Letters to the Editor

Argentina Independence Day

On Saturday, July 9, we will commemorate the Bicentennial of the Argentine Declaration of Independence.

The Sovereign General Congress of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata gathered in the city of Tucumán to declare their independence on July 9, 1816.

The Congress of Tucumán was a decisive milestone in the history of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, giving birth to the Argentine nation. This holiday celebrates the important role played by the northwestern provinces of Argentina.

This anniversary is the centerpiece of this month’s calendar of activities of the Consulate and Promotion Center of Argentina in Miami.

To celebrate this historic date, the Argentine Consulate in Miami invited fellow countrymen and women, local authorities, Miami consular officials, celebrities, and friends to a party worthy of this paramount event at one of the most emblematic and iconic buildings and institutions in Miami: The Vizcaya Museum.

The gathering took place on Thursday as we joined in celebrating and remembering this historic date.

Pedro Sonderéguer, deputy consul, General Consulate of Argentina in Miami