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decay603 posted Mail and Mailing addresses in Argentina from USA on the Argentina forum on May 22, 2015:
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
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yoexpat replied to the thread Noriega injured in jail on the Argentina forum on May 22, 2015:
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.
yoexpat replied on May 22, 2015 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 on May 19, 2015 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 on May 18, 2015 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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Expat Report Culture Shock in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina was published
What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
Sometimes the ease with which things can be done but also at times the seemingly endless time it takes to get things done. The relaxed attitude to eating meals, the excellent food and the friendliness of many of the people once they realise that you are not silent out of ignorance but because of the struggle with the language. (Continue)
sporto505 commented on the Expat Report Living in Buenos Aires, Argentina
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Vamos Spanish Academy - for Spanish classes, activities and workshops around the city, including city tours, biking tours, wine tasting, cooking classes, and adventure travel around Argentina and South America (Continue)
sporto505 replied most recently with:
what is the traffic like in Buenos Aires? I am currently living outside of San Jose Costa Rica. The traffic here is crazy due mostly to poor planning and inadequate infrastructure. Builders continue to construct high occupancy condos and apartments w/ no obligation to assist in the cost of expanding the roadway. Result is mass traffic jams. Does Buenos Aires have this problem too?
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