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03/2015 Buenos Aires

03/2015 Buenos Aires

La Boca is a district of the City of Buenos Aires located near the mouth of Rio de la Plata. It has been in the past the first place of landing for the immigrants coming from Europe, mostly Italians. Lot of them settled there. La Boca is now an abandoned port due to silt up and industrial pollution. The inhabitants of Buenos Aires' district La Boca have created an unofficial “República de La Boca” to preserve their cultural heritage. The blue-yellow-blue flag is the one most connected currently with La Boca and it’s peculiar character co-substantiated in the still-used nick name of “republic”. The blue-yellow-blue horizontal tribar, a flag created in 1905 for the Boca Juniors soccer club, one of the main Soccer clubs in Argentina —it is still a sports flag though and not at all an official district flag, even if it may be used by local tiffosi to show general allegiance to the district of La Boca. It is a large Genoese neighborhood, but not of nowadays Genoa... rather a picturesque, special neighborhood, dynamic during the day and desert at nightfall, and full of the local flavour of the old sailing Genoa, with all the quaint and undeletable traditions of its ancient harbour

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La Boca is a district of the City of Buenos Aires located near the mouth of Rio de la Plata. It has been in the past the first place of landing for the immigrants coming from Europe, mostly Italians. Lot of them settled there. La Boca is now an abandoned port due to silt up and industrial pollution. The inhabitants of Buenos Aires' district La Boca have created an unofficial “República de La Boca” to preserve their cultural heritage. The blue-yellow-blue flag is the one most connected currently with La Boca and it’s peculiar character co-substantiated in the still-used nick name of “republic”. The blue-yellow-blue horizontal tribar, a flag created in 1905 for the Boca Juniors soccer club, one of the main Soccer clubs in Argentina —it is still a sports flag though and not at all an official district flag, even if it may be used by local tiffosi to show general allegiance to the district of La Boca. It is a large Genoese neighborhood, but not of nowadays Genoa... rather a picturesque, special neighborhood, dynamic during the day and desert at nightfall, and full of the local flavour of the old sailing Genoa, with all the quaint and undeletable traditions of its ancient harbour