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    Transfering USD to Argentina

    Another way to get dollars into the country for free is through American Express. If you have an Amex gold card or higher you can go to their office downtown and take out up to $1,000 in cash every week or every two weeks (can't remember which). It is charged to your Amex account and no...
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    Hey

    I'm in Palermo, but everything is pretty close. Would definitely be up for a beer night!
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    Americans will be forced to buy health insurance under Obama's plan?

    Really? And do you think someone who has no money and a $100,000 bill for an emergency surgery has a choice to pay? That person will never pay more than a small fraction of the bill and it happens all the time. What are the "serious consequences?" Is the hospital going to break your kneecaps...
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    Hola, I'm 3 weeks old!

    Are you teaching pilates here in BA? I'm looking to do a little pilates to loosen up my back actually. I had some private instruction back in the states and it worked very well for me.
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    Americans will be forced to buy health insurance under Obama's plan?

    Also, if you think the insurance companies are the problem in America, you need to consider that total industry profits are not a lot relative to what we spend on healthcare. I couldn't find a figure online, but I assure you it is way south of $100 billion per year. Even if you took ALL of that...
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    Americans will be forced to buy health insurance under Obama's plan?

    But it is mandated. As a somewhat civilized country we do not turn people away at emergency rooms when they are in serious trouble or dying. Most of the people without insurance will never pay the bills. They will either disappear or declare bankruptcy. The alternative would be to let people...
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    Hey

    Che. Just moved here 6 weeks ago from NYC. I am 31 also and will be here a while. Hopefully will see you all at some baexpats events when I finally make it to one!
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    Brazil guide book

    I'm planning to travel to Brazil for a few weeks in October and can't find a good guide book anywhere in BA. The book stores here don't seem to sell guide books for countries in SA aside from Argentina. Does anyone have a lonely planet or other guide book for brazil that they would be...
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    Info on traveling to Brazil

    Planning to start out in Rio for few weeks and then maybe travel up north. Any suggestions about things to do or not to do in Rio?
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    Info on traveling to Brazil

    Ok, well I guess I'm just going to be getting the 90 day variety then. I don't speak a word of Portuguese and am only intermediate in Spanish (only been here a month so far) so I hope I won't have too much trouble at the consulate! Thanks for your help.
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    Info on traveling to Brazil

    How do I get the 5 yr tourist visa? I would rather not have to do this again if I want to return to Brazil in the future.
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    Info on traveling to Brazil

    Thanks Bradley. Sounds like an absolute nightmare :) So if I book my ticket online, can I show them a copy of the itinerary? I haven't received paper tickets for a flight in years. Also, I don't have proof of employment because I am self employed (freelance). Is this going to be a problem...
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    Info on traveling to Brazil

    Any US citizens in Argentina know what the best way is to get a visa to travel to Brazil? Is there an office somewhere in BA where I can go to apply for the visa?
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    The Coin Shortage is OVER

    maybe he didn't have 3 two peso notes
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    Does Personal Suck?

    And it worked fine for a month and suddenly no one is receiving my texts. I can't even add more funds by text, because personal doesn't receive them.
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    Does Personal Suck?

    I bought it in a big, trusted store. Also, The issue is not that I am out of funds, but rather that when I send texts, they are not being received. I am able to place calls, however.
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    Does Personal Suck?

    seeker, what did you do about it? buy another phone? just live without being able to send texts?
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    Does Personal Suck?

    My phone (about 1 month old) suddenly stopped sending out text messages for no apparent reason. This same thing recently happened to one of my roommates. I don't know if it is a hardware issue or a problem with Personal. I do prepay with a Nokia phone I bought brand new a month ago. Anyone...
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    Had bad experience with temporary rental in PAlermo

    Looks like she is trying to rent it for $799 now. I guess now that you cleaned it, the value is $300 more per month...
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    Getting Dollars from Amex

    It is my understanding that Amex cardholders with Gold card or higher can go to the office downtown and cash personal checks up to $1,000 per week with no transaction fees. Others have claimed Platinum level is needed. Has anyone actually done this successfully? If so, which office (address)...
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