Quick Facts

Area in square km 2,780,400
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 107 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 1% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 5,475,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 22,600 (2015)
Population 43,431,886 (2015)
Size of armed forces 74,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 17 (2015)

Argentina at a glance

Military & Police Aid $550,000 (2017)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $6,431 (2011)
Arms Sales $31,480,985 (2014)
Trainees 106 (2015)
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Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
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Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
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Arms Sales

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10/23/15 | Blog
Argentina’s 2015 Presidential Elections: Empty Campaign Promises, No Police Reform in Sight

Demanding answers to structural and stability challenges facing their nation, Argentines will take to the polls on October 25 to elect a new president. Sunday will mark the end to 12 years of kirchnerismo, the peronist political movement born under presidential couple Cristina Fernández de...

11/10/14 | Blog
Argentina Struggles with How to Respond to Increased Drug-Related Violence

Argentina, a country not commonly associated with the “drug war” in the same way as countries like Mexico or Colombia, is increasingly experiencing violence and corruption linked to drug trafficking. 

6/20/14 | Blog
Latin America Civil-Military Relations Update

This post was compiled by WOLA Intern Lesley Wellener.

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10/31/16 | News
Argentines Fearful as President Wages ‘War’ on Drug Traffickers
Insecurity has now displaced inflation as Argentina’s number one concern. Narcotics gangs, increasingly from Colombia and Mexico, are using Argentina as a transit point to export more than 70 tonnes of cocaine a year to markets in Europe and Asia.Homicide rates fuelled by gang fighting have tripled...
10/17/16 | News
Argentina 'Upset and Disappointed' with UK Military Exercises in Falklands but Insists with Dialogue
The Argentine government feels “upset and deeply disappointed” with the announced British military exercises in the Falklands/Malvinas, which includes the launching of missiles, but nevertheless the government will continue working “to build the opportunity of a dialogue which eliminates the...
9/8/16 | News
Argentine Minister to Visit Russia and Italy to Strengthen Defense Cooperation
Argentina's defense minister Julio Martinez is travelling to Russia and Italy with the purpose of strengthening bilateral cooperation in defense issues, including the possible supply of hardware for the equipment depleted Argentine armed forces.

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