f you're traveling with teenagers, be aware that, with a drinking age of only 18, unsupervised minors who look older than they actually are might have easy access to alcohol.
Your children might find it hard to see other children begging on the streets in large cities throughout the country and helping their cartonero (homeless) parents by looking for discarded paper to sell to recyclers to make a very desperate living. The peso crisis has taken a heavy toll on many Argentine children, creating a young, homeless class of beggars. It might be a good idea to explain to your child the inequities within Argentina, and the rest of Latin America for that matter, if he or she comments on this. In theory, your visit to Argentina, in the long run, will improve the economy and the plight of these homeless children. It might be tempting to give money to these kids, but nutritious, wrapped food or school supplies will do them more good in the long run. The nonprofit Voluntario Global allows tourists to do charity work while on vacation in Buenos Aires, which might be ideal for helping children understand poverty in Argentina in a constructive way.
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