Flag of Buenos Aires

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The flag of Buenos Aires.
Arms shown in the flag of Buenos Aires.

The flag of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, officially adopted on October 24, 1995, portrays an eagle, symbol in the coat of arms of the House of Habsburg, to which Emperor Charles V belonged. This is because Buenos Aires was first founded (1536) during his ruling as king of Spain, and founded again (1580) under the reign of his son Philip II. [1]

As a symbol of Spanish colonialism, this flag has generated controversy among advocates of democracy and republicanism. Councilman Adrián Camps from left-wing party Proyecto Sur (led by Representative to the Argentine National Congress Fernando Solanas) proposes repealing the 1995 city law that adopted this flag as the official flag of the Buenos Aires city and proclaiming a law choosing a new flag that better reflects the cosmopolitan, democratic and tolerant spirit of the city using participative methods. [2]

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