The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Buenos Aires: cheapest European city, apparently
I've never visited; but the impression one always had was that, juntas apart , BA was one of the most desirable residences in the Americas.
A mixture of Spanish, Italian and English influences, climate, beaches, women...
I'm back. Now, one reads that internet penetration is now up to 23% - which doesn't sound much, but given the horrendous 2002 slump  in the aftermath of which poverty levels are back around those experienced in the late 1980s at the time of hyperinflation, matches up pretty well against the numbers of around 40% in France and 58% in the UK.
And Buenos Aires, which pre-slump was absurdly expensive - 18th most expensive in the world, in fact - is, in 2004, ranked just above such arseholes of the universe as Harare and Kathmandu at just over half as expensive as New York City. (London comes out at 25% more than New York.)
Real estate investors, start your engines!
A real live example of the hi-tech Argie in action! It seems that a woman who was being kept prisoner by an ex-boyfriend who was promising to rape her managed to summon the cops by texting her friend!
And take a look at this for a defence:
el hombre detenido relató ante los investigadores que su ex pareja concurrió por su voluntad al local para mantener relaciones sexuales, pero como no pudo mantenerlas, la mujer se enojó y por despecho inventó la historia del abuso.
Now that's what I call a girly-man!
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