Saturday, 16 August 2008

Argentina: Memory of Gardel

Could it be... no... surely not... was Gardel, the legendary Argentine tango singer, born in URUGUAY???

"Who cares where he was born?" I hear you ask. "Just listen to the music and watch where you flick that tango heel."

But this dispute goes to the heart of Argentine and Uruguayan national identity.

Serious stuff. Well, ok, it's not, but most countries have a neighbour that they feel a particular rivalry with, and sometimes it manifests itself in interesting ways.

Argentina and Uruguay's Tango Row (BBC)

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