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A telephone is essential in Buenos Aires. Long distance calls can be made from your home. Many people use a call-back service which is less expensive than using a calling card, or direct dialing. Users of ATT, Sprint, and MCI credit cards receive a substantial discount on overseas calls. The government owns and runs a telegraph and telex system. Argentina Television viewing in Buenos Aires changed dramatically over the past several years. From having five “air” channels available, one of them government-owned, television viewers in the federal capital now have the option of 65 channels from one of the big three cable TV systems: Cablevision-TCI; VCC; or Multicanal.

Argentina point for grain, meat, and quebracho (a sumac-like wood), from the country’s northwest. Several industries are located in Santa Fe, among them are dairy plants, flour mills, mineral smelters, and automobile manufacturers. Santa Fe has several notable churches and is the seat of the National University of the Littoral, founded in 1889. A Catholic university also opened here in 1960. The Argentine constitution was promulgated in Santa Fe in 1853. COUNTRY PROFILE Geography And Climate Argentina is South America’s second-largest country, after Brazil, in size and population.

Although cooler than Nassau and with a higher rainfall, effects of the climate are similar to those in Nassau. Freeport boasts a 450-seat Regency Theater in which the Freeport Players Guild presents several plays 33 Bahamas Cities of the World throughout the year. In addition, the Grand Bahama Players also present plays by Bahamian playwrights. The Freeport Friends of the Arts are active in bringing music and dance performers to Freeport. In the past, the group has brought in the Billy Taylor Jazz trio, the Alvin Ailey Dance Repertoire Ensemble, the English Chamber Orchestra, Russian concert pianist Boris Block, and singer Harry Belafonte.

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