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    It's always an inside job

    I don't understand who Pablo is and how he had the keys.
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    Ignorance?

    They like playing the victim.
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    Ignorance?

    It would be more than difficult for the islands to be ceded to Argentina when the islanders quite definitely want to remain under British rule. And after a war was fought it just isn't going to happen.
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    Ignorance?

    How many Argentines know who the PM of Canada is? How many could tell you what languages are spoken in Canada?
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    Ignorance?

    I'm really surprised that they knew that Portuguese is spoken in South America!
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    Ignorance?

    What do Americans have to do with the topic? It's about Argentine reactions to the English. I actually doubt that most Argentines could name the regions that belong to the United Kingdom. I suspect few have any idea that Northern Ireland is part of the UK. And I've met Argentines who think...
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    Ignorance?

    Yes, sort of. Even a lot of Amerikuns think this way. Many Anglophiles wish it were that way. Some years ago an English friend, very lonely in Argentina, joined up with a group of Anglo-Argentines (for those who don't know, Anglo-Argentines are Argentines of British descent. Their...
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    Ignorance?

    I agree. Fondness for things "English" is larger limited to the traditional aging upper class who have a very old fashioned idea of what England is like - a vision of England before multi-culturalism. The England of Afternoon Tea, furled umbrellas and bowler hats that doesn't exist anymore.
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    Suggestions on mailing letters to Argentina

    What's the sense of that? They wind up in the hands of inept Correo Argentino. Remember, not only is the post office incompetent in Argentina but when the letters finally get delivered to buildings they are left in the hands of porters who may or may not deliver them to there correct flat...
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    It's always an inside job

    What happened was terrible and of course it had to be traumatizing. I am glad that you posted your story. I was pickpocketed on a bus. It was at a time when I was depressed and I let my guard down. The pickpocket was very professional and efficient. I was going to pay bills so I had a fair...
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    It's always an inside job

    Sorry. Who is Pablo? I never give my keys to anyone in the building. NEVER. I don't even open the door for the man who calls himself the exterminator. If I don't recognize the voice the door stays locked.
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    Saudi Arabia is not a good example. They have a problem with fresh food since a lot of it is imported and travel time, storage, delivery etc results in conditions that are not the best for consumers. I don't think in terms of consumer goods there is any advantage of living in any of the Gulf...
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    Well I think this is a valid point. In less developed countries those things that are taken for granted in developed countries are luxuries enjoyed by only a few and are priced very high. Also if you want to maintain the same standard of living as in a country like the US or UK you are going...
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    San Pedro is a prosperous area. Not sure it is so cheap. Yes, Junin may be cheaper but if you don't have work in rural areas and don't have a family it would be extremely boring. And it is not as safe as you might think. There is a reason that people converge on the capital -- work. My...
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    According to this it's around U$S 3,000 for a 1,000 SQUARE FEET aprox flat. https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/listing/21590299/for-rent-the-interlace?ref=ls|tl3|12|1 After looking at the photos I agree that the architecture is interesting but it still seems an isolated complex without any street...
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    You mean live in some scruffy little town in the prov. de BA where they have half dead trees in the plaza, their trunks painted white a meter up. Stray dogs roaming the plaza. Maybe a single grimy cafe. And absolutely nothing whatsoever to do?
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    I think it's been stated here that the apartment advertised in BA is unusual. First of all, it may not rent for the advertised price. Argentines very often think their property is worth much more than reality. Also I think this flat is being marketed for embassies or high level execs. I don't...
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    Argentina is expensive. Really don't know how middle class here get by

    So what is your rent in BA? You have the equivalent of U$S 1, 288 a month. I mentioned elsewhere on this site a doctor I know who earns 28,000 pesos a month with an exhausting schedule. That's about £588. The great majority of Argentines do not earn the equivalent of £1,000 a month. If you...
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    34 YO Man stabbed in Las Cañitas in Intensive Therapy

    When it comes to violent crime there there is really no rule of law in Argentina. Most criminals are not caught due to corrupt and incompetent police. When they are caught sentences are light.
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