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Argentina: compensation to security forces that helped contain police protests and looting

Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:04 UTC
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Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed on Friday that President Cristina Fernández will announce next week an “economic and financial recognition” to the members of national security forces following the deployment of 12,000 agents across the country to counter the impacts of the police protests and lootings that hit almost all Argentine provinces over the past days. Read full article


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  • Giorgio B. Tsoukalos

    Who says capitalism is dead in Argentina? Reward for good performance.

    In most of Europe and North America that is an extinct concept, as extinct as the Pleisosaur (well, actually, Pleisosaurs are not REALLY extinct, techincally speeaking... well, it's complicated and involves Sirius, the Dogon, and Amelia Earhart) ... unless you are are a CEO then you get raises when you bankrupt the company, as it is now the new tradition in Anglo nations.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Tsoukalos = Greek slang for tosser...

    Well done Harry and the lads for trekking across Queen Elizabeth land. Shows true grit in sharp contrast to the manana lifestyle of southerly bana republics.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willi1

    it seems that “the poor” turn around and attack ck and her gang. the “model” becomes hit by its children.
    as there is no inflation according to the government one asks, why they demand and got 20-30 % increase of salaries which is now demanded from all public sides?
    blast ck away, pay your debts and return to the world markets where they only wait to make business with a reliable big and rich state!

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I can't remember where I was reading it but a journalist was interviewing slum kids in BA and asked them what they want to be when they grew up and the majority of them said Picketers for the Gov't.
    Good steady job and not much work.

    What a very sad place Argentina is.

    Toby, with all of your language skill, even though you are not very smart I am sure you could get a job at a front desk of an Int'l hotel. You should try getting a job instead of inventing this ridiculous personas.
    Poor sad little creature
    I feel sorry for you

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Compensating cops for doing what cops are suppose to do? Hmmm!

    Clever, of course it would nothing to do with buying their loyalty, would it?

    Nahhh! no way is it anything to do with that.

    “Chuckle Chuckle.”
    Quote, Unquote.

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The argies probably will not get this one:

    Dec 14th, 2013 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Argentine need a more tronger government to lead the country, no more CRISTINA!!!!

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @7 It's not like she doesn't have the resources or the willingness for certain decisions. She just doesn't care, unless it's a means to an end for more botox.

    She acts like an “brain damaged” coward when things go wrong. It's still word of mouth, but some suspect they are planning another massive looting raid via social media. Even bigger than the ones that just happened.

    I'm willing to bet the looters often wait in line for a check each month. They know who they are, but they support “the model”, and therefore mustn't be persecuted.

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @8 CFK knows if she persecutes the looters it´s game over for her. Also persecuting the looters could cause a civil war, there are so many of them and they have the support of Peronists and narcos, and they have more resources than the state itself.

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Chevron is going to save Kirchners backside by providing the cash to pay these most unreliable of Police bandicoots. As a shareholder I'm allowed mixed feelings. One can only hope that the name of her good fortune shortly applies to her good self.

    Dec 18th, 2013 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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