Frommer's South America (2004) (Frommer's Complete) by Shawn Blore, Shane Christensen, Alexandra de Vries, Eliot

By Shawn Blore, Shane Christensen, Alexandra de Vries, Eliot Greenspan, Haas Mroue, Neil Edward Schlecht, Kristina Schreck

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Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires: This museum contains the world’s largest collection of Argentine sculptures and paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. It also houses European art dating from the pre-Renaissance 18 CHAPTER 1 . THE BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA The Best of Sensuous South America Your trip will not be complete until you indulge in at least one of the following uniquely South American experiences: • Dance the tango in Argentina: Top Al Pacino and Gabrielle Anwar in Scent of a Woman with the creation of your own tango dance, preferably in one of the seedier tango salons of Buenos Aires where it all started.

This was the beginning of the MNR’s reign of power. In 1951, the MNR candidate, Victor Paz Estenssoro, was elected president, but a military junta denied him power. In 1952, the MNR, with the help of peasants and miners, staged a successful revolution. The MNR managed to implement sweeping land reforms and nationalize the tin holdings of the wealthy. Under the reign of Estenssoro, the government also introduced universal suffrage and improved the educational system. The MNR managed to hold on to power until a coup in 1964.

Carlos Saúl Ménem, a former governor of a province of little political significance, won the presidency by a surprising margin. A strong leader, Ménem pursued an ambitious but controversial agenda with the privatization of staterun institutions as its centerpiece. Privatization 29 of inefficient state firms reduced government debt by billions of dollars, and inflation was brought under control. After 10 years as president—and a constitutional amendment that allowed him to seek a second term— Ménem left office.

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