BA is unlike most other places in Latin America. The population is of mostly European descent (those of Italian extraction being the majority), attitudes are very middle class. Lots of social pretension. Some areas of the city - Recoleta in particular - are pretty first world but even there you find underlying "third world" attitudes. Too much to go into here. I am going away for the weekend. I;m pretty busy but if I can find the time next week maybe we can get together. How can I contact you?