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"Dashing 90-e" for Argentina

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About 160 people suffered the other day in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, as a result of the police dispersing a mass protest directed against cuts in pensions to residents of the country. The security forces shot the demonstrators with rubber bullets, used tear gas and water cannons against them. In turn, protesters tried to build barricades and throw stones at law enforcement officers.




Argentine resentment caused pension reform, launched by the current president, Mauricio Macri. The government controlled by him decided to save budget funds at the expense of pensioners. Pensions will be recalculated and reduced, according to expert estimates, by 30%. Today, older Argentines on average receive about 7 thousand pesos (about 350 dollars) on a well-deserved vacation (taking into account the high cost of local life (prices in Argentina are among the highest in South America) - and so not very much. After the “reform”, pensions can, accordingly, drop dollars to 250. This will nominally correspond, for example, to the average Russian pension, but at the same time it will be significantly inferior to it in purchasing power. So, judging by the information from social networks, a kilogram of ordinary beef in Argentina costs about 10 dollars, and a month of renting an apartment varies from 400 to 900 dollars.


However, despite the indignation of people, the "reform" was still pushed through. Now many will be left with almost a third of their monthly income.

The next steps Makri, according to media reports, should be the abolition of the 8-hour working day (it is allowed to extend it to 10 hours) and the introduction of new forms of employment contracts that reduce the rights of employees.

It is clear that the Argentine authorities do not go for such “reforms” from a good life. Compared with 2015 year (the last year of the presidential cadence of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner), the average per capita income in Argentina fell from 14854 dollars to 12507, unemployment jumped from 7,1% to 8,4, and inflation rose from 26,9% to 41. If in 2015, the growth of the country's economy was 2,6%, then in 2016, it fell to 2,2%. The slight rise of 2017 expected by the authorities for the year of fall cannot compensate for 2016.

In Argentina, public sector cuts have already taken place, utility rates and transport fares have been raised at times. But this did not solve the problems. Not only has the economy fallen, so the West-oriented neoliberal Mauricio Macri will have to repay his debts, which the past, center-left government has refused. And most of all, ordinary people are outraged by the fact that the current authorities solve all problems not at the expense of large and medium-sized businesses, but by getting into the pockets of ordinary people. The tax reform promoted today in Argentina, according to media reports, suggests reducing the number of taxes for large businesses, reducing their level and introducing tax holidays.

However, for Mauricio Macri, the heir to the business empire of his father-magnate, a native of the Italian family who actively supported Benito Mussolini, “ordinary people” are an alien element. And forcing pensioners to fold for the sake of bankers and casino owners, all was well, a step quite natural for him.

The question is about what half of the Argentine population thought about when voting for the 2015 of the year was not for those who had worked for years to improve the well-being of the people, but for pro-Western populists who didn’t even hide their plans?

Against the background of “achievements”, Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, despite the black PR campaign against her and her children (the Kirchner family was accused of corruption and money laundering at the start of the year, and then and become a senator, returning to big politics.

By a “strange” coincidence, immediately after the new political successes of the ex-president, even more serious accusations were made against her than before.

She, in particular, was officially accused of treason. According to Argentine security officials, Kirchner allegedly helped to hide information about the details of the explosion at the Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires in 1994. They say, in exchange for the fact that the authorities did not conduct an investigation that could indicate the involvement of Iranian representatives in the blast, Tehran agreed to conclude a trade agreement with Argentina advantageous for Buenos Aires. On the basis of such extraordinary charges, the court decided to arrest three supporters of Kirchner (including the former foreign minister), and demanded that the Senate lift immunity for subsequent arrest - and from the ex-president herself.

Moreover, the Argentine federal court unexpectedly decided that the prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was previously considered to have committed suicide in January 2015, could not shoot himself in the head. Nisman, according to supporters of the current Argentine authorities, died shortly after he came out against Kirchner. True, no connection was found between the ex-president and the death of the prosecutor. The only person who was able to blame the Argentine authorities for the death of Nisman - is his employee, who handed him a gun for self-defense. Nevertheless, the context in which the case of the death of Nisman surfaced, by itself, throws the day at Kirchner.

According to the mysterious "coincidence of circumstances", the investigation was sharply intensified both in the "Iranian" case and in the case of the death of the prosecutor against the background of the growing popularity of the ex-president and her election to the Senate. And there is practically no doubt that even if the existing criminal cases against Kirchner fall apart, the new ones will not take long to wait.

Tellingly, pro-Western forces came to power in Argentina not as a result of a military coup, the Orange Revolution or the Maidan, but by the results of democratic elections.

In the media and social networks, you can find statements that Kirchner "tired", "become boring". Makri was called “a good guy,” and they believed in his slogans like “We can live better!” And they believed until recently - after all, in October, the pro-government forces performed quite well at the parliamentary elections. Many people saw only when Makri's hand was literally in their pockets ...

There is nothing new under the sun. We can observe something similar not only in Latin America or in the former Soviet republics, but even in Europe. In the same way, the French were still quite recently fascinated by the “good guy” Macron, and only a few months after he was elected to the presidency, they took to street protests against his social policy. It would seem that the whole world had stumbled so many times on neoliberals that this lesson could already be well learned, but before the next elections or “color revolutions”, pro-Western media with thousands of bots in social networks are included, and entire countries, as if falling into a trance, in a daze, follow the liberal prophets to come to their senses only after a painful encounter with reality.

... In the summer of the outgoing year, a photo on which a little girl from the Indian people of Guaraní on all fours drinks water from a muddy puddle in the heat gained viral popularity on the Internet. It happens in the Argentine city of Posadas, on the border with Paraguay. In the provinces, the Argentine Indians have no work, and poverty drives them to cities where parents drive for pennies, and young children are forced to beg and drink water from puddles. The photos were watched by millions of people, many of whom sympathized with the child, absolutely not thinking about what brought him to such a life. And the answer to this question is obvious. Simply, tax holidays for casinos and payment of debts on IMF loans are much more important than a bottle of water for a baby-guarani.
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  1. siberalt
    siberalt 3 January 2018 06: 44 New
    +3
    And why are the Argentines alarmed? If they cut their pension even by 40%, then it will be no less than the average for Russia. winked Another thing is if they, at the same time, raised excise taxes on cigarettes or gasoline.
    1. unignm
      unignm 3 January 2018 07: 40 New
      +4
      read it again
      1. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny 3 January 2018 12: 01 New
        +7
        It does not read. It reads only the lines in full.
    2. mr.Man
      mr.Man 3 January 2018 22: 27 New
      +1
      I remember the "enlightened" advisers from the West with our liberals in the 90s proposed the Argentine way of development for Russia ...
      If Russia accepted their advice, now in Russia it was like in the maidland (if it had survived by this time) ...wassat
      Although maybe football would be better played without legionnaires?
  2. unignm
    unignm 3 January 2018 07: 38 New
    0
    and in Argentina, capitalism or socialism?
  3. demiurg
    demiurg 3 January 2018 08: 05 New
    +3
    How can a kilo of beef cost $ 10 in Argentina? With delivery to Russia, even 50-60 percent cheaper.
    1. fa2998
      fa2998 3 January 2018 10: 05 New
      +9
      We are used to - we chew that they will! What $ 10-11, livestock farming is pasture there, naturally the cost is noticeably lower than in Russia. The absence of expensive buildings, the feed is not grown, and is not put into storage, etc. request
      And the reaction of the Argentine people is happy - it made the government worse, and reached the streets! Our pensions are beggarly, communal unbearable - but they shout “Hurray”, and the power rating is 99,, 9% fool hi
      1. Okolotochny
        Okolotochny 3 January 2018 12: 03 New
        +5
        You consider annual inflation.
  4. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 3 January 2018 08: 07 New
    +4
    A kilogram of beef in Argentina costs $ 10? Where is he standing there so much? Probably in stores somewhere in a closed enclave for foreigners and Schlumberger workers or in the "rich" area in Buenos Aires. Here are the "real" prices, but if you buy on the market, which most poor Argentines do, it’s even cheaper (30-50%): http://www.globalprice.info/?p=argentina/tsenu-v-
    Argentina
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 3 January 2018 08: 21 New
      +1
      What do we carry? Beef, what was frozen for strategic stocks in the 70? Burst yourself. Or maybe the article is about marbled beef? laughing recourse
      1. thinker
        thinker 3 January 2018 08: 25 New
        0
        And why argue, is it difficult to verify?
        a kilogram of beef tenderloin (Spanish Lomo) will cost you $ 11.

        http://www.argentinagid.com/zhizn-v-argentine/cen
        iv-argentine /
  5. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 3 January 2018 09: 00 New
    +9
    Almost absolutely the same as ours! Only retirement is more elegant. First, a pension is raised by 300-500 rubles, and then through an increase in tariffs for housing and communal services, an increase in taxes, an increase in food prices, etc. retirees in a corner! We have the same absolutely liberal government and president. It's only the beginning.
  6. moskowit
    moskowit 3 January 2018 09: 34 New
    +8
    And most of all, ordinary people are indignant at the fact that the current authorities are solving all the problems not at the expense of large and medium-sized businesses, but climbing into the pocket of ordinary people. The tax reform being promoted today in Argentina, according to media reports, involves reducing the number of taxes for large businesses, reducing their level and introducing tax holidays.

    Is it really in Argentina? And I thought that we have .... Look at what a consolidated society is, and if they completely take away our pension, no one will move. They will whimper in the corners and back streets ....
    1. sabotage
      sabotage 3 January 2018 11: 39 New
      +5
      Quote: moskowit
      And most of all, ordinary people are indignant at the fact that the current authorities are solving all the problems not at the expense of large and medium-sized businesses, but climbing into the pocket of ordinary people. The tax reform being promoted today in Argentina, according to media reports, involves reducing the number of taxes for large businesses, reducing their level and introducing tax holidays.

      Is it really in Argentina? And I thought that we have .... Look at what a consolidated society is, and if they completely take away our pension, no one will move. They will whimper in the corners and back streets ....

      They will not whimper. They will shock nuclear weakness, blame the Anglo-Saxons and consider the American public debt. Well, Chetamukhokhlov should not be forgotten.
  7. cedar
    cedar 3 January 2018 10: 29 New
    +9
    Clutching a piece of meat .., we risk missing the main idea in the article, and it is in the following. The people with their little hands, but at the suggestion of the bankers, tightened the noose around his neck, allowing Kirschner to be thrown off and placing the promise of Mauricio Macri, a protege of world bankocracy.
    See at the root, dear. The world bankers began to play a similar performance in Russia ...
    1. GAF
      GAF 3 January 2018 15: 56 New
      +1
      Quote: cedar
      See at the root, dear. The world bankers began to play a similar performance in Russia ...

      Dear, they are looking at a piece of meat. Apparently not enough on the festive table. Pensions are small compared to Argentines. So they worry about the weakness of our retirees, who are unable to go to the demonstration with an appeal: "You give a pension like in Rent." And the fact that Argentina was given for slaughter and to whom is not a big question. Iran has already been pulled up - you’ll know who you’ve sworn "friend" ...
  8. Bastinda
    Bastinda 3 January 2018 10: 40 New
    +5
    And the sneaky Don Pedro never married the unfortunate Conchita!
    It is clear that the Argentine authorities do not go for such "reforms" from a good life. According to the Brazilian edition of Folha, compared with 2015 (the last year of the presidency of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner), the average per capita income in Argentina dropped from $ 14854 to $ 12507, unemployment jumped from 7,1% to 8,4, and inflation rose from 26,9% to 41. If in 2015, the country's economy grew by 2,6%, then in 2016 it fell to 2,2%. The small increase in 2017 expected by the authorities in the fall of 2016 will not be able to compensate.

    And if you compare with our data of the same period?
  9. Dart2027
    Dart2027 3 January 2018 12: 28 New
    +1
    The question is about what half of the Argentine population thought about when voting for the 2015 of the year was not for those who had worked for years to improve the well-being of the people, but for pro-Western populists who didn’t even hide their plans?
    Hegel's paradox:
    “History teaches man that man learns nothing from history”
  10. zyzx
    zyzx 3 January 2018 14: 38 New
    +1
    Of course, I don’t know the specifics of taxation in Argentina, but how can the beef that Argentina exports to the Russian Federation cost one and a half times more than ours?
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 3 January 2018 18: 36 New
      +2
      Forgot how they brought meat frozen to us in the 1974 year? About five years ago there was a scandal. Argentines that will eat this? I doubt it. They cheapen their stocks, and our capitalists are happy.
  11. MA3031SWL
    MA3031SWL 3 January 2018 21: 02 New
    0
    Moron-he and in Argentina a stupid person. Ukrentina hi
  12. AKC
    AKC 3 January 2018 21: 44 New
    0
    I don’t think at all about what brought him to such a life
    Well, maybe Russia also had a hand in it when it began to develop its meat production?
    therefore, I propose to help the Argentines. and buy meat from them! who is in favor of supporting the Argentine manufacturer?
    And you still have to repay the debts, otherwise you get a kind of “Yanukovych debt” in the Argentinean version! it was not necessary to borrow money !, why did you take it, maybe there was no choice? no one except the IMF did not give? superficial article. could write easier to blame bankers. USA and IMF !!!!
  13. Klaus
    Klaus 3 January 2018 23: 33 New
    +2
    He lived all these years with just one thought, he didn’t eat up, he didn’t finish it, he only thought about how his comrades live in argentina argentina. You stay there, Barbudos!
  14. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2018 05: 00 New
    0
    as a result of the dispersal by the police of a mass protest action directed against cutting pensions to residents of the country.

    In the photo are pensioners? Here is life !!! repeat
    should be the abolition of the 8-hour working day (allowed to extend it to 10 hours) and the introduction of new forms of the employment contract,
    AUTHOR, it wasn’t "in the dashing 90s" with us, Prokhorov was pushing ahead of the elections.
    And most of all, ordinary people are indignant at the fact that the current authorities are solving all the problems not at the expense of large and medium-sized businesses, but climbing into the pocket of ordinary people. The tax reform being promoted today in Argentina, according to media reports, involves reducing the number of taxes for large businesses, reducing their level and introducing tax holidays.

    You are going the right way, comrades! Kudrin go and wrote a program for you?
  15. Nemesis
    Nemesis 4 January 2018 05: 44 New
    +2
    The pension reform proposed by Putin and the company in the Russian Federation looks no less absurd and anti-popular ... His grandmother gave birth to something, and the fact that a bunch of younger women cannot give birth, due to a state of health that does not get better from his anti-people’s health care reforms, he does not want to notice this ...