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  1. Renzi

    Sbarro New York Pizza is coming to Buenos Aires.

    Strange business venture considering that they'll be introducing an overpriced inferior product into a super competitive market. But I'm sure some people may like their frozen crusts, frozen cheese, processed meat, chemical additives, and no flavor. My favorite local place:
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    Epicenter of Pandemic in Latin America now becoming Argentina

    Those making the "people are going to die anyway" argument are just advocating Social Darwinism and should just admit it, rather than dressing it up with colorful scatterplots and false equivalencies. How are heatwave deaths relevant? Heatstroke isn't a communicable disease. Most of the...
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    Epicenter of Pandemic in Latin America now becoming Argentina

    I don't buy that conspiracy theory. Most countries in the region went into lockdown around the same time, and it wasn't lifted after negotiations ended. There are several reasons why we're not currently under a strict lockdown and in fact, it's being relaxed even more next week. The main one is...
  4. Renzi

    Shana Tova, Happy New Year

    Celebrations will be more complicated in Israel than in Argentina this year. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-s-3-week-lockdown-explained-the-dos-don-ts-and-the-open-questions-1.9154501
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    September Flights

    Also, the new dollar policy has caused some airlines to temporarily take down their search feature. https://www.cronista.com/apertura-negocio/empresas/Super-cepo-suspenden-la-venta-de-vuelos-al-exterior-y-suben-un-35-los-precios-20200917-0004.html
  6. Renzi

    Epicenter of Pandemic in Latin America now becoming Argentina

    Brazil had the strongest economy in Latin America before the pandemic so it's logical that it would be the same afterward. That doesn't mean that Bolsonaro "was right." In fact. Brazil's GDP actually shrank by almost 10% (setting a new record) in addition to having the second-highest Covid death...
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    Invitation Letter For Tourist Visa To Argentina

    Are you a Nigerian prince with an incredible investment opportunity?
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    Non-Stop Exodus of Multinationals Leaving Argentina...!

    Here's a free class, with English subtitles. https://www.edx.org/course/historia-economica-argentina-avatares-de-un-sistem
  9. Renzi

    $200 Limit Now Includes Card Payments

    I also have to disagree with this. I've lived in Mexico City, Bogotá, Medellin, Lima (here I was a volunteer with an NGO in Callao), and Santiago, and there's no comparison with how clean, organized, and generally safe BA is. While I wouldn't compare Argentina with a "European Mediterranean...
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    Non-Stop Exodus of Multinationals Leaving Argentina...!

    If the business model of the company in question is based on bribes and slave labor, then it's debatable whether they actually add to the economy more than they take away. Mexico's economy hasn't grown since Walmart became its largest private employer, but the company itself has done quite well...
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    Non-Stop Exodus of Multinationals Leaving Argentina...!

    Don't mean to pee on your sneakers, but that's an old article. Currently, the low costs and the government (who is trying to force them to relocate to EZE) are fighting it out in court over the closure of El Palomar and employees have been picketing outside.
  12. Renzi

    Non-Stop Exodus of Multinationals Leaving Argentina...!

    I'm not sure Wallmart's not wanting to do business here is really a measure of anything in real economic terms. It's like being a woman that Donald Trump doesn't find attractive. It's probably a good thing.
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    Non-Stop Exodus of Multinationals Leaving Argentina...!

    Yeah, they're masters of figuring out how to use child-slave labor in their production and in their stores to maximize profits. In Mexico, they're done well operating on the margins of legality (to put it nicely) by getting concessions from the government through outright bribery. The children...
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    Racist Argentine banned/deported from Mexico

    She apparently left voluntarily, but Mexican immigration has officially barred her from returning.
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    Racist Argentine banned/deported from Mexico

    That's where I first read the story, but I know how some people here feel about Pag12. :) DF (officially CDMX now) like anywhere varies by neighborhood. Condesa is its Palermo, which should tell you everything. Had she done that in Tepito, for instance, she would have been stabbed and left on a...
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    Racist Argentine banned/deported from Mexico

    Indígenas, or personas de pueblos originarios. Most would self-identify according to their specific community.
  17. Renzi

    Stay Classy Argentina

    I saw an even worse fight in Belgrano last Friday. There was a mild fender bender between a teenager with a man-bun and a middle-aged taxi driver. They danced back and forth with their fists up while people walking their dogs yelled, "pará, pará!" Should have recorded it.
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    Racist Argentine banned/deported from Mexico

    For those who man not know, in Mexico and just about elsewhere in Latin America, indio/a" is more or less the equivalent of the n-word. I know that Argentines living in other Latin American countries have a reputation (whether deserved or not) for elitism,* but I wasn't aware of overtly racist...
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    Stay Classy Argentina

    Feminists: They're so empowered. Men: Free show! They must be "working women" if they're dressed like that in the middle of the day.
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    September Flights

    https://www.ft.com/content/0f75b5fc-5665-4461-b01e-77e2ed11dada Most countries in Latin America and elsewhere have been simply waving the overstay fees (so long as you exit after lockdown is lifted), which makes the most sense since the additional workload can't be worth the cost of the fines...
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