There are certain things that Finns know about Argentina. They know tango is a popular dance, that the country produces a lot of meat and that especially due to the World Wars many Germans and Italians fled to Argentina. The extensive immigration of Europeans started with Spaniards and Portuguese during the colonial era and continued strong until the early 20th century. This means that Argentinians don't have the average Pancho Villa look. People from many ethnic backgrounds inhabit this country.
All of this I knew before coming here. Nevertheless, I had no conception of the versality of people's appearance here. Even I could go for an Argentinian. Here I meet people who are more blond than me and have the brightest blue eyes, and I'm ready to bet my money on them being German. No no, their parents, their grandparents, all are Argentinians. Sigh.
After less than a week here, I stopped guessing where people come from by their appearance. These "latinos" are tall and short, dark and fair, thin and chubby. One thing they do have in common though. They're quite knowledgeable about their roots. One is 1/4 Peruvian and 3/4 Spanish, the other is 1/2 Italian and 1/2 German
This ethnic versatility also has an impact on nationality. Shortly put, some people can have e.g. Italian nationality because one of the parents has Italian nationality too, even if the child is born in Argentinian territory.
So, as you can see, Argentina is a melting pot just like the US. So what is truly Argentinian? The peoples love for meat.