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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    I think you are aware that your constant cries of whataboutism are in fact a deflectionary tactic that whataboutism itself is accused of. Feel free to ignore my posts.
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    Macri

    Can't deny i'm very envious , they will live in a fancy area , enjoy the Madrid life , spend their millions travelling in Europe to Marbella Club to hang out with the nobility. He may even buy a title , in Italy Marquis de Palermo....! I think he already has a veeery comfortable privileged...
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    Whataboutism, to use your favourite term, is perfectly valid when pointing out blatant hypocrisy. It seems to be your Godwin's law. You can't justify or convert others to your position so out comes -whataboutism- with a pompous rude response. (-'facepalm'-).
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    Nikad makes it clear that the context and and intent is what matters not the word. If 2 Latin American friends want to refer to each other as 'Sudacas' whats is got to do with anyone else? In this context its obviously an effective word to show trust and playfulness between the 2. Without...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    For some reason MJs Thriller comes to mind..
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    living cost for one person in BA?

    Youre right and thats a good list - I would add income and business taxes if self employed - but it makes me wonder how people get by. For a nuclear family to have a fairly frugal but comfortable lower - mid middle class life building savings for the future you need an income of US$100 000 these...
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    What This Means For Ex Pats

    CFK is a clearly narciscistic and emotionally unbalanced person and yet she will be happily welcomed back by more than half the country. Trump is similar but not so unhinged and at least (for now) the US 'works' day to day. Thats Argentina set back for 10 years. Real Shame.
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    How long before Starbucks kills off the classic Argentinian cafe?

    Problem is rising rents and the typical (for now) confiterias with most people ordering just a relatively cheap espresso and 2 media lunas and lingering on those for ages are not very efficient. Bonafide and Martinez cost as much as Starbucks.
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    I say ban all words and suffixes etc that are or might be deemed to be offensive in certain circumstances.
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    Chinito is not the word to address or talk about someone formally. As a diminutive its patronising and belittling in most cases to gringo ears but then Argentines diminutise words frequently. ''Paseme el vasito por favor'' or ''Como esta tu abuelita? Etc. Its a form of talking. No harm is...
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    No doubt it was body shaming and contravenes Geneva human rights protocols. I'd be offended if I were you. In fact I am offended for you.
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    Why do foreigners come to live in Argentina and then complain that its not like their home country/culture.....Argentinian society is evolving just like anywhere else and one day 'chinito' for example will probably be recognised generally as un unacceptable term. In the meantime worry about more...
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    Am I the only person in Argentina that finds the term "chinito" offensive?

    People who get triggered by words (sounds) are just looking to be offended. Argentines often call anyone from the ME a 'Turk' and anyone from the FE 'Chino'. There is usually no malice behind it at all just an understandable ignorance owing to Argentina's historic lack of multiculturalism and...
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    How did you get over the last threshold to fluency in Spanish?

    Great points. Its worth remembering that learning spanish or any foreign language has no end just as we never stop learning new words and phrases in our native language. Languages evolve as do we personally. I'm sure I speak (in my native tongue) quite differently to how I spoke 20 years ago.
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    Is there market demand for fresh oyster mushrooms (hongos girgolas) in Buenos Aires?

    If straight to consumer means delivered veg boxes to domestic addresses then I dont agree that supplying restaurants is necessarily better. Not in my experience. Restaurants also try once, cancel suddenly or go out of business or are super demanding and difficult to deal with.
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    Spurs in the Champions League Final

    I think you are confusing BA with the Costa del Sol. I'm not even sure you can find a brit run bar in BA. Having said that I'm sure you can find an international sports bar that will show the CL final.
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    Business closures in Buenos Aires

    High street shops/main street stores all over the (western) world are closing down at a rate of knots. This is the modern world. Argentina was always going to suffer more though because of the greater inefficiency and corruption etc.
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    The New York Times article on Argentina

    Many poor people in poorer countries don't unwilling have children. Its mostly a lazy and patronising first world myth. More than lack of contraception, or ignorance, religious or cutural influence children are a practical form of social security when the parents are sick and old. More mouths...
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