The sparkling capital of Argentina is the financial, industrial, commercial and cultural heart of the country. Its very active port enables to export the goods produced on-site and tourism generates substantial revenues.
Buenos Aires is a city with multiple faces which has experienced ups and downs and is now confronted with social problems engendered by an unequal distribution of wealth. The Great Buenos Aires area, which encompasses the city and its immediate surroundings, is home to more than the third of the population of Argentina. The city is still divided into two zones : in the north, the big luxury houses and in the south, the slums where the poor workers and the unemployed live.