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Juan Diaz de Solis

1516

uan Diaz de Solis became the first European to enter Argentina in search of gold.Many of the indigenous population of Argentina are killed by the diseases brought over by the Europeans.
Connection: After the discovery of the New World, the first European vessel that ever landed on the shores of Mexico struck keel against the coral rocks of Yucatan.
Impact on Present Day: One of the first manmade disasters in Argentina, because a large population of Argentina died as a result to the disease that the Europeans brought over.

Portuguese established a trading post

1680

The Portuguese established a trading post near Buenos Aires.
Connection: English trade with Cuba. The English government would put tariffs goods from Cuba. The English government reduced the English market for Spanish Cuban tobacco.
Impact on Present Day:

Spain consolidates its territories

1776

-Spain consolidates its territories in south-east South America
To create one large colony called the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata.
Connection: Result of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
Impact on Present Day: Left Cuba, the Spanish East Indies (including the Philippines and Guam), an
d Puerto Rico in the Spanish empire until their loss to the United States in the Spanish–American War.

Jose de San Martin leads the fight

1812

Jose de San Martin leads the fight for independence from Spain.
Connection: Control of Lima, capital of Peru.
Impact on Present Day:
No longer under colonial rule and is one federal district governed by the 1853 constitution

Juan Perón rises to power

1943

Juan Perón rises to power.

Connection: Incorporates nationalism, international political independence and a strong government.
Impact on Present Day: He increased basic rights for workers, vastly improved the infrastructure (particularly in terms of electrical power) and modernized the economy.

Argentina goes to war with Britain

1982

Argentina goes to war with Britain

Connection: Argentine forces mounted amphibious landings of the Falkland Islands

Impact on Present Day: citizenship restored in 1983, their lifestyle improved by investments impacted them culturally as well

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

2004

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner sworn in as president

Connection: She is Argentina's first elected female president

Impact on Present Day:Second woman to hold the position (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976) and the first woman reelected to it.

Two former generals are sentenced to life imprisonment

2008

Two former generals are sentenced to life imprisonment.
Two former generals are sentenced to life imprisonment for their actions during the period of Argentina's military rule - known as the Dirty War - during the 1970s and 1980s.

Connection: human rights violations

Impact on Present Day:
new law removes this limitation