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Argentina’s climate varies from region to region, with a wide range of climate types due to the vast size of the country and wide variation in altitude. The northern parts of the country are characterized by hot, humid, rainy summers and mild winters with periodic droughts. The center of the country, which includes the Pampas to the east and the drier Cuyo region to the west has hot summers with frequent tornadoes and thunderstorms, and cool, dry winters. Patagonia, in the southern parts of the country has a dry climate with warm summers and cold winters characterized by strong winds throughout the year and one of the strongest precipitation gradients in the world.  Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Argentina

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 9 November 2020]

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[accessed 5 January 2021]

With the election of President Mauricio MACRI in November 2015, Argentina began a historic political and economic transformation, as his administration took steps to liberalize the Argentine economy, lifting capital controls, floating the peso, removing export controls on some commodities, cutting some energy subsidies, and reforming the country’s official statistics. Argentina negotiated debt payments with holdout bond creditors, continued working with the IMF to shore up its finances, and returned to international capital markets in April 2016.

In 2017, Argentina’s economy emerged from recession with GDP growth of nearly 3.0%. The government passed important pension, tax, and fiscal reforms. And after years of international isolation.

GDP - per capita (PPP): $20,900 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 5.3%

industry: 28.6%

services: 66.1% (2017 est.)

Unemployment rate: 8.4% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: 25.7% (2017 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 39 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 9 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.8 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 99.1% of population

Physicians density: 3.99 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 98.3% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Argentina

[accessed 19 January 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.


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The World Bank in Argentina

[accessed 15 April 2021]

The World Bank is swiftly supporting the efforts of Argentina to address COVID-19-related impacts, through new operations and by redirecting funds from existing projects.

Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 13 December 2020]

Argentina has one of the most highly developed economies and most advantageous natural resource bases of Latin America, but political instability and conflicts among various sectors of the economy have delayed the realization of this potential.

The country has to a large degree overcome its dependence on imported machinery and finished products, but in their place there has grown a great external demand for parts and raw materials that are assembled or finished within the country.

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