I spent the summer working in the political section in the United States Mission to Argentina, located in the capital city of Buenos Aires. While not the most attractive sight in an otherwise majestic city, the Embassy plays host to all U.S. government activity in Argentina. The bilateral relationship between the United States and Argentina is a longstanding example of the U.S.’s broader relationship with South America. The Political Section sits at the heart of this relationship, playing a key role in diplomatic functions and advising the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina on key policy and functional issues.