The Argentine Republic


Indigenous groups demand plurinational state (Hernán Scandizzo)


Argentinian Soundscapes, November 1994,  R. Murray Schafer

   Schafer is a Canadian composer and writer well known for his Tuning of the World, a history of the sonic environment, or soundscape (see EAP, 3, 1, 7-9). Schafer regularly gives lectures and workshops on sound education throughout the world. The following is an extract from an account describing his lecture and teaching experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina on a visit in 1994.

   "November 4, 1994 Buenos Aires. Spacious apartment thirteen stories up on the Avenida Pueyrredon waiting to be taken to my first lecture. Subject: El paisaje sonoro [soundscape]. A good display of it below the window. I counted 350 car horns over a one-hour period this afternoon".



Indigenous people of South America

"In the Andes, Nurturance is at the Very Heart of Life"

The indigenous peoples (aboriginal peoples) of South America are found from the Isthmus of Panama to Tierra del Fuego. An estimated 30 million people were living there when the Europeans arrived. In the Andean region extensive remains show developed cultures at Chavín de Huántar and among the Paracas in Peru. The Mochica, Chimu, and Nazca in Peru, the Chibcha and Aymara of the Andes, and the Araucanos and Mapuches of Chile had socially complex pre-Columbian cultures, surpassed only by the Inca.


Indigenous languages


  Language of the Month - Babel Babble – UniLang mapuche

Mapuche or mapudungun is an indigenous language spoken by the mapuche people who live in Southern Chile and Argentina. It has approximately a half million speakers. According to standard classification, Mapuche belongs to the Araucano sub-family (Araucano family Chon) of the Andean group, Andean-equatorial branch. It is not widely related to any other language in South America.


Blacks in Argentina


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Argentinas Bad Habits - February 24, 2005 - The New York Sun

Roughly 200 years ago, two countries in the Americas declared their independence from their colonial masters. Both had abundant land, natural resources, good ports, a temperate climate - seemingly all the makings of a great nation.


Argentina: Governnance in Crisis, Paul Alexander Haslam, FOCAL Senior Analyst
Executive Summary
Although the origins of the crisis were to be found in poor economic policy decisions that led to a chaotic
devaluation, its dramatic denouement in December 2001 and subsequent development over the course of 2002
were deeply conditioned by political factors. The Argentine crisis was and remains a crisis of governance in the most
profound sense.


Altername Names for Argentine Republic



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