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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    Thanks for the explanation - you sound like a real connoisseur. Have seen many posts about "American" bacon but never knew the difference. I shopped at Trader Joe's for the past three decades - it is my idea of grocery heaven. A giant Whole Foods opened in my town, not a mile from Trader...
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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    Please answer the question: What is the difference between bacon and panceta ahumada? What is "bacon as we Americans know it"? I'd like to know. I'm no bacon expert, but as far as I remember, there was nothing special about USA's supermarket bacon.
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    Had anyone bought things from alibaba?

    Uruguay has the same customs regulations as Argentina. There is no "collecting a package in DHL" but a lengthy visit to Montevideo's aduana, plus a hefty payment to retrieve your stuff.
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    So much for herd immunity?

    Thanks for posting these links.....very informative.
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    Rewilding Jaguars in Argentina

    Several years ago I joined this organization, dedicated to reintroducing jaguars in Argentina. They do great work. Even a five dollar monthly donation can make a difference! https://www.redyaguarete.org.ar/en/home-en/
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    BA Expat Indeed

    Compared to Washington, I don't feel personally secure here. Must lock doors, the car, and leave the spare tire home unless I take a long road trip - already lost three of them. But the main drawback is that in Argentina is impossible to plan ahead - laws and regulations change all the time.
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    How can I know if salmon is fresh or farmed?
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    Looking for Assam tea

    Anyone knows where to get it?
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    Right, A FEW Argentines. I used to order it but don't anymore, after reading about the problems with farmed salmon. In Washington I used to buy fresh Dover sole, flown every day in the Concorde - a heavenly delicacy. The Concorde also flew in freshly baked French baguettes, but I drew...
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    Joe Biden on the Falklands conflict, 1982

    Does any war "make sense"? Apart from the one to stop Hitler, I mean. They all waged by politicians to further their own goals, and started with made up "incidents" designed to inflame the masses.
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    This unsophisticated human loves vitel thone. With lots of capers. Yummy.....!
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    Go to La Vaca in San Isidro to see all the red blood-dripping steaks you want. When I still ate beef always had to send my steak back once, and even twice, to get it "well done". Same in many other restaurants. I resorted to requesting my steak done "suela de zapato" - shoe sole. That worked.
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    Argentines prefer beef, eaten almost raw and fresh off the cow. They disdain lesser things like pork, chicken, and of course anything that comes from the sea.
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    Joe Biden on the Falklands conflict, 1982

    Not only the Argentine's tactics were out of date - most of their equipment consisted of WW2 discards.
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    shipping to argentina

    Are letters from the US getting through at this time?
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