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Evita Peron 100 Pesos bill to commemorate 60th anniversary of her death

Thursday, July 26th 2012 - 08:50 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández unveiled a new 100 Pesos note featuring Eva Perón’s portrait to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her death in 1952. The Wednesday ceremony at Government House convened political allies and representatives from the banking and financial sectors. Read full article

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  • Idlehands

    Over a number of years the image of Eva will slowly transform into the face of CFK.

    Then it'll fall off and there'll be all sorts of chaos in the forgery market.

    NB How did Eva change world history? Propelling 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' up the charts?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    Do these notes have the ones cut off? LOL!

    How much does 100 pesos buy these days anyway? I'm guessing about two McDonalds meal deals max. This time next year probably one meal deal.

    100 Arg pesos = £14. Ouch!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 09:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Great! Not only do they honour Evita, but they'll be phasing out the “Conquest of the Desert” commemoration you guys always love to go on about, because guess what, Argentina has changed, Cristina is not a supporter of genocidal colonialism =) I hope that there can be Cristina notes while she is still President, or at least one with Nestor (was that being planned already or do I misremember) =)

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    CFK or Nestor on banknotes would be a perfect idea. Then whoever owns one will be reminded of who it was that caused it to be worth so little.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    And still worth absolutely nothing.
    They could have done a $200 pesos instead of $100.
    Even if the design is cool, i think Evita is way wrong there.

    Peronism = Cancer.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    The way inflation is in Argentina 100 pesos would best be in the form of a coin.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    It's a bit big isn't it?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    British_Kirchnerist you are the kind of fellowcountryman that makes me feel ashamed. You have not any idea about what was called the “Conquest of the Desert” so that's the reason why you consider it a genocide. You fell fooled by the media-government. I invite you to read books about this topic to learn a little about the “Conquest of the Desert”. In addition, I would like to make you remember that Evita was pollitically allied with Francisco Franco (quite a democratic character !!!). This new bill is another stupidity of Cristina to distract public opinion from the real problems of Argentina. Anywya, relaz, at the current inflation rate we will have to change our currency in a couple of years.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yomp to victory

    A whore unveiling a celebration of another whore .. and what could be more appropriate than a piece of paper that is as worthless as both of them?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    The only positive of this new note is that many argentines and foreigners tourists will want to hold some notes as a souvenir. If the government would print notes with pictures of Madonna, Roger Waters, the Rolling Stones, U2 lot more people will want to get Argentine pesos. Is it not, after all, the goal of this government?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I wonder who will be on the $500 note? $1000 note? They've got to have them designed by now to put into circulation next year.

    $100 doesn't even buy you a decent lunch any longer...

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Which part of the banknote will depict her activities with the SS officers she helped ferry to Argentina?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Do not be naive, many countries helped the Nazis after the war to use their knowledge and skills. USSR, USA. Argentina was one more of them.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EnginnerAbroad

    I think this is a cunning plotical way of allowing her to divert the masses (using the person many poor here regard as a Heroine) from the fact that her government is going to print more bills to compensate for inflation (it will coexist with the Roca 100 peso note, not repalce it) which would normally of caused the people to relaise that the printing of additional money is a clear ackollegement of the spiriling inflation and contracting economy.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    13: There's a difference between hiring Germans and hiring Nazis. I'd add that the nations who hired Germans for technological reasons were acting a little differently to Peron who helped set up escape routes for concentration camp commandants, SS officers, all of whom went on to help direct South America into the gloriously wonderful continent it is today, hence the flashes of red on maps showing freedom and corruption statistics.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Sir, there were plenty of germans and nazis helped for several reasons. The Vatican, some intelligence services from USA, USSR (I'm not sure about UK services) helped them to find their way to South America (and to other places too). They don't care much about their background or their crimes.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Perhaps giving more money to her vice president through his dummy printing corporation might be a second reason to issue new bills

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    17. They're not a kleptocracy are they? I see most of CFK inner circle is getting very rich. Funny how that happens! What must be truly amazing is the U$ they all keep outside of the country!
    Rgs need a nice little firing squad to clean up that place once and for all.
    They need to find their own Pinochet.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #13
    You are correct that many did takea in Nazis.....typically Nazi scientists, hardly Nazis that were running from the war crimes tribunal. Evita was paid in blood treasures taken from the Jews to hide the Nazis. It's no wonder MS. Botox has not pursued any action against iran for the terror attacks against the jews. She herself is an anti semite.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    I don't need to clarify that neither Juan Domingo Peron and Eva Peron are historical characters I admire but I have never heard anything about Nazi treasures in Argentina. Not at least seriously. Both were the typical populist and nationalist leaders of Latin America of that time with weak republican and democratic ideals. As regards a supposed anti-Semitism, Argentina was one of the countries that received more Jewish immigrants of the World and they had no problemas of adaptation and integration to the society. Cristina Kirchner is just a very successful entrepreneur, very rich and very, very unscrupulous so she is not interested in fighting with Israel or the Jewish Community. She just want to do quick business and have more money. Of course, she has the very same lack of republican and democratic ideals as Peron and Eva had.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @20 It is well documented. Do you live in Buenos Aires? Take a trip to the Holocaust museum and the library as a starting point.

    It is true BsAs has always had a large Jewish community. It used to have the second largest population outside of Israel and after New York, and the first Gauchos were Russian Jews. But Germany used to have a very large Jewish population too. It doesn't always indicate tolerance.

    Personally, I think BsAs is probably the most tolerant city in SoAm with a large Jewish community, the huge mosque opposite Jumbo and the large, fairly well accepted gay community, as some examples. But that doesn't mean there are not extreme nazi-sympathising Argenines too. I know, I have met some there.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    Eva Peron is my hero.
    She had the perfect oval face with big brown eyes. The perfect body, pettite, and well dress all the time.
    The whole nation cried about her death. All argentinian wore black clothes feeling the loss of such admire woman.
    She is the most beautiful woman in the world.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I have yet to meet anyone in BA/Argentina that is a Peron fan. But then again, the people I knew there are what we call in the USA hard working middle class. doctors, lawyers, real estate brokers etc

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    She was a very pretty woman, that's for sure, very poor in her beginnings and, also, very clever. She died quite young of cancer. That's the reason why she became a heroin and an icon. But my comments were related to her as a political leader and views.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The only banknote I want to see is the one celebrating the removal from office and death of The Mad Bitch Of Argentina.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @21 I do live in BA. Most of my family has italian (and catholic) background but I have some Jewish relatives (from Poland). I know about this museum. I'll go and visit it and I'll check. Thank you.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @25
    Does this asshole make any sense?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    Evita on one side and the falklands on the other!

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    From the FT

    According to statistics from the country’s central bank, Argentina’s monetary base has risen from 162.9bn pesos at the beginning of 2011 to 254.5bn pesos today, a jump of 56 per cent.
    With the base increasing so rapidly, keeping up with bill printing is hard enough; replacing all the old 100 peso bills would demand a Herculean effort. In an article in the opposition newspaper La Nación, economics columnist Jorge Oviedo estimates that Argentina has about 1.8bn 100 peso bills in circulation and is printing about 4.6m of them every day. At that rate of daily printing, he estimates that it would take 374 work days to replace the current Roca bills with the Evita ones.
    But by then, according to Oviedo: “At the actual rate of inflation, the bills that had just been printed would have already lost about half of their purchasing power.”
    '
    http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2012/07/26/argentina-lots-of-evitas-needed/#ixzz21lT2QZth

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    seems she will do anything to make money,

    desperate or what .

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    a jump of 56 per cent...this is why I think inflation is going to be closer to 50 than 30 by the end of the year. When you have a Central Bank Prez who thinks the supply of money has no effect on inflation you are pretty doomed.

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    27 SussieUS

    To the rest of us “Yes” he is making a lot of sense and some might even laugh. You see, he was making “a joke”.

    By the way its “arsehole” not “asshole” but you knew that anyway didn't you?

    Jul 26th, 2012 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PGH

    @32 yes, he does make sense. He's an a**hole from the opposition, an anti-K. He's not trying to get laughs, he's just venting his hate.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 02:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    Now Argentines truly have a “c-note” except the “C” denotes something else, not the century!
    Sussie- what a silly bunt!

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    PGH
    we must say,,,ChrisR does not hate,, its you guys that hate,

    the brits only reply .

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    These new bills are not the correct size to be used in the ATMs.

    CFK and minions are so f'ing stupid!!

    hahahahaha

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    Changing the face of a genocide like julio roca from the 100 pesos bill, for eva peron's face, is a great decision. Allthough i have always been very critic of eva's authoritarism, i have never denied either that nobody made as much as she did for the poorest sectors of the society, that's why, despite some negative aspects of her personality, she was a great woman.
    On the other hand, for me it has always been shamefull having the picture of the so called desert conquets, which was actually the genocide of the originary populations. It was the argentine state the one that killed planty of our brothers who belonged to the indigenous populations and stole their lands, that's why it has always been necesary a historic reparation for those people.
    I know that some ignorants who publish comments here, love comparing our claim for the islands, with the genocide of the originary population in patagonia. However they all ignore that our state made a historic reparation for the originary populations who were despoiled from their lands, due to, in our constitution, in artcicle 17 of chapter fourth, it signalizesas as a duty of the congress to signalize the pre existance of the indigenous populations, it reffers also to protection of their lands, and return the lands to them, in fact, some lands have been already returned to some populations. Beside, in a few months is going to be discussed the reform of the civil code at the congress, and one of the projects aims to protect the comunitary lands of the originary populations, there is a lot to do for those people, because some population are still victime of abuses by powerfull masters who expeal them from their lands.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    37 axel arg (#)

    Very interesting your comment. Before the arrival of the “conquistadores” to what is now known as Argentina, there was an indigenous population of aproximately 2.200.000 people living in the area now covered by the Argentine nation.

    As of the 2011 census the estimate of indigenous people living in Argentina is 650.000. That is a pretty effective piece of genocide, puts the military dictatorship in the shade with its possible 30.000.

    Now how the hell are we going to make a “historic reparation” to 1.550.000 dead indigenous people? How are we going to give them back their lands?

    Have you, Axel, ever been to an indigenous community and seen the land we let them have? We give them marginal land that no one lese wants and expect them to thank us.

    Axel, if you think that Chapter IV article 17 of the Constitution is going to make any difference to our indigenous “brothers”, you are sadly mistaken. We've been f**king them ever since the “huincas” arrived on these shores, and we'll go on f**king them because that is what the Government wants.

    Just think about the land that Nestor and Cristina stole from the Province of Santa Cruz, that was land belonging to the long dead indigenous people of the area!!!!!!

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    Even the Arizona Republic edition of 7/27/12 has admiration for Evita Peron stating the first lady Eva Duarte Peron was so loved when she was alive that long after her death, passionate arguments increased about how much her actions shaped the argentine society in which argentinians live today.
    Thanks to Eva Peron I become an independent strong woman. I can do anything I want to do.
    I do not need to marry a man to have “status” in Argentina or in the USA.
    Thanks to Eva Peron I learned to keep myself healthy fit, have the proper personal hygiene, have a good taste in selecting a haircut and clothes and look pretty and sexy all the time.
    Viva Eva Peron!

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    39 SussieUS

    Oh, for f**k's sake! .......... here we go again...........

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SussieUS

    @40 tool loooose
    In you hands again? Hey, no one can get me! So stop picking on me.
    Is not my fault if .....G.Briton 112 Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, UK, Post Code PL 34 OHE, Tel. White Hall 1212 RELEASED HIS PERSONAL ADDRESS.
    CHILD BRITON NOT LONGER CAN BE KEPT ON THE PAYROLL.

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    41 Sussie
    I guess Evita also taught you to get ahead by sleeping with important men, she must have been a swallower! I suppose she also taught you to steal from children, kill your enemies and to quiet any consent, oooops, you haven't figured that one out yet.
    You are such a twat!
    Cupid STunt!

    Jul 27th, 2012 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    41
    coventry.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    Sussie
    People will always remember the bad things, Evita will be remembered as an opportunistic money-grubbing whore, not a leader, just as Maradona will be remembered as a fat drug addict and a cheater, not the best soccer player in the world.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 01:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    SIMON68.
    I know it's difficult, but we must find the way, of returning to those people what was stolen, in fact, in dicember of last year, some lands were returned to the curruhinca population from neuquen, beside, if we can't give them all the lands, unless the argetine state must recognize the genocide that was committed by it to those people. This year we are going to have more news, when the reform of the civil code is discussed at the congress.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Evita was a great woman, its a tragedy she died so young as she would otherwise have become president, an older, wiser, but still radical Evita would have been SUCH a better leader than her weak husband, let alone his even worse widow. At least now we have in Cristina a leader very much like an older wiser still radical still beautiful Evita, in fact probably better!

    #45 Great comments and good to see they're revising the code. Any chance of radical reform like Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador? People know I'm for removing term limits but more wideranging radical democaratic constitutional change could be good too...

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It's odd how people become immortalized when they die. Joan of Arc, Madam Curie, Mother Theresa, Elizabeth the 1st and Idira Ghandi......they were great people. She helped the poor but far from great.

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zhivago

    46 BK
    I know you are a troll but are you really that blind? The rest of the world has a name for women like that......slut.........

    Jul 30th, 2012 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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