Argentina

Argentina is located in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay.

Once the most European of South American countries, Argentina continues to recuperate from the scars left by the military dictatorship of the 1970's. After 20 years of pleading with the authorities, groups such as the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, the Ecumenical Movement for Human Rights, and others, have just begun to find answers for what happened to their loved ones who disappeared. In the midst of this, churches face the challenge of ministering to a country afflicted by the deterioration of a once wealthy economy.

Pray for:  The ministry of the Disciples of Chrsit with children at risk in "La Tablada."

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo as they continue their search for the children that were taken away from their parents during the "dirty war" of the late 1970's. As they grow older and weary, the children are becoming young adults.

Population (2014 est) – 43,024,374
Area – 1,727,000mi
Capital – Buenos Aires

Ethnic Background

  • White – 97%
  • Mestizo – 3%

Exports - soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, wheat
Imports - machinery, motor vehicles, petroleum and natural gas, organic chemicals, plastics

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 74 years, F 81 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 9.96 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 2.1%

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