Capital: Buenos Aires
Population: 43,024,374 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: White (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%
Religions: Nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Argentina:
First explored in 1516 by Juan Diaz de Solis, Argentina developed under Spanish colonial rule. Buenos Aires was settled in 1580. Invading British forces were expelled in 1806-1807. Independence was formally declared on July 9, 1816.
In 1916, Hipolito Yrigoyen of the Radical Party was elected president. Yrigoyen was re-elected in 1928, but in 1930, General José Félix Uriburu led a coup involving Argentine armed forces and overthrew Yrigoyen.
Argentina remained neutral in World War I, and also proclaimed neutrality at the outbreak of World War II, but in the closing phase declared war on the Axis powers on March 27, 1945.
Juan D. Peron won presidential elections in 1946 and 1951. Peron's political strength was reinforced by his second wife, Eva Duarte de Peron (Evita). Although she never held a government post, Evita acted as de facto minister of health and labor. Opposition to Peron's authoritarianism led to a coup by armed forces, which sent Peron into exile in 1955.
Peron returned to power in 1973. His third wife, Isabel Martinez de Peron, was elected vice president. After Peron's death in 1974, Isabel became the hemisphere's first woman chief of state. In 1975, terrorist acts killed about 700 people. On March 24, 1976, a military junta led by army commander Lt. Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla seized power and imposed martial law.
The military began the "Dirty War" to restore order and eradicate opponents. The Argentine Commission for Human Rights charged the junta with 2,300 murders, over 10,000 political arrests, and the disappearance of 20,000 to 30,000 people. In March 1981, Videla was deposed by Field Marshal Roberto Viola, who was succeeded by Lt. Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri.
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982 led by Galtieri. Great Britain won a decisive victory and Galtieri resigned in disgrace after Argentine troops surrendered on June 14, 1982. Maj. Gen. Reynaldo Bignone took over. In the presidential election of October 1983, Raul Alfonsin, leader of the Radical Civic Union, handed the Peronist Party its first defeat.
Growing unemployment and quadruple-digit inflation led to a Peronist victory in the elections of May 1989. Alfonsin resigned a month later in the wake of riots over high food prices. Carlos Menem became the new president. In 1991, Menem promoted economic austerity measures that deregulated businesses and privatized state-owned industries.
The Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires was bombed on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds.
In September 1998, Argentina entered its worst recession in a decade. In December 1999, Fernando de la Rua became president. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave Argentina $13.7 billion in emergency aid in January 2001 and $8 billion in August 2001. Rioters protesting government austerity measures forced De la Rua to resign in December 2001. Argentina defaulted on its $155 billion foreign debt payments, the largest such default in history.
Congress named Eduardo Duhalde president on January 1, 2002. Duhalde announced an economic plan devaluing the Argentine peso. The devaluation plunged the banking industry into crisis and wiped out much of the savings of the middle class, plunging millions of Argentinians into poverty.
In July 2002, former junta leader Galtieri and 42 other military officers were arrested and charged with the torture and execution of 22 guerrillas during Argentina's military dictatorship. Amnesty laws passed in 1986 and 1987 allowed many accused of atrocities during the dirty war to walk free.
In January 2003, Galtieri died at age 76. Peronist Néstor Kirchner became Argentina's president in May 2003, after Carlos Menem abandoned the race.
In March 2005, Kirchner announced that the country's debt had been successfully restructured. In June 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the nation's amnesty laws were unconstitutional.
In January 2006, Argentina paid off its remaining multi-million IMF debt. Also in 2006, numerous military and police officials went on trial for crimes committed during the "Dirty War".
In October 2007, First Lady Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was elected president. Elisa Carrió placed second. On December 10, 2007, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner took over the presidency from her husband in a ceremony at Argentina's Congress.
In early 2008, farmers protesting tax increases on export goods went on strike causing highways to be shut down and food shortages nationwide. In July, the government led by Vice President Julio Cobos, sided with the farmers and voted against the president's proposed increase on the agricultural export tax.
In November 2008, the lower house of Parliament approved President Fernandez's plan to nationalize more than $25 billion in private pension funds.
The dispute over the Falkland Islands between Argentina and the UK resurfaced in February 2010 when a British oil rig began drilling near the islands. Argentina responded by threatening to implement new restrictions on British ships passing through its waters.
In July 2010, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. In October 2010, Néstor Kirchner died of a heart attack.
In February 2011, a diplomatic rift arose when Argentine customs seized undeclared equipment on a United States Air Force cargo plane. The plane was carrying materials for an Argentina federal police training course. Argentina accused the United States military of bringing in guns and surveillance equipment under the guise of a training course.
On October 23, 2011, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was re-elected. In December 2011, a spokesman for President Fernández announced that she had thyroid cancer and would undergo surgery. In early January 2012, President Fernández's surgery was carried out without complications.
In March 2012, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that rape victims can get an abortion. Before the ruling, a judge decided case by case which victims could get abortions.
On Monday, April 16, 2012, President Cristina Fernández stated on national television that the government would seize 51 percent of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF), the country's largest oil company. Fernández fired YPF's chief executive, Sebastián Eskenazi, and replaced him with two of her top aides, Julio de Vido and Axel Kicillof.
In May 2012, the Senate passed a law allowing people to alter their gender on official documents without psychiatric diagnosis or surgery.
On May 17, 2013, Jorge Rafael Videla passed away at the age of 87 while in the Marcos Paz prison in Buenos Aires. He was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity for his role during Argentina's Dirty War.
Argentina defaulted on its debt in July 2014. Standard & Poor's declared that the country was in default on some of its obligations after the government failed on an agreement with a group of bondholders.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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