Argentine President Cristina Fernández was again on the campaign trail on Tuesday participating in several inaugurations and political rallies at the province of Buenos Aires in support of her candidate running for Congress in October’s mid term ballot, Martin Insurralde.
Escorted by Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli and only forty days away from voting day, Cristina Fernandez inaugurated works at a Sancor dairy products company. Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo and Agriculture Minister Norberto Yauhar also attended the official act.
According to Sancor authorities, the technology investments involve the incorporation of highly sophisticated machinery to refuel the company’s milk production.
Strongly defending her government’s “pro-industrialization” agenda, the President assured Sancor’s productive development shows what Argentina is “today”, as she also considered the investments made in the country’s rail system “unprecedented.”
In another event the Argentine president opened a DirectTV transmission centre and criticized the ‘brain washing’ of Argentine media.
“Thanks DirectTV for trusting in Argentina. The exponential growth is evidence of Argentine consumers’ demand growth. Even in our shanty towns we can see the antennas. I know many don’t like what I say but the truth is everybody can have access to a better quality of life, wherever they live”, said Cristina Fernandez.
She confessed to be a customer of DirectTV because they have “the best television service” and pointed out that the company has been in Argentina since 2003, with 225.000 clients when taking off and have now jumped to 2.3 million, which means the purchasing power of workers and Argentines has soared and this is the result of successful macroeconomic policies”
Cristina Fernandez also strongly supported her government’s policy in railways saying that “we are involved in unprecedented investments in the sector” and at the same time praising Minister Randazzo for his active role and the achievements so far.
She announced further investments in trains and called for “collaboration and responsibility” from rail-workers, recalling recent serious accidents.
“We are receiving 1.060 coaches and 111 locomotives from China to refurbish the whole Mitre line system. We’ve already done it with the Sarmiento system and we have been awarded a 1.5 billion dollars credit to electrify the Roca system”, said the president.
“When in the fifties Peron was making locomotives and coaches, China which is now supplying us, was just starting the peasants’ revolution with Mao Tse tung. How much time we have lost in Argentina or rather how much they have made us lose with the media brain-washing?” added Cristina Fernandez.
“I don’t only want the best milk, beef and grain in the world. I also want the best cars the best locomotives, the best railway system in the country”, but she added “for this we need the help from rail workers and commuters. We must look after the trains as if they were members of the family”
Finally the president said freight cargo must be transformed with a train cargo system that makes Argentina again competitive: “trains, hydro-ways, maritime transport must be fully developed”. No mention of trucks and road cargo transport: not a word for teamsters who happen to belong to one of Argentina’s strongest unions led by Hugo Moyano, once allies of the government but now one of her worst enemies and involved in a destruction battle with President Cristina Fernandez.