Category: Argentina

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over…

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries.

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Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give…

Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims.

In 1901 Spain, a woman adopted a male identity and married…

In 1901 Spain, a woman adopted a male identity and married another woman. The couple was later discovered and had to escape to Argentina. Their marriage certificate was never annulled, so this is the first recorded same-sex marriage in Spain, 100 years before it was legal.