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Argentine economic activity up 2% in March, but industrial production down

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 04:59 UTC
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Good and bad news for Argentina's economy: the latest figures from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) reveal that economic activity increased 2% percent in March, compared to the same month last year, but industrial production recorded its 21st negative consecutive month in April. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    Well, TMBOA has worked as hard as she and her money grabbing thugs could possibly have worked to FUCK THE COUNTRY UP!

    How did she think that banning imports would work out?

    No carmaker makes all the car nowadays, they never have and will never do that: it is just too expensive and has serious quality issues as well.

    I am changing my car next May or so, it won't be built in TDC that's for sure.

    May 27th, 2015 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If you're going to lie at least make it kinda believable. Every single business is failing in Argentina. There's absolutely no way there could be a 2% increase in the economy as a whole.
    What a bunch of scumbags.

    May 27th, 2015 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    LOL.

    rotting roadkillian statistics?

    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.

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    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.

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    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.

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    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 27th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Mixed results that are consequence of a weak international economy. However Argentina is navigating quite well the current conditions because the country is in a much solid foot than it was 13 years ago.
    An important segment of the population understands this and is baking the party in government as the October presidential election approaches.
    Candidates proposing a return to the practices of the 1990s are failing to gain much traction in the public opinion.

    May 27th, 2015 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    4. Gads you are a retard. Tell me in what way is the economy stronger than in the 90s?
    You post sh*t without even bothering to state one verifiable fact.

    You're a disgusting propagandist.

    May 27th, 2015 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Enrique is like a blow fly in the forest. Never see him until there is a fresh turd to land on then he is all over your ass.
    This is a non story as the figures are from INDEC. The same Kampora assclowns that say you can survive on 6 pesos a day in Argentina.

    May 27th, 2015 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    4 the practices of the 90s was the kirchners raiding oil wealth...what's changed? Anarchy will win in this election.

    May 27th, 2015 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Can anyone say MASSIVE DEVALUATION?

    FIFA is well represented by the rotting roadkillians!

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    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.

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    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.

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    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 27th, 2015 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Opinion polls published by the Clarin newspaper gave, on March 25, the advantage to PRO candidate Mauricio Macri with 26.4 per cent of vote intention.
    Macri was followed by candidate Sergio Massa with 24.2 per cent, and FpV candidate Daniel Scioli was trailing at 23.1 per cent.
    http://www.clarin.com/elecciones_2015/Elecciones_2015-encuestas-Macri-Massa-Scioli_0_1327067470.html

    Two months later, (May 25), Clarin published the results of another poll:
    Scioli: 33.1 per cent
    Macri: 32.2 per cent
    Massa: 13.8 per cent
    http://www.clarin.com/elecciones_2015/Elecciones_2015-encuestas-Macri-Massa-Scioli_0_1327067470.html

    Perhaps, Argentines' increasing support of Scioli is a consequence of blissful ignorance of the country's descent into abyss, something some MercoPress readers posting above seem to know so well.

    In any event, this humble expat feels in good company when stating that the Kirchners' governments have made history in Argentina, history that will be very difficult to erase.

    May 28th, 2015 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    What is up with all the kidnappings in Argentina?

    Scary

    As I predicted its turning into Caracas slowly but surely.

    May 28th, 2015 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Enrique Massot wrote in #9 “... the Kirchners' governments have made history in Argentina, history that will be very difficult to erase.”

    Absolutely.

    We also know that Stalin's government has made history in Russia, history that will be very difficult to erase - and Cambodia will remember Pol Pot.

    May 28th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Yep. The facists do it with a bullet. The K-swine/perronista dogs do it with a thousand small cuts.

    Why the term neo-liberalism? Simple. The K-swine/perronista dogs have had to use code words to re-label free market capitalism because its performance is proven - look at china. No one in their right mind would reject it.

    Similarly communism/command economy is unmarketedable - hence the K's abandonment of the term and re-labelment as populism/protectionism. No matter the term Cretina - your personal rotting roadkill brand of communism stinks just as bad. Lucky for you that the locals are going to be oblivious to this reality until it's too late. LOL.

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    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.

    ----------------------------------------

    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.

    -------------------------------

    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    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 28th, 2015 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #11 Don Alberto
    You are not afraid of comparisons, eh?
    Stalin! Pol Pot! Who gives more?
    Come on. Be my guest to be an opponent or critic of Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández governments--both elected in free elections--but do not make a fool of yourself. We are, I suppose, adults here.

    May 28th, 2015 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 13 KMPH
    “We are, I suppose, adults here”

    Apart from you, that is.

    May 28th, 2015 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #14 ChrisR
    ... No, this is not worth a reply. Sorry Chris.

    May 29th, 2015 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Dance the K line, Reeeeeekie. Stick with the script. Lock step.

    ----------------------------------------
    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.
    ----------------------------------------
    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.
    -------------------------------
    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results
    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    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 29th, 2015 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    On May 28, the mayor of Merlo, a city west of Buenos Aires, announced he is quitting the Renovation Front of Sergio Massa and re-joining Kirchnerism.
    Other two mayors are considering to follow the move of Raúl Othacehé.
    This last defection makes a total of six mayors lost for the Massism in the first six months of the year.
    The news is consistent with Massa's loss of about 10 points in intention of vote in the last two months.
    On the other hand, Kirchnerist candidate Daniel Scioli has gained 10 points in the same period.

    Opinion polls published by the Clarin newspaper gave, on March 25, the advantage to:
    PRO candidate Mauricio Macri with 26.4 per cent of vote intention.
    Front Renovator candidate Sergio Massa: 24.2 per cent
    FpV candidate Daniel Scioli was trailing at 23.1 per cent.
    www.clarin.com/elecciones_2015/Elecciones_2015-encuestas-Macri-Massa-Scioli_0_1327067470.html

    On May 25, a new poll shows Scioli's gains and Massa's significant losses:
    Scioli: 33.1 per cent
    Macri: 32.2 per cent
    Massa: 13.8 per cent
    www.clarin.com/politica/elecciones_2015-encuesta_0_1362464147.html

    May 29th, 2015 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 KMPH

    I DO so hope that the polls are correct and the morons on the drip re-elect a K 'champion'.

    I cannot imagine anybody in their right mind wanting to take the presidency after the stupidity and incompetence of TMBOA and her gang of wanabe thugs have utterly destroyed the economy, so a K idiot it must be.

    We will all laugh at you crowing in Canada, safe from the fallout, coward.

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #18 ChrisR
    Hey Chris, relax! I am only reading the situation.
    “Utterly destroyed the economy.” That may be your opinion. Quite a few Argentines seem to disagree. And for now there are three main candidates in the race, although Sergio Massa may drop at any moment.
    But don't take it personally. Politics have its own ways. Imagine that I have been living in Alberta for 20 and something years under staunchly Conservative governments, and suddenly the electors turn around and vote--not the middle of the pack, the Liberal Party--but the leftist New Democrats. Unexpected to all just one month before the election!
    Anyway. Again, I claim my right to comment about Argentina from my Canadian abode without being called a “coward.”
    On the contrary, the expats who comment here should be respected for still loving their home country, for being informed about it, and for wanting to do things such as expressing their opinion in this forum.
    Cowardice, I rather understand it as stabbing somebody from a dark place, similarly to what some do in this forum by liberally insulting other posters while cowing under the cloak of anonymity.

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 19 KMPH
    “Cowardice, I rather understand it as stabbing somebody from a dark place, similarly to what some do in this forum by liberally insulting other posters while cowing under the cloak of anonymity.”

    You didn't read my post about where I live and why I use a tag, or if you did you did not understand what I was getting at. :o(

    May 30th, 2015 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #20 ChrisR
    I do read what you say in your posts. I notice you make profuse use of the insult as a way of arguing. I notice you do so from behind a nickname. You could do two things:
    1. Refrain from insulting and instead put forth arguments.
    2. If you would rather keep insulting or posting blatant lies, at least do so in the open.
    Not that difficult.

    May 31st, 2015 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Cowardice is posting propaganda day after day praising a corrupted regime from the safeness of a Commonwealth Country.

    Its hypocrisy too

    Just in case you were wondering.

    May 31st, 2015 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #22 YB
    “Cowardice is posting propaganda day after day praising a corrupted regime from the safeness of a Commonwealth Country.”
    Up to each reader to decide whether my opinions or facts posted constitute propaganda.
    May I remind you that the government I sometimes write about is a legitime government, elected by a large majority of Argentines, that will go to another election when its legal term expires in five months.
    May I also remind you and other readers that you have repeatedly posted in this forum your praise for a civic-military dictatorship that bloodied Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
    Further to that, you have posted in this forum repeated praise for the illegal kidnappings, torture and clandestine execution without trial of thousands of citizens from Argentina as well as foreign citizens. You have demonstrated knowledge of operational details by praising the Ford Falcon, a car frequently used by plain clothes officers performing kidnappings. You have also demonstrated familiarity with the method of drugging prisoners and throwing them off planes as a method of execution the military used in the 1970s.
    These same military took upon themselves to invade the Malvinas, subjecting to violence and abuse both the civil islanders and their own soldiers.
    I remind all of the sadness of seeing somebody, in this day and age, openly praising crimes against humanity committed by a terrorist state against its own civil population.
    I was saddened by the lack of response from other posters who, by their silence, appear to endorse this sort of statements.
    If this was written in the spur of the moment and does not represent your real thoughts, however, I would be more than willing to consider a clarification on your part.

    May 31st, 2015 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 23 KMPH

    Is that why there were hundreds of thousands of these suppressed argies screaming and shouting their agreement with the Military invasion?

    It seems you forget the truth and feed us what you want to feed us but we actually know the real history and don't have to lie about it either.

    The defeat of these clowns by the Brits GAVE TDC a new start toward democracy, what a pity TMBOA and her thugs have suborned it to the sham that it presently is.

    May 31st, 2015 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #24 ChrisR
    1. Many Argentines did feel great about getting the Malvinas back. They mistakenly believed the military, who were used to murder Argentine civilians, would be capable of achieving the feat. Citizens were told after the fact and were never fed accurate information.

    2. “It seems you forget the truth.” I do not know what you are talking about. You tell me what your truth is.
    “Feed us what you want to feed us.” Interesting. Could you explain who is “us?”

    3. Yes. I never applauded Galtieri and always said the only--involuntary--good outcome of a very sad experience was that the Argentine military were shown for what they were, had to fold tent and go home.
    “what a pity TMBOA and her thugs have suborned it to the sham that it presently is.” This is your opinion, which I do not share and is not shared either by at least 30 per cent of Argentine electors today. Cristina Fernandez, as was Nestor Kirchner, is a true patriot and have taken unique initiatives to reconstruct the country with social inclusion. Anybody but those blinded by hate will see that.

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 05:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 25 KMPH

    If you really believe that nonsense about the Ks then you are beyond help.

    But there again as you hide away in Canada, total economic meltdown won't really affect you, will it?

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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