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Half a million families live in Buenos Aires slums and keep expanding vertically and horizontally

Friday, October 7th 2011 - 22:12 UTC
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Over half a million families live in 864 slums and irregular settlements in metropolitan Buenos Aires surrounding Argentina’s capital. Of this number 66% have over fifteen years since founded and in 65% of them expansion either horizontally or vertically continues. Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    come on cristina, bring it on baby, because you're doing a great job :) Argentina avanza! hacia el abismo.

    Oct 07th, 2011 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    that picture is not of Argentina...

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • denaon

    that picture was taken in Buenos Aires, I can tell

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 04:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    This article, including the photo, is a very good representation of Argentina today. About 99.9% of these problems are either due to the National government of CFK or to the province (not City) of Buenos Aires.

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 05:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    And some argentines on here say that britain is going down the pan, perhaps they should concern themselves more about the problems their own counrty are facing, such as this, before comparing Argentina to Britian. You do not see slums and shanty towns in Britain. Perhaps CFK should spend money on building them proper accomadation and infastructure, instead of purchasing 20 pairs of shoes at a price of around $5,000 USD per pair ($100,000 USD in total equal to 420,900.01 argentine peso's)

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stillakelper

    Argentina would be better served by a Government that provided money to alleviate poverty instead of wasting it on minting coins to celebrate igniminious defeat.

    What sad and deplorable judgement.

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    the location area of Buenos Aires is wrong...

    the Mar del Plata side is more appropriate area ...

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    even their own bloggers ignore the truth, and gone rather quiet,
    but think, about it, so far, along the mailin r/d at least geo got one in .

    Oct 08th, 2011 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Wow...Just, wow.

    Oct 09th, 2011 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    According to CFK the vertical growth of the slums is a sign of the country's success. Shades of 1984 and yet the populous buys it...

    Oct 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    well i supose their is a grain of truth ,
    the poor argies are going up in the world, even if it is another story high,??

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    As others have pointed out - Its funny how they are quick to condem the UK, yet when the truth about their own country comes out their even quicker at hiding in shame and choosing to ignofre the facts sense it does not tallying with their own false version of facts lol.

    Also noticed how us Brits and the islanders are quick to defend the UK or the Islands from negative articles, and put the record straight when it paints a false picture. Yet never have i seen an argentine defend his countries honour, though i heard plenty of them were happy to give up without a fight. Seems the gene responsible for that has been past down to the next generation too ;))

    Also no doubt some idiots here will class these high storey buildings as sky scrapers and try arguing their country is better because they have more sky scrapers then the UK, like one such argentine poster tried argueing a few months back lol

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Still can't believe this is a capital city.

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    neither can they
    laugh laugh.

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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