The Buenos Aires Central Post Office building.
|Preceding S.A.||EnCoTel (until 1997)|
|Motto||10 años abrazando la Patria|
|S.A. executive||Juan Carlos Tristán, President|
|Parent department||Ministerio de Planificación Federal de Argentina|
Correo Oficial de la República Argentina Sociedad Anónima, mostly known as "Correo Argentino" (since it was privatized in 1997) is the State-owned company that covers the postal service in Argentina.
On 14 May 1514 the "Correo Mayor de Indias", headquartered in Lima, Peru was created. Under the mandatte of Carlos III of Spain the post service became part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata depending of the Kingdom of Spain.
With the commercial activity increasing considerably, it was decided to create a post service at Buenos Aires. Domingo Basavilbaso made the arrangements to establish a post service in the region. It would be managed by a senior lieutenant designed by the head office at Lima.
On July 1, 1769, the service began its activities officially. Through the years it extended to the cities of Potosí and Santiago (Chile).
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