Ever wonder how tango was born, why Argentina's economy collapsed in 2001, what the active ingredients in yerba mate are, or what in the world macanudo means? If so, you've come to the right place. In this section of Argentina Cafe you'll find introductory articles on all things Argentine, giving you a good working knowledge of the country before you embark on your trip.
The History of Argentina section fills you in on how the place became what it is today.
Argentine Culture takes a stab at the enigma that is the Argentine psyche.
Read about Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, the twin towers of tango, on the History of Tango page.
Find out about Yerba Mate, an essential Argentine beverage.
Land of Argentina covers the natural environment, including Argentina's unique and endangered wildlife.
The People of Argentina examines the human landscape of the country, including religious affiliation.
Argentina has a fascinating economic history, and those interested in such things should read the Economy of Argentina.
Get a heads up on Argentina's peculiar brand of Spanish (including Buenos Aires' own homegrown slang, lunfardo) with the Language of Argentina section.
And don't forget to take a look at our Argentina Books and Movies page to get some ideas for further exploration.
History of Argentina