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Starbucks City Mug Argentina - Gaucho

Argentina is derived from the Latin argentum ("silver"). La Plata Basin does not have any sources of silver, but the first Spanish conquerors arrived to the area following rumors of the existence of silver mountains, hence the name.

Ga├║cho is a term commonly used to describe residents of the South American pampas, Gran Chaco, or Patagonian grasslands.

The word gaucho could be described as a loose equivalent to the North American "cowboy". Gauchos made up the majority of the rural population, herding cattle on the vast estancias, and practising hunting as their main economic activities.
The first recorded uses of the term "gaucho" date from around the time of Argentine independence in 1816.

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  Argentina, 08 Icon Edition

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starbuckman1940   23 Apr 2012

I'm at the moment in Buenos Aires Argentina,and there is not one mug available in the city,not Argentina,or Buenos Aires mug,

Renee   23 Apr 2012

That is so disappointing! Have a great trip, Chaim!

tonymara   23 Apr 2012

Chaim, that seems to happen everywhere. Been to Vienna last week and there are just a few Austria mugs left at each store. My gut feeling tells me that "Icon times" are over. Relief mugs will be the new standard.

mobydick74   23 Apr 2012

Tonymara is it confirmed?Or just a guess?I hope just a guess...Reliefs is too symbolic for me. And BLACK... Funeral style....

sigfrid   23 Apr 2012

I guess it is only to be found in the most iconic places - and not valid for every city / country. Right back arriving from Paris, and the city was flooded with Paris and France Icon series still - side by side with the relief one.

Sorin   23 Apr 2012

same in NY, every Starbucks store has lots of Icon and Architecture mugs beside the relief ones. To be more specific, relief mugs are harder to find...

tonymara   23 Apr 2012

no, that's not confirmed. (of course). Just a wild guess and a statement intended to provoke some feedback or reaction....;-) Still, I think it's time for something new...

DivaMomCarol   24 Apr 2012

This is just an opinion folks, but: I am hoping there is some SBX marketing guru lurking to explain why there is a constant shortage of City Mugs of all types...(except tumblers, always seem to have the tumblers.) Although the hunt is a large part of this crazy addiction, to arrive in a place and purposefully walk into a SBX and not find a representational mug of that city or country is so disappointing. Do I then buy a cappuccino or latte instead? NOPE...just turn on my heels and head to another SBX. There is definitely a lesson in there, SBX. :0) - Carol in China

Ronald71   24 Apr 2012

Hello,same here in Sydney / Australia. Over the last four weeks all ICON08 mugs have been out of stock. On same days you find BRISBANE / GOLDCOAST but there are gone soon.

elle   13 May 2014

I have extra mugs 2008 global icon edition: germany, madrid, thailand, phuket, bangkok, pattaya, chiang mai, china, macao and hong kong.
i accept all 2008 global icon edition
if someone is interested to trade one or more mug please email me at:
thanks to all muggers/traders