They traded with the natives, and at the mouth of the rio de la plata stayed some days to fish.
In dress they nearly resembled the Indians residing about the rio de la plata.
The establishments on the rio de la plata had originally been merely stages on the road to Peru, and had no value of themselves.
From 1792 to 1796 no less than 39,000 quintals of jerked beef were sent from the rio de la plata to Havana.
Subsequently, finding that it was a river, and that silver-mines existed there, he named the stream rio de la plata.
The two rivers, of which the rio de la plata forms the common estuary, differ considerably in their features.
It was he had christened the great stream—rio de la plata, the river where silver is.
The same process takes place on the south-east coast, where the rio de la plata discharges its muddy waters.
We were, however, pretty long in resolving, and hankered about the rio de la plata a long time.
The largest form of rodent is the capybara (or river-hog of the rio de la plata),—which is preyed on by the jaguar.