Some pick Argentina as haven from economic blues

perry

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Interesting article click on link for more after 1st page

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina, which has had a history of economic crises, has become an unlikely haven for some cash-strapped, unemployed refugees from economic turmoil in Europe and the United States.
Argentina's latest economic upheaval was in 2001-2002, when a steep currency devaluation sent millions of people into poverty. But the effects of the current global recession are not expected to be felt here until later this year, according to experts.
Buenos Aires, a sophisticated, European-style capital in South America that long has been popular with savvy tourists and artistic bohemians, is now a haven for some young adults from Europe and the United States who find their savings go further here.
German actor Lukas Weichert, 22, recently moved to Buenos Aires, where he could afford to beef up his resume by learning tango and also studying yoga, contemporary dance and ballet.
Weichert graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art last December, but immediately realized that trying to get acting roles, or even a job as a waiter, would be very tough in expensive London.
"With the skills I have acquired here, I will try to maybe be more interesting for people to hire me and for me to be able to find work," Weichert said.
Life in Argentina is more relaxed than in London, where constant troubling news about company collapses has put everyone in a bad mood, said Anna Templeton, 27, from England.
Templeton was working as a media freelancer in London, but last October when her latest contract job was coming to an end she could not find other work. Continued...



http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKTRE53E4AN20090415
 

Moxon

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...more rich kids playing artiste, but take away the trust fund and they would magically transform from media freelancers, actors and writers into more fodder for the English institutes.
 

steveinbsas

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Moxon said:
...more rich kids playing artiste, but take away the trust fund and they would magically transform from media freelancers, actors and writers into more fodder for the English institutes.
you mean they would be reduced to teaching English?

oh, the horror, the horror....
 

LiXueLee

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I don't think a lot of cash-strapped people are coming here. I do think people with some cash, who want it to go farther, are blessing Argentina's shores, on the other hand!
 

Harleygirl

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Just think Steve, if you become a masseur you can work on a lot of those slim hips you are so thankful for here..lol
 

steveinbsas

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Harleygirl said:
Just think Steve, if you become a masseur you can work on a lot of those slim hips you are so thankful for here..lol

There is a strong possibility that my potential clients might not enjoy that physical attribute.

Perhaps that's just an occupational hazard.
 
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