I am an economist. I work in finance in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I have lived for over two years.
There’s a joke about Argentina that God was distributing resources between the countries. As he gave Argentina gold, copper, coal deposits, minerals, oil, ice-free ports, arable land, and the list goes on, the other countries began to complain loudly. They said, “God – with all of this Argentina will surely become the most powerful country in the world! How will we compete?”
To which God replied, “Ah but in Argentina I will put the Argentines”
People refer to Buenos Aires as “the Paris of South America”