"General Rosa's gauchos"

  Juan Manuel de Rosas governed Buenos Aires for seventeen years, from 1829 to 1832 and from 1835 to 1852. He is credited as the architect of Argentinian unity, but he ruled by force, imposed strict censorship laws and virtually wiped out the indigenous Araucanian population.

Gaucho officially means people from the agricultural areas of La Pampa, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires province, but is more often used as a general term for Argentinian cowboys.