The gaucho is an important symbol for Argentines. Equally revered and feared, the gaucho is the paragon of the stoicism required through a life of hardship – an admired virtue in this country. A life on the pampas; lonely; always in danger; quietly pushing forward the rickety wheels of Argentinian industry.
Gauchos are the cowboys of Argentina. And the centre for Gaucho folklore is in a small town 113 kilometres (70 miles) from Buenos Aires city called San Antonio de Areco.