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    how do other spanish speaking countries perceive argentine spanish?

    I love aidahdz' response; so nice nasty! Anyway, I am not a native Spanish speaker, but I can tell the difference between Argentine (especially BA) Spanish and the language that is spoken elsewhere. While I was visiting BA, I asked the hotel desk clerk for the "llave," and had to repeat...
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    Is Buenos Aires a Third World City?

    Bribes, pollution, fragile infrastructure? Those words could be used to describe New York City, the capital of the "First World!" So then, while BA, (and Argentina) is suffering (or rather experiencing) some difficulties, it doesn't approach the status of a "Third World" or even "Second World"...
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    US health care; saga of a sick expat

    Sergio, I hope by now you are feeling much better and on the way to a full recovery. American hospitals while purported to be among the "best in the world" often leave a lot to be desired. I suffered a stroke while in Italy, and from the time of the ambulance transporting me to the hospital...
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    Blacks in Argentina

    Thanks for the insight. I've been to both BA and Rio in the summer (in the Southern Hemisphere), and liked both places. Although at first glance, BA seemed to be less frantic than Rio and at my stage of the game, I need more quiet and less noise. But, on the other hand, I did feel quite at...
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    Blacks in Argentina

    Good Evening. I think I answered a similar question, but let me pose it again. Are there a number of Blacks living in Argentina or just a very few here-and-there? When I was there in 1994 for a week, I think I saw a fellow at the train station, a diplomat's son and a group of folk dancers on La...
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    Change we can believe in

    While I have unwavering support for Barack Obama, I am not too pleased with some of his nominees thus far. However, I do realize that he needs experienced people in his cabinet and let's face it, if he were to go too far one way or another - left or right, even less might be accomplished...
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    Being african-american in BA

    Noble, I don't know whether or not you've made it to BA yet, but let me briefly relate my experiences there in 1994. It's helpful to know some Spanish, but remember Argentinean Spanish is a little different from the Spanish we've been taught. No problem. I didn't see too many Blacks while...
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