I don´t think Stan is bashing Argentina, just relating his experience here. Something I can´t understand is why some expats think Argentina is somehow morally superior to the US. Do they know anything about the history of this country? 30,000 people are said to have disdappeared during the ¨dirty war¨. Peron received military training in Nazi Germany and favored the Nazis, as did many in this country during the war. Aside from some Argentines of British descent, few people here lifted a finger to help the Allied cause. In fact Argentina was a haven for Nazis after the war. So I just don´t get it when people act as though this country is more moral. Stan is right when he talks about lack of checks and balances here. Just the other day Cristina Kirchner announced that she was using her mandate power to pay the Paris Club almost 7 billion dollars. No Congressional debate, no public debate. Same with the Bullet Train. Her husband just decreed that it is going to happen and there was no Congressional approval or public discourse. This is the way of life here and if you live here you have to accept it but saying that Argentina is somehow more ethical or moral than the US is pretty ridiculous. There are many nice things here but tyhe government is not one of them and thinking that it is better than the US is just plain crazy.