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TomP replied to the thread Help Harvest Grapes in Argentina on the Argentina forum:
TomP initially posted:
Is anyone interested in helping me harvest my vineyards this coming March and April 2016 in San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina. I cannot pay you a wage but I might help with sleeping accommodations and some sight seeing. This would be for fun and to see a little of Argentina. Contact Tom at US# (919) 321-8448 or
TomP replied on July 23, 2015 with:
First of all why are you taking such umbrage to my offer? If you don't like it-pass on it. Maybe revealing a little bit more about yourself will help explain your diatribe. What you say is "true" and that disregarding paying wages and that is exactly why I pay all Argentine Government mandated wages plus benefits to my Argentine vineyard workers. In fact I even have an Argentine CPA who keeps my books. So check all you want.
Eposternak replied on July 23, 2015 with:
In 1865 President Lincoln abolish Slavery, in ths US. In Argentina, is illegal not paying salaries, to workers, regardless the smart the employer tries to be. Will like to know, and will check, with the Local Union, (sindicato unico de trabajadores contratistas de vinas y frutales de Mendoza) their opinion regarding working for free. On top, you are an american, and they will accuse the US of abusing labor rigths.
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TomP replied to the thread Casting Call For Expats Living Abroad on the Argentina forum:
Kolbe238734 initially posted:
Have you or your family recently made the biggest step in your lives by moving to a new country? Was the move littered with crazy obstacles that made the journey harder than you had bargained for? Then we want to hear your story! We are an international travel show looking for energetic individuals, couples and families who want to share their adventurous experience of moving abroad. It is a show that will not only document your move, but will give you opportunities to experience fun in your new location and to build on your international experience. If you are interested in participating in our show or learning more, please send an email to Please include your contact information, a picture of your family and your property.
TomP replied most recently with:
Please see our web site: It should provide you with our background and how we, my wife and I, two Americans, traveled to Argentina, ended up in San Rafael/Mendoza Province and purchased 108-acre of blanco (raw) land and built vineyards. To put it mildly is has been a roller coaster ride with many baldes (speed bumps in Spanish). My wife and I have no regrets and we love Argentina and its people.
TomP replied most recently with:
Please see our web site: It should provide you with our background and how we, my wife and I, two Americans, traveled to Argentina, ended up in San Rafael/Mendoza Province and purchased 108-acre of blanco (raw) land and built vineyards. To put it mildly is has been a roller coaster ride with many baldes (speed bumps in Spanish). My wife and I have no regrets and we love Argentina and its people.
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property in ArgentinaExcellent house for rent complete furnished in the Private Country Club the Campo. This country has club you can play Golf.
aaronbennis replied to the thread Mail and Mailing addresses in Argentina from USA on the Argentina forum:
decay603 initially posted:
Hello, I'm trying to send a person in Ensenada Berisso, Buenos Aires, Argentina whom is a fan of my band a CD and some stickers. I've been trying to converse with him on facebook but he doesn't speak english and I do not speak spanish. I've been trying to use google translate but its not exactly working well. He has been describing his address as a string of numbers, "35 entre 168 y 169". Is this a valid address to mail to? I've never mailed anything to south america before. Any help anyone could give would be much appreciated. Thanks
aaronbennis replied most recently with:
There are many locals in BA who speak excellent English. Unless your fan is the neighborhood guy everybody avoids, he should not have a problem finding someone tp assist him in communicating with you.
decay603 replied most recently with:
Thanks for your reply! His response was 35 was the street and he gave the city "number" which I'm guessing is the zip. he said his house does not have a number, that it is between number 168 and 169. Is it possible in this region to perhaps send it to the local postal office addressed to him and have him collect it if he does not have a deliverable address? Thanks again.
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TomP replied to the thread Tour Of Mendoza Province Bodegas on the Argentina forum:
TomP initially posted:
My wife and I own a 108-acre vineyard project in San Rafael. We lived full time in Argentina, Mendoza City and San Rafael, for five years. One thing always struck us as sad. People would pay good money to take a Bodega Tour that was anemic at best. The tour had no imagination and little substance. If you want to see unique Bodegas large and small, visit vineyards large and small, taste wine from the barrel, enjoy an asado at a Bodega built in 1919 and dine at an Estancia built in 1830 then let me know. I am forming two Tours this coming March and April of 2016 which is grape harvest time.
TomP replied most recently with:
Thank you for your inquiry. There will be two 7-Day Tours with the seven days including your arrival and departure. One Tour will be in mid March when white grapes are harvested and one Tour in mid April when red grapes are harvested. For the last five years we have sold our Chardonnay grapes to the Mumms Bodgea in San Rafael to make champagne
Eposternak replied most recently with:
Please let us know when the tours will be scheduled, and how to contact you. We just relocate from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires, regards
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panamajames replied to the thread Noriega injured in jail on the Argentina forum:
panamajames initially posted:
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has been hurt in a prison fall, but one of his doctors says the injury is not serious. Dr. Eduardo Reyes says relatives of the 81-year-old ex-president reported he had injured his shoulder recently in a fall at the El Renacer prison about 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Panama City. He says there were no further problems, though he says such falls can be dangerous for an elderly person with health problems. Noriega was toppled in 1989 by a U.S. invasion and served a 17-year drug trafficking sentence in the United States. He later was convicted in France of money laundering and was repatriated to Panama in December 2011. He's serving a 60-year sentence for murder, embezzlement and corruption.
panamajames replied most recently with:
You are correct. It was supposed to go on the Panama Forum. Someone it got crossed. My apologies.
yoexpat replied most recently with:
What does this have to do with expats in Argentina?
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panamajames replied to the thread Getting money into Argentina on the Argentina forum:
canuckincordoba initially posted:
Hi everyone. I've moved from Canada to Cordoba with my Argentine wife and our one year old. We'd like to buy a house. What's the best/ safest way to transfer money into Argentina? If possible, I would prefer getting the 'blue' rate. I've tried Xoom, but I need a US debit card, credit card or a US bank account. All my accounts are Canadian.
panamajames replied most recently with:
You have to bring US cash into Argentina to get the black market rate, or the blue dollar rate. If you want to buy a house, that is quite a truckload that you have to bring in.
ocliselli replied most recently with:
HI, if you bring money into the country it has to be at the official rate of exchange, otherwise the AFIP will check your finances alerted by the transaction of buying a house, same goes with a car. The blue does not apply you have to justify your income, period. Forget about the blue if you want to do everything straight otherwise check with your Notary. When the4re is a will there is a way. Good luck!!
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MPujol replied to the thread Securing a Credit Card In Argentina on the Argentina forum:
todikaios initially posted:
I believe it would be helpful for me to have a credit card from a bank in Buenos Aires (Banco Gallicia, etc.). I have several US credit cards but they only offer official exchange rate between dollars and pesos. If I had an Argentine card, I could pay the balance in pesos (in cash) which I would get at the Calle Florida rate for my dollars. So, is there a bank in Buenos Aires that will allow an extranjero to open an account and be issued a credit card. Most banks I have visited require the person to have a DNI or residency documentation (which I don't have since it takes months to receive). I am in Argentina about 6 monhs per year (when it is Spring, Summer and Fall). Thanks for sharing any useful information.
MPujol replied most recently with:
This is how bad information is passed around, when faced with the same dilemma I did a little research on FATCA. It is an international agreement and not just the USA trying to get in expats pockets. Argentina in a bid to get back into the world financial market was required to comply with FATCA. As far as the rush of expats renouncing their US citizenship over this, yes it is true that the rate more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, in 2012 932 people renounced their citizenship and in 2013 that number rose to a whopping 2,999!!!! This is out of an estimated 3 to 7 million expats living outside of the USA. So much for the mad rush. Here is a link to a page on the IRS site explaining some of the FATCA facts.
panamajames replied most recently with:
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act F A T C A ........................................................ ..................................................................requires all global non-US (Foreign) Financial Institutions (FFI's) to search their records for suspected US persons for reporting their assets and identities to the US Treasury.
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panamajames replied to the thread Bicycling Argentina on the Argentina forum:
RussellO initially posted:
Has anyone had this experience? Positive or negative experiences.
panamajames replied most recently with:
We met many people who were bicycling through Argentina, some taking the bus for a bit of a break, but carrying their bikes on board. It is a good way to see the country and stay in shape.........
jesbostonma replied most recently with:
In 2006-2007, my husband and I bicycle-toured from Mendoza to Los Andes, from Pucon to Chiloe via San Martin and Bariloche, down the Carretera Austral from Puerto Chacabuco to El Chalten, and finally from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia. We didn't really do "city biking" and tried to stay on less-traveled roads. But in general we had an overwhelmingly positive experience. Drivers were as courteous as anywhere else. We had mirrors so we could stay away from the close-passers.
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elhombresinnombre replied to the thread immigration attorney on the Argentina forum:
juangeyer initially posted:
hi I am living now in BA since sep' 2014. doing the colonia trips. but, I would really like to get a residencia precaria visa so I don't have the worries of leaving every 90 days, or, god forbid, they change some law restricting the multiple 90 day revolving door option. last year, I tried to get a rentista visa by showing my US income. But they kept adding on other documents needed [likeproperty deeds, translated with apostille,,etc,etc. they didn,t seem to care that I already have the funds to live here forever,[I am 60] even without my leaseholdings. So, I thought I would ask if anyone has used an ATTORNEY to go this route [or perhaps another]. they tell me attorneys here are real sharks. thanks so much
elhombresinnombre replied most recently with:
Okay, first off: there is no revolving door "option." It's a loophole and people can and have been refused re-entry - pretty tough if all your personal effects are still in Argentina. You make yourself no more legal by crossing a border every so often than if you simply stayed at home and crossing the border only makes you into a target. Second point, your question. This is an Argentina-wide forum and you've asked a city-scale question. I'd suggest you browse one of the Buenos Aires expats forums where local and personal recommendations are frequently discussed. Disclaimer: I have never used an immigration attorney and have no personal recommendation to make.
juangeyer replied most recently with:
still looking for an immigration attorney. any thoughts?
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