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From: Andrew BEATTY >
Date: March 24, 2016 at 4:52:03 PM GMT-3
To: "Desiree N. Barnes" >
Subject: Pool report 8 - background
Background from WH, again apologies for the delay.
BACKGROUND: The First Family will travel to Bariloche and Patagonia for a visit to one of the truly spectacular cultural sites within Argentina.
The city of San Carlos de Bariloche was founded in 1902. The name Bariloche, from the indigenous Mapuche language, means "people on the other side of the mountain."
Notorious outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fled the United States for Bariloche in 1901, where they operated a ranch for 4 years before returning to outlawry, robbing banks, trains, and mine stations. In the 1930s, Bariloche's iconic buildings rose, including the Centro C?vico (civic center), cathedral, and the Llao-Llao Hotel.
In 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited Bariloche, where he and Argentine President Arturo Frondizi signed the Declaration of Bariloche - a pledge of friendship. In 1997, President Clinton also ended his Argentina visit with a stop in Bariloche, where he delivered remarks on environmental issues such as climate change and national parks cooperation.
Bariloche is also home to the headquarters of INVAP, a publically owned technology company that helped build the Aquarius/SAC-D earth observing satellite - a joint effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Argentine space agency Comisi?n Nacional de Actividades Espaciales that launched in 2011 and measured ocean salinity.