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On this web page, the readers will be able to find a lot of information and posts about tango and its origins, which took place between the years 1880 and 1906 in the region known as Rio de la Plata. In other words, it took place in Argentina and Uruguay situated in the south hemisphere of our world, in the American continent. Even though these two countries are separated by one of the widest rivers in the world, River Plate, they share a common identity and many aspects of their cultures are similar in nature.

People’s mind set are very similar and the origins of the countries is part of the same history. In fact, they were part of the same legislative administration in times of the Spanish Empire in the America and The Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.

Mate is one of the common items these countries share. This worldwide known drink is taken on a daily basis by millions of people in both the countries. Despite its bitter taste, it represents reunion and friendship, and is a symbol of the generous culture that is alive in these territories. Buenos Aires and Montevideo, capital cities of both countries was the scene of the birth of tango, another important shared passion, much like football.

Between 1880 and 1906, there was a large flow of immigrants to the ports of the big southern cities, where citizens of different nationalities got mixed, in the hope of creating a new life for their families.