Friday, February 11th 2011 - 06:06 UTC

Two more babies die of malnutrition in north Argentina: seven in 40 days

Another two babies died of malnutrition in the Argentine northern province of Salta, totalling seven so far this year. They all belong to indigenous colonies in this case from the Wichi community living under subsistence conditions in non fertile areas of the province.

Indigenous colonies in the northern territory of Argentina

One of the babies that this month would have been one year old died in a government hospital and was diagnosed “extreme dehydration as a consequence of gastroenteritis”.

The other case involves a two year old girl from the Los Baldes colony which apparently presented similar symptoms but no final diagnosis has been disclosed.

The two deaths which bring this year’s total to seven were confirmed by Dr. Enrique Heredia, Salta province government Social Medicine Director.

“We don’t want to brush the dead under the carpet: we now have seven indigenous babies dead in the last fifteen days because of malnutrition”, admitted Heredia.

At the funeral the aunt of the one year old baby Adriana said that “my nephew was healthy and rosy, but then he started loosing weight and was with diarrhoea so my sister took him to hospital. He was hydrated with serum and discharged on the same day”.

“Three hours later he was dead” said Marcos, the father of the child. On Saturday “we were going to celebrate his birthday with a treat of chocolate and party for which the family had been saving for months”.

Meantime in the Tartagal hospital in one of the poorest areas of Salta, six babies are being treated for diarrhoea and vomiting and another dozen remain under observation.

Heredia said that sanitary staff in ten different teams had already arrived to Tartagal and would begin checking the aborigine population.
 

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1 xbarilox (#) Feb 11th, 2011 - 05:01 pm Report abuse
Imbecile, from Canada, the first world (it sounds so great), having fun in the snow while children die of malnutrition in this country, will say that this is just a lie, or that we are not well informed. Where is Florencia Kirchner, Cristina's daughter? She loves New York, Qatar and Turkey, but she doesn't care about Salta. Who cares, right? After all those people in Salta are illiterates and they don't count. Yes, I'll vote for Cristina!

“we were going to celebrate his birthday with a treat of chocolate and party for which the family had been saving for months.” You should tell Cristina about this, I'm sure she'll give you some money so you don't have to care about saving money for months.

Shakira en Salta, March 2011 (I hope the millionaire governor of Salta, Urtubey, will invite those kids to the concert of Shakira) The party goes on and on and on, children dying of malnutrition? What? Who cares!

translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.saltalibre.net%2FUrtubey-y-el-millonario-costo-de.html

Urtubey having fun with football guys:

noticias.iruya.com/images/stories/politica/provincial/pasarella_urtubey.jpg

Florencia having fun in Manhattan (rich man's world is so much fun! poor man's world is disgusting eww, don't you think Flor?)
www.perfil.com/fotogaleria/?filename=contenidos/2010/09/26/noticia_0018.html&fotoNro=7
2.bp.blogspot.com/_hc6Bk2UBPis/SJSjfCxDw1I/AAAAAAAAAlw/SanY123nOzo/s400/la%2Bhija%2Bde%2Bkirchner.jpg
3.bp.blogspot.com/_eP6LEazLxSY/SxCfRXCHlxI/AAAAAAAADoc/xMb4J9HwUbI/s1600/a+Florencia+Kirchner.jpg
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And the father of those kids in Salta was crying over a birthday party with a treat of chocolate, for which family have been saving for months, while Florencia spends in one night all the money that those people in Salta must save for months haha. Pizza and Champagne :)
2 I (#) Feb 11th, 2011 - 07:48 pm Report abuse
I will write the governor of Salta and ask him to give the the indigenos state land for them to produse food or grow vicuna for San Juan's industrial complex, I really hope they are willing to work because we can help only if they are willing to work.

Argentina's real enemy is moyano and his strikes for nothing, go to work without work production no country can keep away inflation, hunger or poverty.
en.mercopress.com/2011/02/02/soy-prices-soar-as-argentine-ports-are-blocked-by-week-long-strike
en.mercopress.com/2011/01/20/argentina-farmers-threaten-second-strike-of-2011
en.mercopress.com/2011/01/17/argentine-farmers-are-back-in-a-strike
something like this is happening in Egypt today.
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110209/egypt-strikes-protests
english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/02/20112107944393156.html
af.reuters.com/article/egyptNews/idAFLDE7191S620110210

Corn is up 92% in a year, wheat is up 80% - with the usual knock-on effect on the cost of bread, meat and dairy products. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has shown that global food prices have hit a record high, even higher than during the 2007/2008 food crisis. Food inflation now rules all over the world, not only Egypt (where, crucially, more than half of an average income goes for food; food price inflation in Egypt is at an enormous 17% a year).
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB11Ak01.html
3 briton (#) Feb 11th, 2011 - 10:41 pm Report abuse
They used to say that the pen was mightier than the sword,
but in Egypt’s case the internet and youth is mightier than countries,
it may be showing a new way to get rid of governments that the people don’t want, it certainly opens the doors to all countries that ignore the people.
If it can happen in Egypt and Tunisia, then it can possibly happen anywhere.
So if the argentine people ever get fed up they can always go the Egyptian way
Just a thought .
4 I (#) Feb 11th, 2011 - 11:33 pm Report abuse
true even the UK could opt for the Egypt's path, I hear there was a lot of strikes and demostrations in UK not too long ago, exept brits didn't have the wits to confront their king or is it a queen or is it a prime minister ?? lol no wonder there is no end to your problem, I was wondering if a military statein Argentina is better then a democracy ??? you guys speak bery good english but lack a lot in politics, no wonder everyone dealing with brits need to be armed with a nuclear weapons.

Corn is up 92% in a year, wheat is up 80% - with the usual knock-on effect on the cost of bread, meat and dairy products. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has shown that global food prices have hit a record high, even higher than during the 2007/2008 food crisis. Food inflation now rules all over the world, not only Egypt (where, crucially, more than half of an average income goes for food; food price inflation in Egypt is at an enormous 17% a year).
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB11Ak01.html
5 xbarilox (#) Feb 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am Report abuse
@ 4 Imbecile, you are the biggest coward ever! This article is about CHILDREN DYING OF MALNUTRITION, IN ARGENTINA, DURING THIS GOVERNMENT OF CRISTINA DE KIRCHNER! You laugh at people writing from Canada and talk about nuclear weapons as if the death of those people is caused by nuclear weapons instead of corruption in this government. Go have fun in the snow Imbecile, stay in Canada, don't say what's good for us, you have no idea because you escaped from Argentina when things got bad, coward!
6 Zethee (#) Feb 12th, 2011 - 08:41 pm Report abuse
4 I :

Why would we go Egypt''s path when we're happy with what we have?

“wits to confront their king or is it a queen or is it a prime minister”

We have a queen and a prime minister. You should ask yourself I, if you're so uninformed with the world should you really be giving people advice on what they should do?

It's clear you don't know anything. Your adivce is useless.
7 I (#) Feb 14th, 2011 - 11:05 pm Report abuse
#5 I forgive you, retards have the right to their opinion too, now go tell that to someone who cares I am not interested, if you and the farmers hadn't being on a strike those hungry children would have something to eat, but wait your head was too far in your back end to noticed the kids going hungry, lazy leaches, I pay Taxes in Canada unlike you leaches I will get my piece of barrick gold when I get back San Juan, and you will have to sit there and watch me take it just like you being watching the brits drill in Malvinas Argentinas.
#6 I am not selling and you don't have to buy it, I think my advice was a lot more helpfull then your opinion, in any case the brits give advise in here all the time and they know less then a retard, if we let british open their yap why couldn't we let the ducks quack, since you think my advice is useless don't waste your retard time responding to it, I am sure morons have better things to do.

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