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As locals in Punta del Este, “we enjoy a dignified and happy life”

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 09:46 UTC
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London's The Guardian in an article credited to Oliver Balch argues that Punta del Este, Uruguay's main international summer resort has become a 'golden ghetto' for the rich where the poor can't afford staples or lodging. However Mayor Andrés Jafif openly disagrees with the reporting and argues that ”we might be poor (by European standards) but we are happy, we can live in Punta del Este, we have a good time, we surf, work and bask in beaches”. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    A friend sent me the link to this article and I wrote back after reading it: typical Guardian, 20% correct, 80% bollox., nice pictures though.

    The example the author used regarding incomes were clearly ludicrous for PdelE and I began to wonder if he had actually been to the place.

    As for the Mayor, he should reduce council taxes and charges to businesses and the prices would come down: they were the most complained about in last years' tourist survey and why there are about half the number of ships coming to the place.

    But he is the local idiot and doesn't need to read the article he KNOWS what he thinks, just like another person we know!

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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