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. 
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. 
- Camps, Adrián "The current flag of the city, approved by the Deliberative Council in 1995, consists of an eagle, representing the Spanish Empire. The crown it wears on its head is from Castile and León. The four eagle chicks symbolize four cities that Spain ordered to create in South America: Santa Fe, Holy Trinity (Buenos Aires), Corrientes and Concepción del Bermejo, which failed. The bloody red cross is the symbol of a Spanish military order who fought against Muslims.", 2010, accessed January 10, 2011.
- Camps, Adrián "Modifying the flag of the Autonomous City is proposed", 2010, accessed January 10, 2011.
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