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I Tip A real treat is to visit an estancia for a typical asado, an Argentine barbecue (some are within two hours of the city). Cuisine I 47 A typical asado appetizer is matambre, a pounded flank steak stuffed with hard boiled eggs, spinach, pieces of ham and vegetables, then rolled jelly-roll style. Marinated in red wine and slowly baked, it is sliced and served with chimichurri sauce. Chimichurri is a condiment made with oil, vinegar, garlic and peppers. ” Matambre is served cold. We are sad to note that one of our favorite steakhouses, La Cabaña, a Buenos Aires institution, has closed.

It was Sarmiento who ushered in the “golden age” of Argentina. It would last until World War I. During this period immigration soared, as did exports to Europe; land was opened up; communications improved; and the nation’s economy boomed. Intellectual growth occurred as well, Modern Argentina I 25 Modern Argentina Although all was well on the surface, political unrest was increasing. More and more people resented being ruled by a government of wealthy landowners. Labor strikes were frequent and, eventually, so were confrontations between opposition groups and the military.

Civilian Rule The humiliation felt by the people over this defeat heightened their dissatisfaction with military rule. Massive demonstrations took place in the Plaza de Mayo and pressure for a change to civilian rule increased. In the election of 1983 a civilian, Raul Alfonsín, was elected. Alfonsín re-instituted the independent legislative branch, stopped censorship of the press and encouraged free enterprise. He also proceeded to prosecute the military leaders for their part in The Dirty War.

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