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Cristina Fernandez raps business, farmers and unions: Argentina is not Disneyland

Tuesday, February 14th 2012 - 21:16 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fenandez again full of stamina criticized farmers, business people and workers’ unions, and at the same time called on all sides involved to live in the real Argentina, “not fantasy land, because Argentina is not Disneyland”. Read full article


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  • GreekYoghurt

    KFC: “Argentina is not Disneyland. They don't shoot the indigenous population in Disneyland. However, we do share the same policy of geographical expansion”

    Hmm.. mickey mouse.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    The piece of the article I find most interesting is.....
    “Plus the fact that inflation is out of control, over 25% in spite of the official 9.8%.”

    9.8%? Ha ha. And they say the British have a good sense of humour. Would love to know what the person was smoking who came up with the figure! They should be awarded some sort of comedy award.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Now Argentina is not the paradise anymore. What happened? sudden reality?

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @2 She's just jealous because 1 Disney-dollar will buy you a good time on a ride. Whereas, a shopping trolley full of pesos ( will buy you approximately nothing.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    “business, farmers and unions” Sounds like someone is getting paranoid. When will she announce her final solution?

    You Argentine voters have yourselves to blame.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @5 I think the 'final solution' was answered when they 'recolonised' all the indigenous people into cattle trucks and sent them off to the northern territories to have a happier life. *cough* be shot *cough*

    Even the Kerchner Youth and League of Argentinian Maidens helped out.

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 10:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    They will take Disney to the United Nations next claiming Disneyland is actually a part of Argentina and she will create a story to try and prove it!

    All because... Minnie Mouse is less plastic, more intelligent, and much, much more popular. Whilst, Goofy has a better understanding of inflation issues than her!

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This article is a little off in the Union demands as of today they are asking for a floor of a 35% rise in salary!!

    Gonna be hard to deny after a 100% rise to the Senators...

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt


    KFC: “We went to disneyland in 1980 and we were there for 13 hours. Buenes Aires then said this Disneyland is Argentinian territory, but then the Mickey Mouse said we had to leave and kicked us out. The population the next day wasn't Argentinian so we the public told us to go back with guns and the Police arrested us. Now we're going to the UN Colonisation Committee to get Disneyland to negotiate on sovereignty.”


    Feb 14th, 2012 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nitrojuan

    Well... at least Disneyland exist... Falklands is the fantasy name of Malvinas,,,,

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina is not Disneyland
    Honest words from a comedian

    . 10 nitrojuan/ at least Disneyland exist

    And so does the Falklands,

    Sadly it is the Malvinas that is a fantasy


    Feb 14th, 2012 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    The Falklands do exist!

    Or has your brainwashing government told you they don't? Just like how they tell you inflation is a 9.8%? Just like how they tell you there is no corruption?

    Feb 14th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @10 I guess the Goebellian strategy of “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed” is working well there in Argentina. Kind of ironic that your government is also authoritarian nationalist socialist.

    Those Nazis are really peaceful, eh.

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    The Kirchners have been utra-paranoid narcissists since day one. Any problems that occur is the unions fault, the business sectors fault, the foreigners fault, the industrialists, the farmers, or the opposition... That even the most perfervid Kirchnerist cannot deny. They need help for that.

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 01:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Have we got all this wrong... maybe the title should have been “Cristina Fernandez raps about business, farmers and unions in 'Argentina is not Disneyland'”

    KFC: Uh huh uh huh Argentina has a couple of businesses and farmers uh-huh uh huh and some lazy union people who don't unload things uh huh-uh huh I'm gonna get my smoke on, and my drink on.. someone give me some cristal...uh huh uh huh where dem white bytches at?

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    “May I remind them that it is the responsibility of good union leaders to look after the well being of all workers and not only those comfortably protected by their unions”.

    Hardly the Thatcheresque union busting implied in the title, it seems if anything Cristina is criticising the union bureaucracy from the left for representing a labour aristocracy and ignoring the needs of the poorest and the working class as a whole. All the time having to balance the pressures caused by the hostile international economic climate, and the obstructive role of right wing special interests in business and farming, to maintain the inclusive model that has worked so well since 2003. I can't see anything objectionable in the programme she's outlining to deal with it all, but it does appear to be a very difficult balancing act; but if anyone can pull it off its her.

    Also she's totally right on about Spain, and I could add my own country, whose one-percenter governments are slashing and burning the welfare state and our unions really need to get their act together to fight back.

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BenC30

    @16. There needs to be a balance. Argentina obviously haven't got this as there inflation is >20%. Unless you believe them when they report inflation at 9.8%?

    Feb 15th, 2012 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2


    “We must prepare all sectors of society for the coming austerity and the measures of control that will be necessary”


    Feb 16th, 2012 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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