Geographic and Argentina Toll Free Numbers

Global Call Forwarding provides two types of Argentina toll free numbers. The first type is Argentina toll free numbers (mobile accessible). Argentina toll free numbers (mobile accessible) have the following form: 0800-666-four digits or 0800-999-four digits.

The second type of Argentina toll free numbers are Geographic or local Argentina toll free numbers. These numbers consist of the country code (+54) plus the area code plus the local telephone number. In Argentina, Global Call Forwarding provides Geographic Argentina toll free numbers in the following locales:

  • Bahia Blanca (291)
  • Buenos Aires (11)
  • Cordoba (351)
  • Corrientes (3794)
  • Glew (2224)
  • La Plata (221)
  • Lujan (2323)
  • Mar Del Plata (223)
  • Mendoza (261)
  • Neuquén (299)
  • Parana (3434)
  • Pilar (2304)
  • Resistencia (3624)
  • Rosario (341)
  • Salta (3874)
  • San Juan (264)
  • San Luis (2664)
  • Tandil (2494)
  • Tucuman (381)
  • Villa Mercedes (2657)

The Geographic or local Argentina toll free numbers provide your company with a virtual local presence in the target locale. As a result, local residents are more likely to call your company as opposed to calling an 800 number or a number in a foreign country.

History of Argentina

Argentina is a Spanish-speaking federal republic that is located in the southern part of South America. It is the second largest country in South America and the eighth largest in the world. Argentina has a long and turbulent history. Therefore, it is instructive for those seeking business in Argentina, to be familiar with its history.

Traces of human life in Argentina dated from Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods. Until European colonization, it had sparse populations of diverse cultures with different social structures, including:

  • Hunter and food gatherers that did not use pottery
  • Advanced hunters and food gatherers
  • Farmers that used pottery, practiced slash and burn agriculture, and lived a semi-sedentary existence.

The first Europeans arrived from Spain in 1502 with the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci. Subsequent Spanish explorations included Juan Diaz de Solis, Sebastian Cabot, and Pedro de Mendoza. There was further colonization from Paraguay during the latter part of the 16th century.

Due to the economic impact of gold and silver mines in Bolivia and Peru, Argentina became part of the Viceroyalty of Peru. However, in 1776, the Spanish Empire created the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata with Buenos Aires as its capital.

A revolution in 1810 replaced the viceroyalty with a new government called the First Junta. However, from 1810 to 1861, Argentina was plagued with several civil wars. These wars ended in 1861 when Bartolomé Mitre became the first president of the reunited country. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and Nicolás Avellaneda followed Mitre as president. These three men established the modern Argentine State.

Consecutive federal governments, from 1810 to 1930, emphasized liberal economic policies that resulted in European immigration and strong economic growth. Argentina stayed neutral during World War I and continued to build its industrial base until the Great Depression. The economic crisis, precipitated by the Great Depression, resulted in a military coup d’état in 1930. Following this coup, Argentina suffered steady economic and social decline for sixteen years. Argentina remained neutral during the World War II, but declared war on the Axis powers a month before the war’s end. In 1946, the former Minister of Welfare, Juan Domingo Perón won the presidential election.

During his tenure as president, Perón accomplished the following:

  • Nationalized strategic industries and services
  • Improved wages and working conditions
  • Paid the full external debt
  • Achieved nearly full employment

His wife, Eva Perón helped to achieve women’s suffrage in 1947. The economy began to decline due to excessive spending, and Perón resigned as president after a coup in 1955. He went into self-exile in Spain.

During the next decade, power shifted between pro and anti Perón factions. However, in 1966, a new military government gained power and sought to rule indefinitely. This new government received technical support and military aid from five US administrations. The military government initiated a period of state terrorism known as the Dirty War with violence perpetrated against left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. The Dirty War started as early as 1969, and it ended in 1983 with an estimated 30,000 persons killed or “disappeared”.

During the Dirty War, Perón returned from exile and was re-elected in September 1973 with his third wife, Isabel as vice president. However, Perón died in 1975 and a coup deposed Isabel in 1976.

The contemporary era of Argentine politics began with the election of Raúl Alfonsín in 1983. Unfortunately, economic crises plagued Argentina for the next 25 years, but the election of Néstor Kirchner, in 2003, put an end to the economic woes due to his neo-Keynesian economic policies. The current president of Argentina is Mauricio Macri. Macri has taken the following steps to achieve political and economic transformation:

  • Lifting capital controls
  • Floating the peso
  • Removing commodity export controls
  • Cutting energy subsidies
  • Reforming Argentina’s official statistics
  • Negotiated debt payments
  • Returned to international markets