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Cristina Fernandez launches May Revolution week with strong messages

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 06:26 UTC
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President Cristina Fernández led on Wednesday a rally in the Buenos Aires City central railway station of Retiro where she praised the renovation of Argentina's railway system in an event that was part of the official celebrations marking a new anniversary of the May Revolution, which in 1810 was the beginning of the country's road to independence. Read full article


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  • CaptainSilver

    The old bat waffling on to the brainwashed masses once again. Everything now going chinese. Argyland will soon be a Chinese colony…

    May 21st, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Meanwhile not 200 meters from where that hag stood is Villa 31.
    What a shit pit Retiro station is. Most decent citizens won't go there as it is full of thieves and low life's.

    So she got a few new rail cars from China on a loan and all is fixed now??
    The rail lines are still a disaster and far from being anything worthy to talk about.

    May 21st, 2015 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    A 227% increase in slums since the Kirchners have taken over.
    That's the legacy

    May 21st, 2015 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I had the misfortune to hear the beginning of a diatribe by this OLD harpy. Doesn't she screech? Still, it is to be hoped that she goes straight from the presidential office to a torture cell. Where she can be regularly smacked in the mouth.

    May 21st, 2015 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    rotting roadkill:

    I wish you all things per-kir and chinese.

    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 21st, 2015 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    So good to finally see a government decidedly in support of expanding and improving the Argentine railway system. The country's size and production system sorely needs the economies of scale that railway transportation provides.
    Governments such as that of Arturo Frondizi in the 1960s and the civic-military dictatorship of the 1970s made conscious attempts to reduce the railway size and effectiveness. President Carlos Menem in the 1990s closed a large part of the railway and privatized another.
    Of course, a long-term vision is needed to achieve results in this field. Argentina needs to continue re-industrializing to emerge as the country good for its people.

    May 21st, 2015 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    For Argentina to grow you need foreign investment, it aint going to happen under this government or the next. When you all stop lying matbe, just maybe things will improve. Incidently the coroners have confirmed that Nisman was shot and killed. Took them a long time to work that out. That's the trouble with Argentina they can't decide on anything and carry it through.

    May 21st, 2015 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I just love the picture of TMBOA!

    What was she saying: Nestors dick was this big but Kiclitoff can't even get half-way where I want it?

    At least that would be believable, except for the size of Nestor's dick!

    She is an absolute torture to listen to.

    May 21st, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    She must have been very sick indeed,
    she never mentioned the British Falkland's,

    soon she will be a distant forgotten memory.

    May 21st, 2015 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    The opposition is now trying to limit her use of “the National chain” to no more than 10 mins and only in extreme circumstances. (This is where she cuts in on every radio and TV station to screech and moan).
    The haggard old cunt has used it 18 times so far this year, meanwhile Enrique the fluffer thinks we have a democracy here.

    May 21st, 2015 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #7 golfcronie
    “Incidently the coroners have confirmed that Nisman was shot and killed.”
    Wrong. Where did you read it? Not a very good source or not a good reading. Not even Clarin is saying that. A 200-page document concludes there is no sign of third-party intervention in Nisman's death so homicide is NOT certain.
    Prosecutor Fein must now study the inform and arrive to a conclusion.
    #8 ChrisR
    Would you show what you write to your children if you had any? Some role model..

    May 22nd, 2015 - 04:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The British built those railways, which turned Argentina into an economic power - house and the 7th richest country in the world.
    The Argentines have neglected them for decades, and just look at the state of the country now!
    Must be a cultural problem.

    PS : Enrique, do you have a schoolboy crush on Krissie? I think you do! Nothing else could explain your illogical defensiveness of the mad old bat.

    May 22nd, 2015 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Are you saying that the coroners have not determined whether he was “ shot and killed ”? Perhaps he was “ poisoned” or “ stabbed ”
    Argentina the laughing stock of Latam. LOL
    After all this time “ no decision ” yet. Perhaps “ they ” do not want to know who was culpable?

    May 22nd, 2015 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Kiki Mashed Potato Head
    “ Would you show what you write to your children if you had any? Some role model..”

    I am perfectly happy to discuss ME and to a much lesser extent my wife.

    I do not discuss other members of my family.

    What is your problem? TMBOA is a slag among other things and has destroyed the economy, ruined what laughingly passes as “industry” and is shortly likely to leave the country with all the money she has robbed from the citizens of TDC. And YOU defend her!!

    YOU know how it feels to leave TDC, don't you live in Canada?

    GROW UP!

    May 22nd, 2015 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    12 ilsen (#)
    May 22nd, 2015 - 10:05 am

    About 72% of the permanent that still exists way in Argentina was laid whilst the railways were still managed by foreign companies. The railways were nationalised in 1948, so those tracks are almost 70 years old!!!!!!

    May 22nd, 2015 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #14 Chris
    I would suggest you write just as if they or your mom were to read it, or as if the public were able to identify you. You know, insults do nothing but weaken your argument.
    Regarding ”(CFK) has destroyed the economy...,“ that is your opinion pure and simple--not a fact. I remind you that a significant percentage of the population still approves CFK almost at the end of her second term which is rare.
    Many different things determine which party people will support. If you oppose the Kirchnerists be my guest. But know others may think differently.
    Back to the railways, I will only post this excerpt from Wikipedia:
    ”...beginning in 2012 and following the Once Tragedy, the national government started to re-nationalise...Argentina's railways began receiving far greater investment than in previous decades.”
    Lastly, hate is not a good adviser in politics. If you want to oppose fine--but must be effective. Otherwise it's just a navel-gazing exercise.

    May 23rd, 2015 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh dear!


    A couple of Chinese wagons and Enrique is en route to paradise....

    May 23rd, 2015 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    So she is running the economy and Kissoff is just her “adviser”. So why is he being paid as Minister of the Economy if he is not doing the job? Maybe he should be paid by the hour as a consultant. Not a wonder the economy is in the pits. She doesn't understand that micromanaging things is not the right way to do things. What a disaster is waiting around the corner....

    May 23rd, 2015 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 ilsen
    “A couple of Chinese wagons and Enrique is en route to paradise....”

    He won't get far though, these wagons made in the paradise that is China are still being pulled by very old diesels, as witnessed by an upload from a camera-phone last week in Clarin.

    I wondered why a few passenger coaches were being pulled by TWO massive diesels but all became apparent: the front one was tow starting the second one which must have been assigned to the train assembly. Then the second one “blew up” according to the phone operator and then set itself on fire.

    In reality the turbo set on the second loco must have failed and it started running on it's own engine oil as the fuel, the excess 'fuel' (uncontrolled by the injectors of course) then ignited in the exhaust system (as it will) hence the flames.

    This happens regularly with locos that have not undergone routine maintenance and turbo set overhaul or are regularly used for multi-heading with huge train weights. No harm done, once the engine is stopped (that CAN be a problem) the source of ignition is removed and everything cools down.

    Kiki Mashed Potato Head has yet to learn that if he doesn't like my posts, he doesn't have to read them! :o)

    May 23rd, 2015 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #19 ChrisR
    ”(Enrique)...has yet to learn that if he doesn't like my posts, he doesn't have to read them! :o)”
    That's not how it works Chris. You post, I post, we all post our opinions and facts we like to bring about. Readers who are interested read, sift through and make up their minds--That's it!
    That's why I was advising you to clean up your writing--you may become more convincing.
    At the end of the day, even if I disagree with most of your opinions, I would prefer to see your message coming out loud and clear without interference. I won't charge you anything for the tip!

    May 23rd, 2015 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 20 Kiki Mashed Potato Head
    “You post, I post, we all post our opinions and facts we like to bring about. ”

    That may be what you think the rest of us should do But I for one see it somewhat differently.

    The vast majority of argie supporters on here (this does NOT include Argentines who do not support TMBOA such as Simon68 and Klingon, etc.) are like you: unable to think matters through and certainly unable to state ANY factual comment that is contrarian to the gang of thugs running “your” country.

    These thugs and TMBOA of course should be treated with the contempt that they deserve and I make no apology at all for calling a 'spade a fucking shovel' (to corrupt the description of the tool) if it makes it crystal clear to numb-nuts who cannot think for themselves, like you, EXACTLY what I mean.

    “I won't charge you anything for the tip” unless you want me to arrange for Conqueror to stick a big red hot metal 'tip' up your culo.

    May 23rd, 2015 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #21 ChrisR
    Again, fearless keyboard warrior at work!
    You are not showing a lot of brain, hiding behind a nickname and spewing obscenities on whoever challenges your warped representation of reality.
    Know that your partial, biased and hateful comments will be challenged here--supported by facts that are demonstrable.
    That will challenge your neurons to make you think instead of posting the same litany of mediocrities peppered with clichés and insults.

    May 24th, 2015 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Reekie as more than a few have pointed out you are the one with the warped reality.
    I was but the first To call it out.
    You're a filthy propogandist with a weak mind.
    You make me sick.

    May 25th, 2015 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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