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Argentina is a South American country and, along with Chile, it occupies much of the Southern Cone. It is the largest Spanish-speaking country in South America. Its contributions to popular culture include the tango, which became a popular dance in North America (including a certain street).
Penguins, particularly the Magellanic penguins, are among the native fauna. One infant penguin, christened Gloria Estefan, was in fact rescued by Miss Piggy (and given a colorful poncho) when Piggy returns from her Argentine vacation in The Muppets episode "Swine Song."
One of Argentina's significant industries is in the field of confectionery. A Sesame Street film insert features a girl from Buenos Aires visiting her abuelo's candy factory and watching him make mazapán (marzipan) figures and other sweets.(EKA: Episode 3409) The clip was also used in a "Global Grover" segment. (EKA: Episode 4079) Grover returns from Argentina and talks about the difficulty of swimming the Panama Canal while clutching a box of candy.
Plaza Sésamo, as the Latin American co-production of Sesame Street, has featured Argentinian performers, characters, or film footage. During the show's tenth season in 2006, a family moved to the plaza from Argentina and appeared in multiple episodes (with the daughter missing her homeland).