In the 19th and 20th centuries, huge waves of European immigrants flooded into Argentina to flee conflicts from their homelands. Today, Argentina continues to be influenced by European culture and maintains a strong relationship with Italy, Spain, Russia, Germany, and the U.K. During the dot-com boom, Argentina was home to approximately 65% of the design-and-implementation efforts of most regional Internet startups.
Argentina has a very talented pool of technically-savvy and well-educated programmers who are eager to work. Education is very well-developed and continues to grow. A large population of highly-trained programmers and designers helps Argentina development stand out in South America’s technology arena.
Argentina’s primary language is Spanish, however, English is widely spoken.
Unemployment during Argentina’s economic downturn in 2001 was a boon to outsourcing vendors within Argentina. Inflation and a poor exchange rate allowed Argentina to offer custom software development to the rest of Latin America and to North America at low rates.
Argentina's current president, Mauricio Macri is the first conservative president to win a free and fair election since 1916. Macri’s pro-business government is taking steps to improve business creation and increase competition. The current political status is more moderate than the previous administration under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the country’s left wing President from 2007 to 2015.