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Tag: Andres Jafif

  • Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 09:46 UTC

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

    “We are happy, we can live in Punta del Este, we have a good time, we surf, work and bask in beaches”, argues Punta del Este elected mayor Andrés Jafif

    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”.