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

    Lunar is quite right. Additionally, private hospitals won't take just any self-paying patient that walks in the door - most of the time people have to be vouched for by someone they know, like a doctor on staff. They have been burned by people not paying their bills. So, they give preference...
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    New Law requires that 17 Dangerous Dog breeds be registered or face possible fines.

    Large dogs may be intimidating, but small hysterical breeds can be vicious. I've petted thousands of dogs, including Rottweilers, Dobermans and pit bull teriers, and was only bitten twice, both times by small lap dogs.
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    Vaccination without DNI?

    CABA is vaccinating by age group. Last week they started registering people over 50.
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    Re: Cablevision/Fibertel....rate reduction for users of their service(s)

    I'm familiar with Pirate's Bay and EZTV - that's it. Are there better sites? Wish I had a tech-savvy son....!
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    Best WIFI: Arnet or Fibertel?

    I'm in Palermo. Any new servers there?
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    Best WIFI: Arnet or Fibertel?

    Thanks for taking the time to explain how it works. It makes all the difference....! I won't complain when the installer slings a black cable ruining my bedroom view.
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    Best WIFI: Arnet or Fibertel?

    Just need WIFI. I'm switching from Arnet to Fibertel in my home, but the installer claims he can't use the existing cable and must run a new line into the house - from the pole to the roof, and then down and through the wall. Which I don't want - ugly and messy. If both companies have...
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    Best WIFI: Arnet or Fibertel?

    Looking for a good server. Any advice?
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    True. But government subsidies are not for immigrants, and health benefits are through "mutualistas", only for those employed or willing to pay for it.
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    Western Union money transfer

    How much does WU charge?
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    Muchas gracias.... you are quite right. Let's agree to disagree. However, it is healthy to have our opinions challenged. Makes one re-think them.
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    Please ready my post again, this time with an open mind: I did not say I "never heard "Negro de Mierda"" - I SAID it's been a long while since I heard it. Perhaps because I socialize with the masses, and they don't refer to each other that way. In fact, my own extended family has two branches...
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    Personally, I have never seen an African negro in Argentina. What the locals call negros de mierda are those with mixed native blood. Negro (not the mierda) has become synonymous with "villero". Those who live in a villa Miseria are all negros, by definition. Argentina has a generous...
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    The Guardian: "Time to challenge Argentina’s white European self-image, black history experts say"

    It's been quite a while since I heard anyone say "negros de mierda". My ancient aunts may do it - they are awesome ladies, firmly entrenched in their 1940s prejudices. But most of us have accepted that a large part of Argentina is peopled by "negros". That includes practically all labor...
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    Is this funny?

    And the one during WW2 did nothing to help dissidents, gypsies, homosexuals, Jews, Slavs, and other persecuted minorities.
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    Is this funny?

    A dirty politician, not a priest. In my view, an embarrassment for this poor, long suffering country.
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    Getting from Neuquén to BsAs with lots of luggage and given travel restrictions

    Found in MercadoLibre - Long distance service for pets, people, and luggage. I used a similar service to bring my dog from Puerto Madryn, and it worked fine. Most mascot transports will also take people and luggage...
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    Argentina and Uruguay - alike, yet different

    Hello, Antipodean.... what a fascinanting comparison list. Sadly, when I enlarge it it becomes blurry, and if I access the links you provided I'm baffled by the many options. Could you post a larger version of the in list, or the exact link for that particular one in WWS's website? As a...
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    Argentina and Uruguay - alike, yet different

    https://www.infobae.com/politica/2021/05/23/muy-parecidos-y-muy-diferentes-por-que-uruguay-es-plural-y-tolerante-pero-la-grieta-es-cada-vez-mas-profunda-en-argentina/ Sorry - Spanish only, but very interesting.
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