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The First World of Alto Palermo

I had my first date with an argentino at the Alto Palermo shopping centre in Buenos Aires. We went to the cinema complex at the top of the building. I thought we were seeing an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy, but it turned out to be a Stephen King thriller about aliens.

Is this a First World problem? That depends. Is Argentina a First World country?

A visit to Alto Palermo, or one of the other glam shopping centres in Capital Federal, would suggest as much.

A view of La Boca, five miles away, might invite a different answer:

In the end, labels such as First World  and Third World may not be particularly helpful. Some parts of Australia don’t seem very First World.

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Michael from Perth

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