Thanks so much for the information. Sorry, but I do have one other question. I noticed in one of your posts you mentioned that two of your tenants in an apartment you let out were psychologists or therapists or something of that nature. Do people in Argentina actually pay for therapy in a time of economic collapse? I guess what I'm asking is whether or not it's a good career, and whether or not it would be as good as something like the medical positions I described in my first email. Thanks so much for all the help. Your experiences are invaluable to folks like myself who have never experienced a day of hunger or poverty. Again, be safe.
Hi Jay, Thank God we've never experienced poverty as we see it here or hunger either. We've been through some times when we barely made it to the end of the month, but we've always managed and never experienced hunger or other needs either.
There's people still that have to lie to their kids about dinner being ready and just hopeing for them to fall asleep, parents that tell their kids they are not feeling well or that they already ate a big sandwich somewhere else, so as to leave the little food they have for them.
25 kids (official numbers)here in Argentina die per day of starvation before they turn 1 year old.
And you dont have to go far away to see it. You simply have to not look away as you walk around the streets of th nice parts of Buenos Aires, and see these people begging or eating out of the trash.
Those pretty spots around down town, where some people have a great time and comment about how awesome Argentine lifestyle is and how cheap and good restaurants are. Care to look down at your feet, and you'll see them there sitting on a piece of cardboard, or eating out of the garbage bag.
About therapy, yes! Its gone up a lot. Being a doctor or specialized nurse may
But thereapy patients went up 40% after 2002 ( in spite of being the worst financial year anyone can remember) and it went up another 50% in 2003.
Since 2001 to 2009 its been growing steadily, we now have a world record of 145
psychiatrist per 100.000 inhabitants.
Check this out: Its GDP Is Depressed, but Argentina Leads World in Shrinks Per Capita