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Shortage of tampons in Argentina because of import restrictions

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 04:10 UTC
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Ladies in distress, particularly in summer time when going swimming is a ritual in Argentina: in effect because of the imports restrictions and lack of sufficient dollars, tampons are in short supply. They had been scarce all along the year but the situation peaked now that summer holidays have taken off. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Argentina defied a default to deliver some of the world’s biggest bond returns in 2014”

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 05:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Its all a big bloody mess! somebody needs to pull their finger out....Period!

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @1 Marcos

    OFF - TOPIC as usual

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Marcos is concerned over this report.........nearing the end of his cycle.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- You are clearly totally embarrassed and humiliated by the abject failure of your shambolic country to even allow the importation in time of a basic ladies commodity!
    Otherwise why go off topic at the start eh?

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    Another achievement for Cristina Kirchner´s government. Well done.
    Please make sure those evil medicines / medical technologies also stay away. After all, you will always get medical attention at the most expensive private hospitals.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I get so tickled when I think back a year or two on Think Marcos et al telling me how ridiculously stupid I was and calling me every name they could think of since the amazing K heterodoxy policies are clearly working and have changed Argentina forever.
    Argentina is devolving just like Venezuela and next is Brazil and China.
    I can't wait
    and the ride isn't near over yet...

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    ha ha ha ,
    ya couldn't make it up, , pathetic , tampons in Argentina

    what an embarrassment,
    and the world laughs on,
    ha ha ha ...

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    What is it about South America? Bog roll shortage in Venezuala, now Tampon shortage in Argentina! If these countries cannot produce simple items like these one questions their ability to produce everything.

    However, with his usual inane comments, Marcos gives us a clue - Argies are generally knuckle draggers.

    Chuckle chuckle…

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Tampons.....fucking tampons!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is going to piss many women off....


    Where are all these trolls anyway....Think.....British Kirchner, Tobi the trolling tranny?

    All gone.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    They're back to killing the Indian with starvation.
    They also have TB outbreak.

    Its all going swimmingly.
    Enrique is staying away from this one too I guess.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @9 We do produce those simple items, but it turns out, the raw products we need to make them are also imported...

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Marcos should read the articles instead of just the headline. Bahahahaha it boils down to Argentinais paying through th nose to borrow nad things will get better when CFK pisses off.

    Marcos you're a fecking idiot and a true product of the Argentine education system.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Go and help some women. Offer them your face. Not much good for anything else. And your mouth provides a convenient disposal. Don't forget to swallow!

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    I expect that there will be a law passed any minute relating to the illegal hording of tampons

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Can't they just recycle them by washing and spin drying?

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @14 conqueror

    If wit was sh12 you would be permanently constipated.

    You really are a sick individual!

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • commonsparrow

    There's alot of ifs in that bloomberg article. I would hope 2015 is a better year. As far as the ladies things shortage, something like that happened here in NY years ago, you can read about the O.B. shortage on the net. Nuthin new under the sun. If there is a shortage of this thing, the govt should warn about toxic shock syndrome too and how one can get it from these things.....

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check


    Kind of reminds me of the Kirchnerites on here.

    Up tight and out of sight!

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently the Romans used sponges,,
    why cant you

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Gerring very very very very dangerous in Argentina. Even in the remote parts that nobody wants to visit.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    7 yankeeboy

    “Argentina is devolving just like Venezuela and next is Brazil and China.
    I can't wait and the ride isn't near over yet...”

    China? Seriously...China? I thought that they-were-set-to-biggest-economy-in-the-whole-wide-entire-world-ever.

    I do realise that all you have predicted thus far has come to pass but.......

    China? about to run over the financial cliff?

    Why do you say that? ( can't say I would be upset IF it did happen.............. )

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Is it me or is this a massive business opportunity for the Falklands Sheep Farmers.....its no secret Argentina has some pretty big women.

    ....and maybe a solution for women to argentinas transport system.

    a possible business motto “So descreet you wont know your riding it”

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I think they can use a banana leaf and a slice of Victoria sponge or a twinky. The dog also gets a treat at the end of the day too.

    However, it does need to be held in place with a pair of knickers, but i'm not sure Argentine women wear any. Cellotape?

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    HEy Pagina boi.....I mean tobi.....oh's Crusie ConTroll, any way........are you playing “Hunt Brothers” and cornering the market on tampons? If you were actually in Argentina, the women would be making you a real vagina.

    Hey pagina boi.....ever find a restaurant....even a store for me to visit? All I ask is that you tell me the first thing I will see when I walk through that door and look to my right.......hell.....even left for that matter. I expect none though because you would actually have to be in Argentina to know this information.....which is why you avoid like an Argentine getting a bill.

    Jan 08th, 2015 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    22. Yes China, they have been paying workers to build products nobody wants to buy, paying people to build cities that no one can live in, making their bank lend to these enterprises to keep them going and going and going. It is all about to collapse. Even the U$3T they have in reserves won't be enough to fix the mess they're in. The massive corruption has sucked untold billions out of China and into the rest ofthe world.
    The system is all smoke and mirrors.
    It is going to be really ugly when they have to let the banking system go...
    really ugly

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Tobi is informing us is going to be away for away....vacation. Word on the street it's a smuggling trip.....tampons. Papi is up is ass about mamma lake of tampons.

    I hear he is smuggling through Brazil via Puerto Iguazu. Such a chore for blood plugs.

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    What a bloody mess !

    Jan 09th, 2015 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    #1 the surprising thing is anyone being willing to buy Argentine debt, but obviously if someone was to do so they would demand the highest returns as Argentina is, shall we say, an unreliable payer.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 09:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I was with my wife grocery shopping, she is Argentine. We came to the aisle with tampons and such and considered a smuggling operation. Any RG takers? There is no legal issues in the USA. The only downside is Arenting you may be looking at serious jail time if caught.
    I can't believe how many different types and brands and choices women have for these things.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    30. I passed this article to a friend at one of the Int'l banks and he said the same thing. I told him either customs or the baggage crew would just steal it so don't bother.
    If you're going to bring something just bring U$ they're more scarce than tampons.

    Jan 10th, 2015 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lorri789

    There will be blood.

    Jan 11th, 2015 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Can you imagine being arrested at Ezeiza at customs for possession of tampons? I wonder if pads......Mini, regular or maxi's are on the “Do not fly list” ?

    Argentina is coming unglued. It may have started as a slow drip.....but drip by drip it is accumulating. They are bleeding money endlessly. They need to plug the flow. This is like an economic curse. Now that I think of it.........maybe the government is hoarding the tampons.

    Jan 11th, 2015 - 05:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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