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School comic strips to depict the turbulent IMF/Argentina relation

Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 07:13 UTC
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Argentina high school students are enjoying four comic strips, part of the official program, which satirizes the turbulent relation of the country with the IMF, presenting one of the works under the attractive name of “An intruder in the family”. Read full article


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  • Nicholas

    What a bull shit. No wonder that argies are so stupid...(che idiots)

    Jul 10th, 2010 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • katraskin II

    I agree, its bull shit. Without doubt it’s part of the permanent brainwashing.

    Jul 10th, 2010 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    And the K government says that the media puts out erroneous info!

    Jul 10th, 2010 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Cant wait for the Falklands Indoctrination cartoon for the argie kids

    Kevin the Kelper eats argentine children

    Jul 11th, 2010 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    It already exists, it is a comic strip made into a movie called Patoruzito where the little Patagonian Indian has to go to Buenos Aires to fight for the land he inherited from his father that is being stolen by “evil foreigners” which are of course Americans and British.
    Qualifier...I never saw it but someone told me about it.

    Jul 11th, 2010 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • avargas2001

    I wonder if the cartoon depicts anything on the british trolls coming to pest with their vias comments on press reports concerning Latin Americans, by know they must have figured out that staying here, or taking Malvinas will not make them Argentine. I didn't even know this cartoons existen and the trolls already have a defamation group fully at work with #1 at the front of the sharade.

    Jul 12th, 2010 - 05:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    South America just gets funnier and funnier.

    Jul 12th, 2010 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    This is difficult to comment on as there is no indication of the age range of high school students. However, assuming some sort of comparison with the United States, we are considering students between the ages of 14 and 18 years. And these individuals are being issued with comic strips? Cheaper than text books, I suppose.

    Jul 13th, 2010 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    Notwithstanding many idiots reject it, that was the reality of my country during so many years, and we dont have to allow it to happen again, i admire the creativity of our students, i think it was great, but the most important is that we must keep on being independent in economic issues, because that's the base of our total independence, i know that our government is not the best, it made big mistakes, but there are also planty of great achievements, no matter who is going to be in the power in the future, our authoritys must continue with this process, and improve what is wrong, ten years ago, many of our compatriots were desperate for inmigrating to spain, because there was no any future in argentina, beside the government of that year had to beg to the imf because it ned money to keep the 1 to 1 program, finally that situation exploted with the cirsis of 2001.
    Luckilly the situation now is much diferent in many aspects, there are still planty of serious problems in my country, but we have a future now, we can progress, and it must continue for good, i really hope it happens.

    Jul 13th, 2010 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    “we have millions of immimigrants waiting for over 6 months for their legal status in EU”

    I post the above extract from a comment by gassy. These are undoubtedly the “compatriots were desperate for inmigrating to spain, because there was no any future in argentina” that axel mentions.

    So,tell us, axel. Now that things are soooo much better in Argentina, why aren't all your compatriots flooding home?

    Jul 14th, 2010 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    Your comment is just what more show of your ignorance about our reality, firstly, thousands of argentines who were living in spain , returned to argentina, and there are also 17000 american people who are living in our country, about the argentine inmigrants who are living in the usa, if they decided to stay there, maybe it's because they live better in the usa, beside we still have many serious problems, we are not switzerland or norway, but we improved so much, our unemployed level in 2003 was 22%, now it's 10%, our povertys line was 53%, now it's betwen 23 or 33% (these numbers belong to private stadistics), i dont believe neither in then indec, as you can see, we are still a very unequal society, but no one can deny that we improved so much, and there much more oportunitys to progress now, than what we had ten years ago.
    On the other hand, your analysis are allawys so incomplet, and ignorant, why dont your inform your self wityh diferent points of view, not just one.

    Jul 16th, 2010 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    According to Wikipedia, GDP(PPP) per capita for Argentina is $14,560
    GDP(PPP) per capita for Venezuela is $12,201
    GDP(PPP) per capita for Falkland Islands is $25,000
    GDP(PPP) per capita for the UK is $34,619
    and GDP(PPP) per capita for the USA is $46,381.

    Long way to go yet then, eh?

    Jul 16th, 2010 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    I insist that your analysis are so ignorant, i would never compare my country with the usa, the uk, or the malvinas, the u.k. and the usa are developed nations, they have a higher industrial level, my country is a development country, it's an important country too, because it joins the g.20, and it's fifth economy of the continent, but i can't never compare it with the usa, or the u.k.
    Regarding to the malvinas, it's a population of just 3000 people, they have hight incomes per capita, i think it's the reachest place in the world at the moment, but it can't be compared with a country of 40 millions of people dont you think?, beside argentina joins the group of countrys with high human development, like the usa, the u.k., and the malvinas, that's one of the few points that we can have in comun.
    I really hope that some day we have the same industrial development of the u.k. or the usa, there are one million aspect that i admire from those countrys, specially the u.k., anyway if we want to talk about the reality of diferent countrys, we must take into account many aspects of them, not just a few.

    Jul 16th, 2010 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Good. Start with human rights.

    Like the right of the Falkland Islanders to self-determination.

    Jul 16th, 2010 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    One more of your ignorant analysis, i dont deny the right to self determination for the islanders, but they have to understand too that we have right to claim for our territorial integrity, when you read my survey, you'll see why i hold this, i will allways say that we must find a solution that respects the rights, the wishes, and the interests of both sides.

    Jul 16th, 2010 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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