlings). If you are a vegetarian and consider going to Argentina, it would be wise to take precautions. Argentinians also love pasta, and have many