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Riots and institutional crisis in Cristina Fernandez Santa Cruz province

Friday, December 30th 2011 - 06:07 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández had to postpone on Thursday plans to fly to Santa Cruz where she is planning to spend New Year’s Eve with her son and daughter, following an institutional crisis and street rioting that left at least 23 injured and the resignation of several top posts in the provincial administration. Read full article


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  • Teaboy2

    Lol and if argentinas economy was doing so well as the argy bloggers want us to believe then why are they taking such drastic actions of difict reduction, cutting pensions and social benefits, suspending salary increases and increasing retirement ages which adds to pensions cuts and will also result in more unemployed due to people working longer. These measures are only made when a country is facing deep economic issues, it seems argentina has left things late and are all of a sudden, now the election is other starting to act upon it, after leading the argentine population to believe the economy was doing really well prior to the election.

    Well done argentina, your people fell for your cover up hook line and sinker and some still believe your doing well economically.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Yes, Teaboy2 & this is one of the richer provinces!
    Don't worry, Santa Cruzians, things will be much better for you when we take over the province.
    Our claim is no more ridiculous than yours.♥

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Argentina is in serious trouble, the price of Soy is down 6-8% this year, they have a drought like in 2008 where they harvested 70% of their typical crop and car exports are dying. All the hard currency has already been raided and the don't have the funds to pay off the Paris Club or the holdouts so they can't issue int'l bonds. This has been expected for years now it is finally at fruition. It will be fun to watch just wait until people are back from vacations in late Feb/March when it's hot and they can't afford to run the a/c, it is going to get ugly.
    BTW I would be rioting too if my gas, water, electricity and some taxes went up 300% in a month!

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    The truth it´s unveiling at last. The populist waste of funds during the last office term of Ms. Botox (and previous of his husband) is now as the Damocles spade hanging over her head.....Not all that shine is gold, difficult lesson to be learnt by the common people after that long party paid with the “all people money” (included the appartments at BA downtwon owned by a person who has increased her personal fortune 600% through last years....meanwhile some people is suffering famine death in the northen country)....It´s a real paradox, don´t you think ????

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And not a sqeek out of any argies bloggers,
    who at this moment are searching for thinky for advice
    argentina is finnished, what can we say,
    oh tell them is was just a pop concert that had a few kids who drunk to much,
    come on argies, defend your great country, tell us how great it is,
    oh by the way, the falklands are still british,

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    She decided not to travel to Santa Cruz, she's a coward.

    @4 Not only in the North of the country, if you make a trip through the north of Córdoba province, you'll find people living like rats and with some lovely Vinchucas as companions. I know those bugs are in many places in South America, but at least the government of Cristina that says is so progressive could do something to fight against those plagues. But since the majority of those people can't even read or write, the government just don't care. What can those people do? Nothing, they're defenseless.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dixit

    You know well who are the Santa Cruz ... YOU KNOW ... (IF YOU WROTE THAT THIS, Because the note is not signed .... who wrote it? Sweeper?) that Cristina did not fly for another reason .... .. do not do the giles ..... A PARTY ... THAT PUT THE GOVERNMENT OF CRISTINA ???.... You know who's the Momo Venegas got there, the friend of the genocidal syndicalist trade unionist Coup ..... ...... You know that every year the same thing .... if ... or not? ... Of course you do .... THEN WHY USE THESE TITLES HORN ??.... Hopefully, one day journalists engaged in journalism with the Ten Commandments in hand ..... WHILE .... have lost prestige ... They no longer believe nothing .... Stop lying .... ALL MY outrage .... THIS NOTICE From Argentina ... I say ENOUGH Monopoly! S.I.P. ENOUGH .... STOP PRESS .... CANALLA CRISTINA FERNANDEZ was voted by 54% TOLD WHAT TO SAY ... WHAT CRISTINA CRISTINA ... are telling the people of Argentina ... THIS TATTOO ON THESE NERDY ... they make it clear ... . ARGENTINE PEOPLE JUST TELL THE MANIPULATION OF THE MEDIA .....

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 7 The Ten Commandments, I see... so, are you Moses then? Andá a dormir la mona, borrachín.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Riots in Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Chavez (© ElaineB) home province!!!!!

    Well, who would have thought that: all the Brits for a start.

    And she decided not to travel there with the dynamic duo (Thin Girl and Fat Boy) to avoid further embarrasment and / or spark further riots at her personage.

    I see from the photo the riot police are we clothed and armed unlike some of the poor deluded commoners who voted for her, I bet they are wishing they had voted for someone else now.

    And where are the other Stupid Heroes, Pretend Irishman, the Fabled Pratt-Junta, et al? Conspicuous by their absence. Great news, the downfall cometh, the Ides of March will soon be upon her.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina is the one who may well be finished,
    Their bloggers are probably to ashamed to show their faces [text] on this one.

    Still,, whilst the cats away ??

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kelper San

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández had to postpone on Thursday plans to fly to Santa Cruz, following an institutional crisis and street rioting that left at least 23 injured and the resignation of several top posts in the provincial administration, No No they are not rioting, as the new law of the land now makes them all terrorists and as such can bet shot, and anything they have can be taken by the state.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob the argentine

    #2, Isolde. As I am living in Mendoza, could you take over Mendoza too or I will need to move to Santa Cruz?
    Happy New Year for all the bloggers.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    The forum got full of conspiracy nuts and doomtards.
    Nothing will happen, everything will continue to be alright.

    Dec 30th, 2011 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Doomed, gloomed & entombed. Poor Sta Cruz.
    @12 Yes, Rob, you'll have to move south. We don't want any land north of Chubut. :)
    @7 Dixit,
    What exactly are you trying to say, my good fellow?
    HNY♥ 2 all.

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    A local issue nothing more nothing spreading like London to Birmingham to Mamchester.Car sales reach 860,000 the central bank reserves rise 2 billion in a month Mar Del Platas hotels 95% full in December before the holiday season even begin.No Malvinenses Argentina continues to grow with the odd provincial problem but as for riots watch England 2012 thats where you will see the real thing as Europes implosion continues. Unlike the rest of the continent where they put their money into welfare rather than the armed forces there is little social protection for the periphery

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 15 “ a local issue” of course it is a local issue, or do you think this is an international issue? Who cares about those Malvinas fantasy islands when millions live in misery in Argentina? Only an Irish lad.

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 02:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I see O gaga is on the rant again.

    Ducking the issues, everything is OK, 2 billion in the bank (taken off Argentinos trying to flee the country with their own money).

    Ides of March will soon be here O gaga. :o)

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    15. Why do you keep avoiding my questions? If your mask slipping?

    Starting tomorrow gas, water & electricity go up 350% for 250K families. That is a HUGE blow to inflation #'s wanna bet it doesn't budge for INDEC though?
    Fundamentals don't change; Soy down 7-8% y/o/y and car exports dead or dying, imports stopped at the borders...panic has set it.
    The riots usually start in the provinces and move to BA, everyone is on vacation now but let's watch mid Feb/March. It hot and they can't afford to run the a/c fun fun.

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    18 yankeeboy

    Don't hold your breath waiting for Pretend Irishman O gaga.

    He has no answers other than personal abuse or lies.

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Perhaps they are just celebrating the pending New Year,
    Riots in Argentina, their, to civilised to have riots
    [aren’t they ?? ]

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Yankee what question did you ask.You talk complete bollocks all the time you are a complete pendejo who tells us the country is going down the tubes when money is actually flooding into the BCRA.Who talks of 350% rises do you expect even Conqueror with all his hates and pains to take you seriously.
    Christy when it comes to delusion you are almost in yankees class but
    Feliz año nuevo Walter Mittys

    Dec 31st, 2011 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The question was, Are you an Irishman living in BA?

    The reason BCRA has extra $ is because they stole “borrowed” fro Anses

    Tendrán alzas en sus facturas de hasta 350%.

    Oh its Clarin they hate CFK so they lie.....

    Jan 01st, 2012 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Valle Ricardo

    o googoogaagaa
    Shut up you idiot.
    local issue is it?
    There are riots ALL THE TIME in Argentina. yes smaller in nature but riots non the less. you know nothing. The country is down the tubes. Anyone living here can tell you that. money flooding in eh? What a completly predictable idiotic response from a government troll.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    21 O gaga

    I refer you to 23 Valla Ricardo: seems you may be wrong, AGAIN!

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    its seems that the indocrinated are being told the truth, by their own people, and when that happens, you know its a lot worse than it really is,

    give up your obsession to the falklands, and look after your people ,
    make them proud of argentina, instead of hating the british .

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    21 O gara (#)
    Talking Bollocks seems to be YOUR forte IRA lover.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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