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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    No, she came to Argentina based on a job interview / process that was "organised" by the travel agency in Germany. She then spent a couple of weeks in Argentina, travelling to Patagonia etc, before going back ... Obviously there was no real job application process. But this was in March right...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    What is the status in this regard? Was this also covered in the DNU extension (until beginning of August I believe)? If so, I guess nobody knows how long this is going to last .... Are there any workarounds (e.g. apply in an Argentinian embassy in Europe for a temporary residence)? Or if I would...
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    32% of Argentine households without fixed Internet connection

    Thanks god most kids nowadays have 5G mobile phones. Otherwise they could not attend the virtual classes in the province.
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    Israel summons Argentina's ambassador over anti-Israel UNHRC vote

    Let's just say that Argentina has a bit of problematic history with Israel / Jewish people, starting with the Nazi immigrants that were brought in by Peron after WWII, blowing up the Israeli embassy and of course the AMIA desaster
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    Where to take a PCR test in Bs.As. for international travel

    The positive test proves that I HAD Covid (on May 20 at least). Here in Argentina I understand that 10 days after showing symptoms (or doing a positive test) and with mild symptoms you receive the OK (i.e. el alta médico). Meanwhile my PCR is negative and I am fine (also from a medical point of...
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    Where to take a PCR test in Bs.As. for international travel

    Travelling to Europe is now easier if you can provide proof of vaccination or proof of immunity (you don't need to do quarantine when arriving). My time line is roughly the following: May 10: starting to feel slightly unwell (flu symptoms). Also my wife feels a bit a cold. Symptoms were so mild...
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    In the aftermath of this incident, Uruguay's Academia Nacional de Letras said the words "negro" or its diminutive "negrito" -- similar to "gordo" (fatso) or "gordito" and "flaco" (skinny one) -- are commonly used as terms of endearment. "In the Spanish of Uruguay, for example, in couples or...
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    Exactly. It always depends on the context. That's why Cavani's punishment in my view was plain wrong.
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    There was an interesting case last November in England with Cavani (an Uruguayan all time great, playing currently for Manchester United): One of his friends from Uruguay congratulating him on scoring a goal (asi te quiero Matadorr!!!!), he simply responded to him "Gracias negrito" (which is...
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    The Copa América won’t be played in Argentina

    Quite an interesting turn of events. Vizzotti, minister of health, still defended the organization of the Copa America on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon the situation was quite different: Wado de Pedro (ministro del Interior) recognised that the conditions were not given to host the...
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    Buy a house in BA?

    In any ogher country doctors, engineers etc are not considered middle class but at least upper middle class. Even though, consider the following example: you earn 200k pesos a month, which is a very high local salary. Given the high taxes etc, it would be very hard to save 500 usd a month (but...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    I was supposed to fly out with Lufthansa tomorrow. To my surprise, my PCR test came back positive (i have a little cold for the last few weeks, which turns out not to be a simple cold then ....). Anyway, i was positively surprised when i contacted Lufthansa today. No problem to change the flight...
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    Argentina ready to host Copa America

    For those interested in football, tonight River is playing Santa Fe from Paraguay in the Libertadores. From a total of 32 listed players, 20 are down due to Covid (among them, all four goalkeepers). 2 more are injured. That makes it 10 fit players without any goalkeeper. Conmebol (the football...
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    Carancho = Caracara (it's a bird)

    There is also a movie with Argentina great Ricardo Darin called Carancho (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542852/)
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    Picking up money without ID

    I went to WU with my passport that was marked “invalidated”. Not a problem at all. Are you sure that you cant get money with the expired passport? And then there is the option to go with a friend to WU. A third option would be to send money to a local broker with a USD account in the US. But...
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