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    What will the Dollar be worth End 2020.!

    I was not able to edit the above. I meant to publish: The peso loses about a point a week. As of now the sell rate according to La Nacion is $73,5. There are 24 weeks left in 2020. $100 seems about right by end of year. The blue rate is $128. I guess we can expect a blue rate at $150 by then. I...
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    President's son speaks out

    His father’s deputy looks like a female impersonator.
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    What will the Dollar be worth End 2020.!

    You’ve got to wonder about the economists who predict values to the right of the decimal points. What’s the point? The peso loses about a point a week. As of now the sell rate according to La Nacion is $73,5. There are about 120 days left in 2020. $193 seems high but I’d expect it to be well...
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    What will the Dollar be worth End 2020.!

    The debt talks are foundering, moreover. If it reaches the point that creditors walk, as they appear to be close to doing, the qualification of “technical” will disappear from mention of default. A big drop would be expected, despite the claim that iit’s already priced in.
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    Argentinian government is taking over Vicentin?

    Glencore won’t approve of that.
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    Sending a container to Arg from the US

    Thank you to all for your comments!
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    Sending a container to Arg from the US

    Thank you!
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    Sending a container to Arg from the US

    Good point! Thanks
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    Sending a container to Arg from the US

    Thank you!
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    Sending a container to Arg from the US

    Does anyone have experience doing this? I had read somewhere that Aduanas lets visa holders receive a container full of their stuff without fees/custom duties. I want to bring a new home gym here -- LifeFitness Treadmill (the cost of buying a LifeFitness here is north of $10k), rower, etc. Also...
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    Areas of reform

    Maybe I’m more Argentinian than I thought.
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    Areas of reform

    That raises a question that has often crossed my mind: where do people stow their money? When I change dollars for pesos, various contacts show up with stacks of what appear to be freshly minted $1.000 pesos bills. They’re not keeping their money in a bank, so where? I would guess in their homes...
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    Escribanas

    In your case, there was value added, then.
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    Escribanas

    “After having lived in argentina for a year the escribana makes perfect sense. Another layer of bs to interject into getting things done.“ Alas, I agree. Most Argentinians I work with would also agree, which is somewhat confounding. If you agree, change it, but that’s an entirely different matter.
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    Escribanas

    That is very amusing. Thank you! Yes, it's like that. There are many transactions that require an escribano but I am always left wondering what the point is, exactly. The procedure is duplicative and seemingly pointless. So now your transaction and name are in a big book. Probably the...
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    Escribanas

    I have spent an ordinate amount of time schlepping between abogados and escribanos. To be perfectly frank, it seems a little Dickensian, big books removed from shelves, many stamps, etc. Their role is clearly enshrined in law but of what century? Sorry for grumbling but it’s quite officious and...
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    Escribanas

    Why does Argentina rely so heavily on escribanas and why can’t the profession go the way of public notaries?
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    Areas of reform

    Banks are closing branches in various parts of Argentina because no one dares to keep money there. No deposits, no loans. What is the banking model?
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    Areas of reform

    I do not think it would help at all. I am categorically opposed to it. I was attempting to make a comparison between it and how Argentina pays people essentially not to work. If you are an employer, you have to compete for workers against the wage the government pays them for not working...
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    Areas of reform

    Businesses have to compete against the government for employees! I’m against the minimum wage in the US but the situation here is ridiculous.
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