In Argentina the word facturas is an umbrella term for all sorts of sweet pastries. In fact, facturas are extremely tasty and extremely unhealthy. There is a broad variety of different facturas ranging from the classic plain medialuna de grasa (lard croissant) to pastry filled to the bursting point with dulce de leche (milk jam). The pastelerías sell them by the dozen (docena de factures) to a fairly cheap price. They give you a basket and tongs for choosing your favorites. For Argentines their facturas are like the daily bread, they love them especially for breakfast or tea time. These ones in the picture are pastelitos criollos (traditional fried pastry).