Capital of Argentina, founded 1536

Birthplace of

Alejandro Chafuen, on 1954


The Life, Death, and Resurrection of an Economy, by Michael C. Monson, The Freeman, May 1993
Lengthy economic history of Argentina, from the time of the conquistadors to the early 1990's, highlighting the outstanding growth in the 19th and early 20th century and the economic nationalism and government interventions in the 20th century
"By the mid-1600s the port of Buenos Aires was brimming with Dutch and English ships engaged in open smuggling. Smuggling had become a way to survive. ... In 1910 Argentina had the tenth most important economy in the world and was one of the five largest exporters. Its capital was the second largest city in the Western hemisphere. ... As a result of the 1943 rental freeze in Buenos Aires, there was now an acute shortage of rental housing in the capital."