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Argentine government delays ‘lapidary’ report on the trains’ system

Thursday, March 1st 2012 - 04:45 UTC
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With its strategic majority in Argentina’s National Auditing Office, AGN, the government of President Cristina Fernandez delegates managed to delay for two days a most critical report on the situation of the country’s train system and particularly the Sarmiento line involved in an accident which killed 51 passengers and injured 703. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    Don't use our trains, or you'll regret it. if you're a tourist, stay away from trains.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 04:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Don't read the report, you'll regret it. It'll be mainly full of blank pages and a nice cover.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 08:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @1 so what do you do? Walk and tread in dogshit?... take a taxi and get dudded? Take the Trene de Costa and pay a 500% premium? Dont bother visiting at all??

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @3 “I'm choosing the last option, bob”

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bombadier Spoon

    @1, Don't worry about the tourists. At this rate they would have turned every thing away anything/one that has been in the Falklands, near the Falklands, docked/landed in the UK, travelled over the UK or has been or travelled over/through any country or state that has a union jack on the flag.

    Tourism is not really a problem the RG's are thinking about, or the economy (sensibly anyway), trade, education, actually this is where I will stop as the list could go on and on. Unlike the train that crashed. I don't think that is going anywhere anymore, niether some of its passengers (low blow I apologise) No death should made into a joke. Apart from CFK's. No wait that was also un-called for. Bless her little cotton socks she should be looked after. She is of great amusement and entertainment for myself. When ever she opens her mouth I usually mutter something upon the lines of “this should be good”

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @5 should be doing it's own cruises of the Antarctic. Would be more interesting than staring at angry argies.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “However Despouy in spite of not revealing details of the report said that the last edition dating back to 2008 had some descriptions of the situation and management of the TBA trains system which was lapidary.”

    What the hell has polishing gemstones got to do with anything on the railways?

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @7 Cheap conjurers trick. Look at the sparkling gemstones while I steal your wallet.

    Mar 01st, 2012 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • egarcia1970

    @7 “What the hell has polishing gemstones got to do with anything on the railways?”

    The Spanish noun “lapidario” is the same as the English “lapidary” but in Argentina it's also commonly used as a verb meaning “damning” or “conclusive in a negative way” which this report certainly is. ;-)


    Mar 02nd, 2012 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    9 egarcia1970

    Thank you for that, it makes sense now!

    I should have known it would be something like that, it seems every word in Espanol has 20 other meanings. Still, I think I am getting there.

    Mar 02nd, 2012 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • egarcia1970

    @10 “Thank you for that, it makes sense now!”

    You're welcome. I just realized I wrote “verb” when I meant “adjective” (DO'H!) I'm glad you understood my explanation anyway.


    Mar 02nd, 2012 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Of course the judge´s final decision was that the government was one of the “injured parties”, so that no blame can be placed on those government officials running the transportation systems. They too, were victoms of this horrible company running the trains for the government.

    Mar 03rd, 2012 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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