Esperanza Base

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Esperanza Base is a research base in the Antarctic Peninsula that is claimed by Argentina to be a civilian settlement similar to how Chile claims Villa Las Estrellas to be a civilian settlement. It is the birthplace of the first known human to be born on Antarctica as well as all other "Antarctica natives" not born in the Chilean base of Villa las Estrellas. However, the governments of both countries have since stopped the practice of flying in pregnant women to score political points despite none of the dozen or so births having any major complications.


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