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1: With 16 separate lanes of traffic, the Avenida 9 de Julio cuts through the major cultural and business districts of Buenos Aires. A memorial obelisk dominates this stretch of the massive street—a key transportation artery of the city and one of the largest streets in the world. | The capital of Argentina!!!
2: Traffic passes through one of Bueno Aires's busy intersections. Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida Corrientes form one of the main axes in central Buenos Aires. The city's business center is almost always busy with people, cars, buses, stores, and restaurants.
3: The main street of Buenos Aires's eclectic La Boca neighborhood is Caminito, an area famous for its nightlife as well as tango studios like the one pictured on the corner. | A lively band strolls through the streets of La Boca while filling the streets with Caribbean-inspired tunes. Though targeted at tourists who visit the colorful streets of this unique neighborhood, the band's enthusiasm is typical of the cultural vibrancy of La Boca.
4: These mighty falls can be seen from both Argentina and Brazil. On the Argentine side they are called Cataratas de Iguazú. On this side, visitors are able to walk alongside a long portion of the falls.
5: This ranch is right outside Bueno Aires, my friends and I went horseback riding along the mountain side.
6: Lanin Volcano, Argentina
7: Tango dancers commonly perform in the Boca area of Buenos Aires, where dancers are found performing the famous dance outside of cafes in an effort to lure customers into the establishments and entertain them once there.
8: This is a view of Buenos Aires
10: This is the constitution of Argentina of 1853
11: Argentine shale oil find its biggest yet. When reading this article, I knew that Argentina was having a crisis due to the economy. The country is in debt and with banks being hit, its very difficult to pay the debt off. With Argentina's latest oil discovery is the biggest yet in the Latin America and puts the country's southern Patagonia region on the map as a potential new energy hub on the continent.
12: Argentine savers speed withdrawals of U.S. dollars. When I read this article, banks, in Argentina, contacted by Reuters say they have lost between 10 percent and 18 percent of their deposits since two weeks ago when the government applied currency controls to try to preserve dollar reserves.
13: Inflation downplayed as Argentina recovers When I read this article, it didn't make much sense to me but what I got out of it was that It just seems that Argentina has gone from one financial disaster towards another that's looming around the corner. I don't think Greece can learn much from Argentina.
14: Plane crash in Mercedes, 2 dead. When I came upon this article, it was in spanish but i got a translator for it. The summary of this article was that two passengers were on a plane when i crash landed on the dirt and when the ambulance arrived at the scene, the two passengers were founded dead.
15: Dear Mom & Dad, Argentina is amazing, the climate is great, the city of Bueno Aires is huge, I almost got lost. It's very easy to understand what people are saying cause all of them speak spanish, even though its a little different but i can make out what people are saying. We went to this resturante and the menu was long, there was so many things to choose from but it was great. Today, the group and I are just taking a tour and tomorrow we're going hiking. See you guys soon. Love, Elvis Mexquititla!!!!
16: Dear Maritza, I know your in college now and I miss you a whole lot but I just wanted to tell you that I did end up taking your advice of going to Argentina, and I did. It's beautiful here, you would like it too. The people are very friendly, the weather is awesome and the food, oh my lord, don't get me started. I already wrote to mom and dad and i told them that I had arrived yesterday morning in Buenos Aires. Today, the group and I went hiking along the mountain ranges and it was a lot of fun, we saw waterfalls, that was cool, we went to a lake where we fed ducks and went horse back riding too. Well I got to go now but Ill write to you soon. Love your brother, Elvis Mexquititla!!!
18: Works Consulted Audiovisual Argentina. 20 Jan. 2010. www.flickr.com. Yahoo, 20 Jan. 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2011.
19: Band. N.d. www.culturegrams.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2011.
20: Works Consulted “Argentine shale oil find its biggest yet.” www.upi.com. N.p., 8 Nov. 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011.
21: “Plane crash in Mercedes, 2 dead.” http://www.cronica.com.ar/. N.p., 21 Nov. 2011. Web. 21 Nov. 2011.