The Republic of Argentina (Span: La Republica de Argentina) is a large South American republic, with its capital at Buenos Aires. The country as of 2012 has a population of approximately 40,000,000 people. The current President of Argentina is Daniel Scioli, elected in 2012. Argentina is referred to as one of the "Triple Powers" of South America, alongside mighty Colombia and the massive and populous Brazil. Argentina eclipsed Colombia in the mid 2000's as South America's most productive economy. In the geopolitical sphere, Argentina tends to align itself with the American-Colombian power bloc.
See: History of Argentina