We've been around for two Argentine presidents and the only constants we've seen is the country's financial crisis getting worse.
Utility bills have skyrocketed, particularly since the current president took away the subsidiaries, which gave people here a bit of a breather from some otherwise costly utility bills.
Things have gotten pricier between 2013 and 2016 (sorry, I don't have the prices for 2012).
On December 31st, 2012, the cost of one US Dollar in Argentine pesos was: 4.90
On December 31st, 2013, the cost of one US Dollar in Argentine pesos was: 6.51
The new president seems to be invested in allowing importing and exporting again, which means we could be seeing food and other products from the States trickle down to Argentina. We can only hope.
|These are some of the products that are already available. Bacon and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snacks aren't easy to find. Snickers and Skittles are easier to get. The most notable addition we've seen in 2016 is coleslaw.|
Employment opportunities have decreased all across the board. Take a look at the number of jobs that were available on Computrabajo.com on October 2015. In less than a year, the number of opportunities have decreased.
Obama was invited to visit Argentina this year and unfortunately, a lot of Argentines weren't pleased. Much to my sorrow, I saw anti-American posters like this one all over the city. They try to blame the U.S. for being involved during The Dirty War of the 70s which saw the disappearance of over 30,000 people in South America, but that's bullshit!
|Translation: Leave Obama! We're against the impunities of yesterday and today. No to the adjustment of Macri.|
Issues At Home
|Translation: The LGBT thing is so popular that everyone is using it.|