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    An anecdote from LA to remind that Arg's aren't the only ones with attitude problems

    Perhaps, but east coasters to me in general are far colder and ruder. And often the rude people that you do encounter in LA aren't even from LA at all. Especially on the western side of town. New yorkers and maybe even Bostonians imo take the cake. I've lived on both coasts and in the south. Out...
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    An anecdote from LA to remind that Arg's aren't the only ones with attitude problems

    She didn't say what part of LA she was in. In LA the neighborhood or part of town makes a huge difference. You'll find that often times the ones with the worst attitudes are what we native Angelinos would call "transplants". I guess to be expected in a town where half the city is looking to be...
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    Buenos Aires in or out

    Well I would say economic growth is only one part of the equation. Also, growing from 8-9% in one year and decreasing to 1-3% the next is an extremely sharp contraction. In addition, the same thing that has spurred analysts to cut Brazil's growth forecasts will equally effect Argentina--demand...
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    Buenos Aires in or out

    Though I am not currently living in BA, I have kept up with the economic outlook in South America. More and more my prediction last year that the Argentine economy would likely experience a contraction after the elections or in early 2013 is looking to be a reality. Stagflation (inflation +...
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    Latest influx of immigrants

    Off topic but just to clarify Inglewood is NOT necessarily the hood. It is a city, and yes while certainly it is a blacker and browner part of the LA metro there are more than a few very nice pockets of real estate. My aunt lives there and all of her neighbors and all the blocks bordering her...
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    So they build this new subway line...

    Seriously? Modernizing a subway line, of all things, has nothing to do with "soul" and everything to do with inefficiency. A city can retain its colonial charm and identity and still modernize certain aspects of itself that benefit the greater good. Linea A is a relic from the past. Why not just...
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    Taxi fares to raise 26%

    There's no question that these intermittent fare hikes are a more honest reflection of the real rate of inflation in the country at the moment. I would argue that stagflation is certainly a concern especially given the latest developments in the Chinese, European and US markets. Particularly...
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    Racism in BA, am I alone?

    Tribalism isn't the same as racism. Two different things. Racism does occur...sure. But since the concept of "race" has already been disproven by the scientific community then I would argue it is safe to say racism is unequivocally not an innate human characteristic. Ha ha ha ha ha.
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    Racism in BA, am I alone?

    You're comparing apples to oranges. Europeans colonized Africa, redrew borders further exacerbating relations between African tribes, and subsequently oppressed its people. Are you really shocked by some Africans disdain towards whites given the history? Zimbabwe, South Africa, DRC, Algeria...
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    BA Cheapest Major City in Latin America

    I don't think that's entirely accurate. At least about Brazil. While the country as a whole is much less developed, the largest city in Brazil, Sao Paulo, is in imho leaps and bounds more "advanced" than Buenos Aires could ever dream of being. While SP has never appealed to me it is much more...
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    What does Kirchner winning the Primaries mean to you...

    I don't get it. Why do these types of people "symbolically" have to be blacks? Couldn't you have just said people from the beginning? There's so much jacked up with this "non-racist" statement not sure where to start. It are these type of euphemism's that jack shit up for us "true negroes"...
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    Getting a Masters in BA

    Almost forgot: Have her check out this program sponsored by Spain: http://www.mec.es/sgci/usa/en/programs/us_assistants/default.shtml They are called Language/Culture assistants. They basically place Americans in different parts of Spain to teach English.....except the stipend is pretty...
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    Getting a Masters in BA

    Anymore questions just ask. I regret jumping into a Master's program just one year after undergrad so already your daughter is on the right track. It will help her figure out what she really wants to do. If I could do it all over again I would've done Fulbright...the thing is I just didn't know...
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    Getting a Masters in BA

    Peace corps, Fulbright Scholar program......these programs will make her extremely attractive to top US business schools, help solidify her language skills and make good contacts depending on the program. Both programs are very well respected. Have her take a look. If she's really serious about...
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    Getting a Masters in BA

    The first question you should be asking is where do you want to work after the master's program?? If you want to work in Argentina or South America then maybe you should go for an MBA in Argentina. The reality is the wealthiest and most competitive MBA students in Latin America go to business...
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    UK riots

    Oh...they did....just in a much more subtle way of saying it.
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    Photoshop and Illustration tutors

    Many community colleges in the major cities of the US have Adobe Photoshop classes that are offered online. They are usually offered through "extension" or "extended learning" programs that are part of the community college. Check them out by googling "Photoshop" or "Illustration" lessons at...
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    Looking Back...

    Okay. But I would argue opening a business in any country in which you were not born is going to be hard. Or at the very least it won't be easy. True. But, really, I can't imagine the average expat is a business owner in Argentina. I just don't see that so I think that's a moot point. True...
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    Looking Back...

    I don't understand how anyone can say living in Argentina, especially Buenos Airs, is "hard". What is so hard about it?! At least in the city, everything seems pretty damned developed to me! Despite a bit of dysfunction and chaos what makes life "hard" here?? Do you mean in the sense that it is...
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    Job Vacancy: Personal Administrative Assistant

    The problem is the responsibilities aren't minimal and they're posting it on a Expats board. You're right, for a local Argentine this salary would be in line with expectations. But Argentines also have access to garantias and a family network that makes the salary doable. An expat does not...
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