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April 24, 2003

Minority Rule in Argentina

Names of the main presidential candidates in Argentina for the election on the 27th: Ricardo Lopez Murphy, NÚstor Kirchner & Carlos Menem. Irish, German and Syrian last names in a country of Spaniards & Italians by origin (with some indigenous contributions of course).

Posted by razib at 01:44 PM




The paternal surname of Ricardo Lopez Murphy is Lopez.

Posted by: Dienekes at April 24, 2003 02:07 PM


yeah, kewl. why don't the spanish get civilized and be obvious about everything? i took a surname when i moved to the US after all ;)

Posted by: razib at April 24, 2003 02:15 PM


It seems that Menem will win the elections again.

Posted by: J. A. at April 24, 2003 04:21 PM


Thomas Sowell would not be surprised.

Posted by: duende at April 25, 2003 06:25 AM


Who are the "indigenous" of Argentina? Sounds like another case of the "silent majority." Are you all aware of the fact that the Argentinian government actually invited a small population of Jews to come there, to help stimulate the economny? This was decades ago, but it is a fact.

Posted by: David Yeagley at April 25, 2003 09:59 AM


"Who are the "indigenous" of Argentina?"

The 20-30% of the population constituted mainly by Amerindian and mixed-race criollos, which live mainly the north and in the south of the country. The rest are of South European origin.

"Sounds like another case of the "silent majority."

Yeah, although they don't have their Reagan, just populist and statists like Menen.

Posted by: J. A. at April 26, 2003 01:28 AM