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Basic Foods’ Basket in Argentina increased 35.9% in twelve months

Tuesday, August 10th 2010 - 11:51 UTC
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The Basic Foods Basket, CBA, an index from Argentina’s Foundation for Latin American Economic Research (FIEL) increased 0.6% in July compared to the previous month, 21% in the first seven months of the year, and 35.9% over a year ago. Read full article


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  • stick up your junta

    Basket case

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Never mind. They're all getting a 22% pay increase. Funded by their government not paying its debts.

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    The election is pretty far away so, if inflation wad (yoy) 20% last yr and its already tracking at 35% this year wonder what it will be next year? I get 61%. That sounds fun. Wonder how Ks will stop it or if it will stop on its own. In 1989 the yearly inflation rate was 5000% no wonder no one cares about 35% hahahahaha.

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Maybe they could set up toll booths on the borders and rob tourists
    of congestion charge money

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    Last year inflation level was 17%, not 20, and this year it's forescated to be betwen 22 and 25% (by private stadistics), but what is omited in this articule is that most us had already a rase in our salarys, and before the ned of the year, we are going to hace another.
    Maybe all those ignorant diviners who like to give opinions about the situation of my country, should inform their selves better.

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoJo

    We wouldn't be so ignorant if it wasn't for the benefit of your survey results. Oops, by the way, where are they?

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    I already answered you in the comment of 20th of july, that i didn't finish my survey yet, when i end it, i will tell all of you, and i will publish it, but i could get so much information to refute many of the arguments from your side, i have the opinin of diferent british experts in international right who i incorporated to my investigation, anyway i prefer that you wait untill i publish it, because it's very long to explain all the arguments in this forum, there are planty of facts that we must take into account.

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    well we did our own survey in days.
    and was to publish them yesterday, but under the british closure act, we cannot publish for another hundred years, so i hope your will be quicker than ours .

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    I think you are smart, we can agree or not, but like i told you before, unless with you i can have a mature debate, so, your last comment is just an ironic and idiot message, if it made you laugh for awhile, ok that was good, but if you are going continue with that idiot behaviour, i dont care about wasting my time with morons.
    If you were so quick, and could finish a survey in days, congratulations, i can't do it, i need so much time because i want a serious investigation, that's why it will take more monthes to end it.

    Aug 10th, 2010 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Axel, 'most of you had an increase in your salaries'.... which is good... but I don't think the indigenous poor are on salaries... which is not good.
    Even if you are getting salary rises to match inflation it is not good that your country has this inflation. Inflation is not good... in the 70s with the oil price thing etc the whole world had it... not good. Now Argentina has it, most of the developed world has not.... this on on the far side of 'not good' for Argentina.
    I notice in the supermercados that the quality of the meat is going south while prices are going up. ... and still no butter in Disco.

    Why can't your government look at maybe New Zealand which was on the bones of its arse 30 years ago and figure out how to sort this out? Never forget no gain without pain...

    NZ... also dependent on agriculture and with limited mineral resources...

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Axel, If you are a teacher you should be able to do simple math, if inflation was 17% last year and it keeps rising at the same rate it will be 72% next year. Do you think you'll get a 72% raise next year? Doubt it, but I think that will be the least of your worries by that point.

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nicholas

    “Do you think you'll get a 72% raise next year?”

    Remember with the Kirchner's in power, everything is possible. also remember, it's god's will that they (well more she) stay president of that nation..LAUGH.

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 01:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Billy Hayes

    if inflation is the alternative to neoliberalism & recesion; inflation is a fair price.

    neoliberalims lead argentina to the verge of became a failed state in 2001; and now is leading UK out of top ten nations.

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marco

    Dear brits, are you running out of money? May I suggest to withdraw from Malvinas?.I guess the 1000 soldiers in Malvinas are enjoying a nice vacation counting penguins.

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Still more than enough to defend against you :)

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    9 axel arg (#)
    I think you are smart [thank you] for your comment.
    as for the rest, please remember that if you jump before you can walk.
    You are going to hurt yourself, the remark was a simple but adequate test on your theory, yet rather than quote seriously on a date, you rant on about morons [whoever they are] can you not understand, than when some one says he will create something big, but it never seems to arrive, it may be considered by some on here [not morons] as a white elephant,
    are you equated with the term white elephant, the whole point of a survey is that people can read it, not looking up the road to nowhere,
    people here think there is NO survey , i am only trying to help you, without giving away your own answer, please refrain the morons to bad Argentineans like [M] and [T] thank you

    Aug 11th, 2010 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    “but i could get so much information to refute many of the arguments from your side”

    So you've decided the outcome of your survey before you have even completed it Axel. Nice one! When you eventually publish it, I'll be taking it all with a pinch of salt...

    Aug 13th, 2010 - 08:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    A pinch? A hundredweight is nearer the mark!

    Aug 13th, 2010 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    no comment

    Aug 13th, 2010 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    I understand that you think that there is no survey, because you didn't see it yet, you have right to distrust because we dont even know eachother, but time will say you are wrong, now i am almost finishing my investigation, but i have to translate it, i dont think that any of you speaks spanish, but jason, finally if i say that i have so much information to refute your arguments, that's thanks to all these long monthes that i have searching evidences in the memorys of our chancery, i hope i can publish it before dicember, i have so much work to do, meantime keep on throwing all the salt that you want, i need it because i have low tention.
    On the other hand, not only in myside there are morons, in your side there are a lot too.

    Aug 13th, 2010 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Axel, how long of your life have you spent on this entirely pointless task? i hope it's not long.

    Aug 13th, 2010 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    I do love axel's concentration on his “survey”. Notice that he has been searching his country's chancery. A “chancery” is defined as a medieval writing office. Sounds about right for Argentina. What should we think of the records in his chancery? Is it possible that, despite what the Argentine government says, the chancery records will tell the truth?
    Is it possible that, against the possibility of Argentina having to appear before the ICJ, various Argentine governments will have “fixed” the records? Wonder if axel is set up to scientifically test the authenticity of documents?

    Aug 14th, 2010 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    I wonder if anyone will even care

    Aug 14th, 2010 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    HARRIER: It's just one more show of your ignorance and haughtyness, firstly the library of our chancery is a post grade library, it's very prestigious, and you can find there planty of evidences that support the argentine perspective and the british one, beside i already told you that i have also the opinions of many british experts in international right, so, i dont have only what our side says regarding the dispute, i hope that the two neurons that you have can understand this.
    ZETHE: What is pointless for you, is very relevant for me, i choose what i do with my time, i dont need your concern, beside if you are so sure about the rights of your country on the malvinas,what do you care i do ten surveys about the sovereign dispute.

    Aug 14th, 2010 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Don't remember saying i cared, or was even remotely intrested. it's pointless because.

    A. It will make no difference.
    B. Any rights you “may” have had 200 years ago are trumped by self determination.

    Aug 14th, 2010 - 11:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    axel. Don't write to me anymore. You are an ignorant, rude, little child. Nothing you have ever said has made sense and it seems unlikely that it ever will.
    Go ahead and do your dozy survey. As zethe rightly says it will make no difference and all is trumped by self-determination.

    Aug 15th, 2010 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Axel: Do you teach your students the concept of “self determination” in your geography class? Do you give them both sides of the issues regarding the Falklands? Do the maps you show of Tierra del Fuego show the land you dispute with Chile too? When do you think your curriculum will stop teaching fantasy?

    Aug 15th, 2010 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    you gotta learn to have fun.
    i was THINKing of history MARCO polo who drve to ARGENTINE in a car with only one AXEL with BILLY at the helm.
    crashed and never seen again,

    Aug 15th, 2010 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    when we study at school about the sovereign dispute, we know about the british perspective, we know what self determination means, and when i teach my piupirls about the the malvina issue, i will teach them what both sides hold regarding the dispute, they will get after their conclutions, like i did when i studyed the malvinas history when i was a teen.
    On the other hand i would like to know what can you know about what we teach at school, please, this is to much for today.

    Aug 15th, 2010 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    We know Argentine schoolchildren need comic strips, don't we?

    Aug 16th, 2010 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    I am married to an Argentinian so when I have a question I just ask my source. I live every day with Argentinian reasoning. Luckily the thought process is becoming more American everyday.

    Aug 16th, 2010 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Ethnography [wikapedia]
    Main articles: Ethnography of Argentina and Immigration to Argentina
    , Argentina is considered a country of immigrants.[41] Most Argentinians are descended from colonial-era settlers and of the 19th and 20th century immigrants from Europe, and 86.4% of Argentina's population self-identify as of European descent.[2] An estimated 8% of the population is Mestizo, and a further 4% of Argentinians are of Arab or Asian heritage
    so if they refer to malvinus, we should refer to [mestizo]land
    patagonia,land, after all did they not do what they claimed we did ??

    Aug 16th, 2010 - 11:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (31) fredbdc
    With the kind of disrespect you show for your wife's ethnic, social and cultural background..............and knowing Argentinean girls........... your marriage wont last long............ even if she is a “Mail-Order Bride”

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 08:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • harrier61

    Naughty Twinky

    Trying to interfere between a man and his wife.

    I notice there are lots of adverts around for Argentine brides. Anything to get out and into a proper country apparently.

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    9 years and we are closer than ever! As an Argentinian there were a lot of cultural adjustments to be made but after 4 years living here I don't think there is any desire to go back. There is too much opportunity here and most of our Argy friends (in their 30s and 40s) don't own their own cars or property. A lot of them are still living at home even though they are considered “middle class”. All of them that have visited have tried to stay but ended up going home when they figured out they weren't going to live with us while they got established. Is is very hard for undocumented workers to do anything but manual labor here and that was too beneath them so they went back to Argentina.

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    no comment

    Aug 17th, 2010 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (35) Fredbc

    9 years is nothing...........
    Just a word of advice...... Do a little introspective look if you are interested in “life quality”.....
    But, on the other way, I strongly suspect that life quality for you is just getting a new carm model every year.....
    I say no more.....

    Aug 18th, 2010 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Well 9 years is a huge portion of MY life! I have lived in both countries and am back in the one I love. I think your view is myopic. I have the ability to live anywhere in the world and I am living just where I want at this time. I had a great time living in Argentina until I didn't! I grew tired of the crime, corruption, noise, garbage piled up, carteneros, dogs roaming the streets etc. It wears on you.
    We are both very happy to be living in the USA and I don't see that changing any time in the near future.

    Aug 18th, 2010 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    fredbdc, Because Think does not generally agree with your oppinion it's just easier for narrow minded people like Think to just assume that any decision you have ever made in your entire life is wrong and any Argentinian who would dare to marry with someone who does not agree with his oppinion must either be insane or mail-order.

    Sad, really.

    Aug 19th, 2010 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    zethe, Regarding Thin, my impression is that he lives in a tiny town in a forgotten province at the end of the world. He is pissed at his own gov't for losing all of his money in one of the many economic crashes. He spends his life trying to re-live Argentinas glory days when they were actually relevant. He is just a bitter uneducated old man.... but... fun to torment.

    Aug 19th, 2010 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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