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San Telmo

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old neighborhood in Buenos Aires, south of the Plaza de Mayo

Fishburn and Hughes: One of the oldest districts of colonial Buenos Aires, founded by the Jesuits in the early eighteenth century. San Telmo has several fine buildings but is now considered a rough district. During the British invasions of 1806 and 1807 it was the centre of fierce resistance; its fighting spirit is illustrated in the popular song: Soy del barrio de San Telmo / donde llueve y no gotea / a mí no me asustan bultos / ni grupos que se menean ('I come from San Telmo, where it rains and does not drizzle. I am not frightened by bullies nor by gangs which move around'). This song would give an ironic twist to the last sentence of the story, 'Rosendo's Tale'. The Story From Rosendo Juárez