Argentina: What A Country!

March 18, 2024
Candela Lopatin

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Class of 2024

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I was born and raised in Argentina. It could have been any other place, but I am lucky enough to say that not only am I Argentinian, but I’m also a world champion!

I’m fully aware that my country isn’t the best or the most glamorous, but believe me when I tell you that it has its unique beauty. 

There are so many things I can list about Argentina, both positive and negative, but to me, it is the perfect balance between both that makes it a beautiful place. 

We have one of the biggest economic crises, we once had five Presidents in one week, political issues are a recurrent subject for discussions at family dinners, we had six coups d’etat and two terrorist attacks against both Argentinians and the Jewish community, and people are still, twenty-two years later, fighting for justice. 

You may be wondering why even though all the things I listed are awful, I still believe it is a great country, and the real reason isn’t the country itself, it is its people. 

Argentinians are quick, we can adapt easily, we all have a history in common, and although there may be political differences or arguments about soccer teams, when it comes to our country and reaching out to others, I can guarantee you that Argentinians are the very best. We are welcoming, friendly, and protective of each other. 

Cande is a BBG from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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