Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, located on the western shore of the Rio de la Plata. It has a population of roughly 17 million.
Buenos Aires was founded by Spanish colonists in the 16th century; its name can be translated as "fair winds." It is one of the most economically significant cities in the Western hemisphere, and boasts the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas. This page collates all of DW's content on Buenos Aires.
One major threat to marine mammals is getting tangled in fishermen's nets. This danger threatens one of the smallest dolphins in the world, La Franciscana or Delfín del Plata. On the Atlantic Coast of South America, an innovative device is being used to save this little dolphin.
Argentina's economy is at rock bottom. So far, President Mauricio Macri has failed to reduce the country's vast budget deficit and boost competitiveness. The increase in interest rates in the US saw many investors withdraw capital from emerging economies — another blow to Argentina. Although it's had financial aid from the IMF, inflation is still soaring.