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  • The capital and largest city of Argentina, in the eastern part of the country on the Río de la Plata. Founded by the Spanish in 1536, it became the national capital in 1862. The highly industrialized city is also a major port. Population: 2,770,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Argentina.

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  • n. capital and largest city of Argentina; located in eastern Argentina near Uruguay; Argentina's chief port and industrial and cultural center


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  • On the same day the British Naval Attaché at Buenos Aires signalled that the

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  • The city of Montevideo lies on the east bank of the river where it empties into the bay, while Buenos Aires lies 115 miles farther up-river on the Argentine side, being reached by the Indio Channel,

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  • But there was little respite, for on the 24th the Naval Attaché at Buenos Aires signalled to the Commodore and to the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic, that "according to reliable source" arrangements had been made for a number of German ships — which might include the Luft Hansa carrier Westfalen, the Poseidon, a U-boat, the General Artigas and the Monte Pascoal to meet at a position south-west of Ascension Island on the 28th.

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  • From Intelligence sources, incidentally, the Naval Attaché in Buenos Aires reported that the ship was the Graf Spee, the first person to identify her correctly until after the battle.

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  • Bishop of Buenos Aires (1582), while the Reductions of the Chiquitos belonged to the Diocese of Santa Cruz de Ia Sierra (1605), and the colleges and missions of Tucuman to the See of Cordóba (1570).

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  • Dr. Langmann, a stockily-built and testy little man who wore pince-nez, then told Langsdorff of the mistake he had made in entering a Uruguayan harbour, instead of going up to Buenos Aires where the atmosphere would probably have been more cordial.

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  • The main ports were Buenos Aires (Argentine), Montevideo

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  • In addition, the expense of keeping up such a vast community should be borne in mind; the high prices of the new products and iron goods that had to be imported (a Spanish hundredweight, about 102 lbs. of iron from Buenos Aires cost 16 aurei, 1 ell of linen cloth 4 old rix-dollars, and even more, a fine lace alb about 120 rix-dollars); the tribute to the crown, which according to experts, amounted to

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  • Two days later, on the night of 12th September, the Commodore had a signal from the British Naval Attaché at Buenos Aires that German reservists — men who had been working in the country but had not had time to get back to the Fatherland before war broke out — were gathering in Southern Argentina, and it was possible that they planned an attack on the Falkland Islands.

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  • The critical nature of trade with the United States and Canada was obvious, but the importance of securing the wide avenue of commerce from Buenos Aires and Montevideo on the river Plate to Europe was almost equal.

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