Argentina: New Breed on the Pampas

As men measure their landed wealth in Latin America, no class ever exhibited such fabled riches as Argentina's cattle barons. On the grassy pampas stretching south, west and north from Buenos Aires, the more affluent estanciero could once gallop for days without finding the end of his land. His animals numbered in the tens of thousands, and people across the world wistfully spoke of being "as rich as an Argentine."

All that is changing now. The great baronial manor houses are still standing and there are still one or two spreads that make...

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