Argentina today (December 6, 2010) recognized Palestine as "a free and independent state" within its borders prior to the 1967 Six Day War, according to the Earth Times website.
The announcement today by the Argentine government followed Brazil's declaration of recognition on December 3.
The move came in a response to a request for recognition by Palestinian National Authority (PNA) president Mahmoud Abbas in late November.
There are about 360 families of Palestinian origin living in Argentina. The largest Jewish community in all of Latin America -- estimated to be over 180,000 people -- lives in Argentina.