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    For expats with USD, any reason to get OSDE or other health insurance instead of just paying cash always?

    Thank you for your good wishes, even though I find myself feeling older and stiffer more quickly than expected, the wheels haven't come off yet. You mentioned "My parents trained me to be aware of avoiding accidents", that is a useful talent in Argentina, you must also be the kind of person who...
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    For expats with USD, any reason to get OSDE or other health insurance instead of just paying cash always?

    Lunar raises a very good point, it's basically why I gave up my expensive expat insurance in favour of something that just works here (Cigna were increasing my monthly fee anyway without any real reason). The medical system here seems to be good enough to handle most eventualities. I've not...
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    Covid Vaccination Argentina

    If anyone reads German, this is a very harsh commentary on the vaccination campaign in Chile: https://www.spiegel.de/ausland/chile-corona-desaster-trotz-impfungen-a-0db0e48b-4894-43f4-923e-544809be382a For anyone who thinks it's not correct to speak of "better" or "worse" vaccines: "We have...
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    For expats with USD, any reason to get OSDE or other health insurance instead of just paying cash always?

    My OSDE fee is deducted monthly from my local bank account, not sure if it's possible to do it another way? Using it is very simple, just flash your OSDE card at the doctor's and amazingly for Argentina everything works, no cash involved. You can also get prescription medicine at the pharmacy...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    I've seen face shields at Farmacity, and I ordered N95 masks off MercadoLibre, but you need to check with your airline to see the exact requirements. There might be specific requirements regarding your baggage. And I'd get travel insurance with COVID included, in case you're not insured in the...
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    The cons of living in Bariloche

    My experience about the internet is second-hand, I'm sure you know better. I've got a colleague out in Bariloche who needs to work remotely, multiple videoconferences per day, screensharing with colleagues here in BA and so on. The internet seems to go down for hours (or even days at a time)...
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    The cons of living in Bariloche

    Expensive, flaky internet, too many tourists in normal times, not a huge amount to do in winter even if you ski (I do, but not every day), plus it's cold and windy,
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    Extention of 2 year permeant residency return requirements

    ok, I had to catch up on some history, got it now :-)
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    Covid Vaccination Argentina

    OK, got it, that's a fairly recent study, they do say here's low confidence in the results and more studies are needed. There's been a lot of back and forth with the A-Z vaccine, from extending the interval between doses to 12 weeks and now reducing it to 8, and whether a full second dose or a...
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    Covid Vaccination Argentina

    Yes, 84 days is the 12 weeks currently recommended for the 2nd A-Z dose. A single dose is something like 76% effective anyway, the 2nd dose would add maybe 6% more to that, so it's not a big deal I think. I found the A-Z side effects to be more than I expected, kicking in maybe 9 hours after...
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    Extention of 2 year permeant residency return requirements

    If Pensador is in Uruguay and has residence there and here, it should be relatively simple to take the ferry across, I don't think there are too many passengers right now so the risk has to be relatively low. I think Buquebus insist on having a negative PCR as well.
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    32% of Argentine households without fixed Internet connection

    About patchy mobile coverage out in the sticks, that's certainly true. The networks here have tried to address it with national roaming agreements. If you look at the nPerf coverage maps of each network, you'll see, for example, that Movistar has coverage in Patagonia where Personal doesn't...
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    Vaccination without DNI?

    I put VACUNATEPBA in Google to get to the website and I see the problem you mention in your earlier post. The "Necesito ayuda en la registración" link you quoted needs a DNI. There’s an email link at the bottom of the page, maybe you could ask for help? Or, depending on your age category you...
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    President Sanchez of Spain Visits Bs. As.

    With fewer years of observation, this is also my feeling. I don't get it so much myself here, being a white (even pink, like Peter Ustinov) European, but people I know, with different skin colour, have certainly come up against this superior attitude. I think it's more obvious among Argentinians...
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    32% of Argentine households without fixed Internet connection

    5G not yet, it's only rolled out in the centres of Buenos Aires and Rosario so far. Coverage maps for 2-4G here: https://www.nperf.com/en/map/AR/-/-/signal/ And yes, given that mobile is fast enough now, the difference between fixed and mobile for the user is price. FWA packages would be priced...
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    President Sanchez of Spain Visits Bs. As.

    Some of the best and worst of the forum on display in this thread: interesting historical insights (thanks Alby and Redpossum), personal experience (thanks QuilmesSlo), and of course a very few unrelentingly negative posters reaching immediately for ad-hominem arguments and accusations of...
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    32% of Argentine households without fixed Internet connection

    The distinction between fixed and mobile internet access is quickly becoming meaningless, if it isn't so already. Since the mobile networks in Argentina are closing down 2G and 3G services, they have sufficient capacity to offer "fixed wireless access", or FWA, over their 4G networks, and in the...
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    Orange Marmalade

    That is an amazing link, I had no idea something like that existed. Thank you very much!
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    The thing is, pretty much every Argentinian I've met believes exactly what Fernandez said. It's part of the Argentinian mythology. Even Jose Luis Borges repeated the quote in "The Old Patagonian Express" (he wondered where all the black people had gone as well). As much as it sounds crass...
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    Closed stores

    One of the problems in Venezuela is that virtually nothing is produced locally, so even food costs a fortune. For example, roast chicken or a family-sized portion of salchipapas for $20. Most household goods (all imported) go for almost the price you'd find in Colombia or Ecuador (out of reach...
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