The last cause said...The first thing I think of is that Argentina is in very serious trouble.
Ferfal, when you read/experience such a crisis, what is the first and second thing you think of to do?
By "repay foreign creditors" I assume that means "turn presses onto maximum and inflate away the debt"?
You can tolerate lots of things, you can cope with natural or man made disasters, but when you have a dictator in power, you're in serious trouble and it just wont go away.
We're past the feeling or impression stage, we have a couple in power that is simply going crazy and we're past the conspiracy theories. They passed a law, the "Ley de Medios K", that is simply legalized censorship, they passed taxes and laws that are unconstitutional, including the crazy power and gas tax that sent the price o such services up 600% . Not to mention, the secretary of social development, Kirchners right hand Mr. Delia, calling out for the assassination "of white people". In a country of 95% white, I really don't understand what this freak even means. I mean, we're beyond racism and totalitarian government. We're talking about stuff you read read in Matt Bracken's book "Domestic Enemies".
We have inflation that is just out of control, a government on a tax rampage desperate to steal money from the people.
There can be no explanation for basic needs such as milk and other basic food items, being cheaper in Europe that in Argentina, specially when you know that Europe imports most of its food and Argentina make several times the amount needed to keep its population fed!
We're getting close to situations of such social revolt that can potentially end very ugly. Some people see it, some don't. But even a blind person can see what I'm talking about here.
Second, I feel an urgency to leave.
This is something that I've always said but now I feel its more relevant than ever. When socialist/totalitarians take over your country ( no matter which one) you need a plan B in case things go Argentina. I'm not saying it will happen, chances are sure small, but you need a back up plan that is realistic, and getting stuck in a retreat wont solve the reality of living in a police state.
If , big if, things get that bad, you have to leave. There's no other choice.