Close-Up: Argentina's love for the Ford Falcon

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This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

The Ford Falcon is one of Argentina's icons.

The cars were first imported into the country in 1962, and although production of the model ended some twenty years ago, they are still as popular as ever.

The Falcon became a status symbol for the Argentinian middle class in the boom years of the 1970s and 80s.

But as Candace Piette explains, the model also has a darker history.

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