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Cordoba police wage strike over; conflict revealed ongoing clash of Governor with Buenos Aires

Wednesday, December 4th 2013 - 23:04 UTC
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The governor of the Argentine province of Córdoba José Manuel De La Sota confirmed on Wednesday a wage deal was reached to end a conflict and protest staged by the police force on Tuesday which coincided with a wave of looting and left two people dead. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    I am sure the two dead people will rest in peace while politicans bicker over who should have done what.

    Pathetic on all side!

    Dec 04th, 2013 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Capitanich messed up so bad !! Of course the Gendarmerie should have being send over to Cordoba.... What formal request did the Casa Rosada need ?? Smoke messages, pigeon messages, how come everybody else knew by late afternoon yesturday by the media and not the govenrment ?? That doesn't happen. Why didn't BsAs call over De La Sota's government and offered assistance??

    Last year it was Berni that sent over 400 Gendarmeries to control Bariloche

    And not so long ago 4500, during the last elections this year, they were massively re deployed from the borders for over two months in the suburbs in BsAs for electoral purposes to show off they were dealing with crime.

    For this reason Capitanich's gaffe was far too obscene.

    It allows De La Sota a political coverage to victimize himself, while Capitanich has lost all the new “Handy Man of government” image that he was building in these weeks since he came to office in a matter of hours, and the whole events of today and yesturday as proven him a higly inefficient man under pressure. According to Asis sombody in Cristina's security office told him to get aside, thatthis is non of your business and then Berni agreed to send over the Gendarmerie.

    Dec 04th, 2013 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    CD : Cristina gets tough on crime only when it directly affects her . When Florencia had her Mini stolen , the police raided and closed down all the desarmaderos ( car breakers ) in Warnes and San Martin , and car theft dropped to an all time low . Now I understand it's as bad as ever again .

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh what fun
    My two favorite countries are falling into the abyss

    Maybe CFK needs to find a bird to consult with.

    Since Think isn't doing his job, I will let everyone know the Peso is up to 6.20 and blue also almost back up to 10.
    And BCRA had to spend U$120MM yesterday to keep it at that level!!

    Wonder if inflation will be 5 % this month?

    Didn't anyone ever tell them people get mad when inflation takes the food out of their stomachs?

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @3 The police are incompetent as if they were never trained to handle certain situations. There was an obese drunk hot-wiring a car in front of two police cars; one parked, one patrolling. They stared at him for about 5 minutes, then drove off.

    The man was able to swerve around with the stolen car and make an unobstructed get away. We jokingly refer to the streets as a live version of GTA, but that just reflects the lack of order due to police incompetence.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    Have you guys ever seen Policias en Accion??

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @4 Yup, I don't really get this. They have now effectively split the exchange rates (as we all know that you won't get that 35% back at the end of the tax year) yet they also want to keep the bule rate down. So, what do they do. They depreciate the official...but then then make tourist dollars 35% more expensive. Result, bule shoots up again. don't know who is making the decisions over there.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    7. Marxists who want to destroy the country is my guess.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @8 I think it may be worse than that. I think it's Marxists who think they know what they are doing.

    Thick people are fine by me but deluded thick people are dangerous

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Marxists ... Fascists ... Bolivarians ... Peronists ... street-terrorists ...
    Where are the Argentinan 'ordinary-men', the people who just want to get through life with the minimum of fuss?

    Must everything be polarised just because the boss is bi-polarised?
    She has set the state up for life-long conflict, where negotiation and compromise do not appear in the the language of state.
    There is no future this way.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    10) Apathy is the answer to your first question

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @10 That's the point, don't you see? If you talk to any of the Ks they will say this is a war, a war against the Right to build a new inclusive sustainable model. That is why they don't mind the lies, or the corruption. That is why they cheer every announcement from the gov and shout down anyone who even looks like they might be against the movement.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @12 It's not sustainable. That is clear to anyone of average intelligence.

    This new generation scoring 55th in reading and 52nd in science according to PISA's evaluation doesn't inspire much confidence. All or most of their schooling was under the K regime. I guess stupid is their key audience.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    WW #12
    I think they think that it is a game of footie, where you support and shout for your team, right or wrong.
    Partisan or stupid? ... No, partisan AND stupid.

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @13 I agree wholeheartedly but they don't see that politics of this type is divisive and leads to continual turbulence which impedes the political growth of the country...

    The PISA ranking' are interesing as I keep on getting told that UBA is by far one of the best Universities in the world...

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @5 : I once watched two cops looking at a lot smoke coming from one of the big grates over the linea C subte .
    When I suggested they might consider getting on the radio and calling it in as a possible emergency , I got the standard response of every BA cop .
    “ No me corresponde ” ( It's nothing to do with me ) and they walked away .
    Then again, when they do shoot a criminal , they get arrested for it , so it's a case of damned if you , damned if you don't . I get the impression that showing initiative is not a career requirement in the Federal Police or the Urbana .

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Why should the police intervene when the government won't?

    Backhanders help at all to motivate them to get the thieving drunk out of robbing the car?

    That's no different than TMBOA and Capitan Dismal, is it?

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @15 That is the main reason why the students protested so vehemently. They don't want the Ks infiltrating and destroying the university like they do everything else they touch.

    There are very few beacons of hope. To be honest, I don't think that the opposition is doing nearly enough. 70% of the votes have gone their way, yet the damage being done to the country is accelerating.

    Dec 06th, 2013 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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