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Argentine markets rebound, despite thousands of protestors in the streets

Thursday, September 5th 2019 - 09:57 UTC
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Argentine markets held steady on Wednesday, even as thousands of protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the government of President Mauricio Macri and a darkening economic outlook in the recession-hit South American country. Read full article


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  • Trimonde

    OH my GoD!! It's A MIRACLE !! Suddenly out of the blue, despite a consistently failing trend, right before elections that would return the to the Rose House the government that had finally paid off all the country's debts divesting it of its FMI financial hooks, while being the only party that seriously confronted Britain about the Falkland Malvinas Islands matter!!

    Sep 05th, 2019 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • bushpilot


    Nothing is going to bring Macri back to power at this point.

    These drugs you're taking, were they prescribed by a psychiatrist or are they just recreational drugs.

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 03:11 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    You still haven't answered my question about whether you bought your hat at the same place that Enrique Massot bought his.

    Just curious. ;-)

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Tarquin Fin


    “right before elections that would return the to the Rose House ” (?)

    You should compliment Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Your phrase ended up remarkably close to English. Impressive.

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Trimonde

    Don't wear hats.
    Tarquin Fin:
    ... THEM! Return THEM to the Rose House. Jeezz!

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tarquin Fin

    :-) Trimonde, you kinda sound like our “Think” pal trippin' on meth

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot

    Ha. The cheerleaders of a failed attempt to take Argentina back to the dark ages are thunderstruck and lacking anything to say -- all they can do is to shoot the messenger.

    While the Macri administration maxed up, in record time, the country's credit card and dismantled what little domestic productive sector the country had, the Argentine electors have shown that they were not ready to renew the same contract. Macri only got to be president for one period, and now a time of hope is dawning for the Argentines.

    Supporters of the power of the few should realize that, in Argentina's case, right-wing governments have ruined the country every time they got in power, be it by elections or by force. They created monstrous foreign debt while concentrating revenue in a few hands. Macri attempted this much, but on top of it he attempted to obliterate Peronism, using Argentina's mainstream media and a gang of judges and prosecutors.

    The fact that much-attacked CFK is now bound to be Argentina's next vice-president while Alberto Fernandez goes for president shows the pair's will to serve their country beyond personal interests.

    Yes sir: hope is back in Argentina.

    Sep 06th, 2019 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • imoyaro

    I look forward to watching the Fascist Peronist government continue the downward spiral. Meanwhile, in Paraguay... :)

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “Meanwhile, in Paraguay...”

    Didn't Paraguay's President just sell them out to Brazil? I mean damn, he could at least have held out for a bribe from the US, like Guaido.

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    Do your own research, Nazi Boy, I will never engage in discussion with you. I think you will find that democracy is now functioning in Paraguay, better than in Brazil, apparently. One thing though, you are right that you would look “cool” (your word) in a Nazi uniform, stretched out on a gurney in the morgue's refrigerated room. As I have told your fellow stalker, Kamerad/Komrade Rique, the only good National Socialist is a dead one... :)

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    As I said before, the impressive victory of the FF ticket in Argentina's primaries has brought intolerant commentators such as imoyaro and golfcronie to the brink of desperation.

    And they are right. The upcoming election victory of the Frente de Todos in Argentina interrupts a trend of election wins of reactionary forces, breaking what would have been a powerful, non-sancta Brazil-Argentina alliance.

    In such contest, formerly optimistic Zaphod is now reduced to ask questions about hats.

    Poisonous imoyaro, who was never an altar boy, is now hurling insults galore right and left, and wishing merciless death to those who happen to disagree with his extreme views.

    Isn't it nice to see such dispair?

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • imoyaro

    Actually Kamerad/Komrade Rique, I stated I was looking forward to the return of La Asesina before the election, because I knew “your country” would become even more powerless to harm the small countries they have threatened before. I look forward to the return of corruption as usual. Call it hatred if you like... :)

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 02:26 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Trimonde

    Who could imoyaro be talking about when he says “harm small countries”?
    By the way, the Falkland Islands is not “a country” though worked at so hard to be propped up as one, it's a British strategic outpost deliberately and military base placed and populated where it is for very specific reasons, that camouflages its self its own “province” sort of say, yet is called blatantly “a British overseas territory”, meaning something they acquired (by military force of course) and rule over. So if anything Argentina militarily confronted a world military super power in an attempt to recuperate what was taken from it.

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 10:40 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • :o))

    @Enrique Massot

    REF: “will to serve their country beyond personal interests”:

    - That's the BAD part of the whole story.
    - The GOOD part is that Argentina can't afford to stop begging!

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tarquin Fin

    Argentina should reform its constitution and acknowledge its unique party status. This will be the healthiest way out. We'd save a lot in elections and the political, economical and judiciary cartels will thrive until the Brits finally return Malvinas because its inhabitants will demand to live in the best country of the world.

    Happiness is a warm gun ...

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot


    Argentina decided to give an opportunity to a centre-right coalition and gave it four years to prove it could manage the country in the way rightists propose.

    For four years, Mauricio Macri was able to govern as he pleased in spite of its legislative minority position, thanks to sectors of Peronism including provincial governors that were betting on his success.

    Since the return of democracy, there were governments of at least two parties: Radical and Peronist. Cambiemos was a new type of political alliance of Macrists and Radicals. Elections were celebrated without major incidents or fraud suspicions.

    As a result, I don't see where the idea of “unique party” status comes from -- unless bitterness about the August 11 primary results is overwhelming. Democracy, with all its imperfections, remains the best political system known to date.

    I do agree with the thought of Argentina becoming such a good country that the Malvinas inhabitants will want to live under its flag.

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    “I think you will find that democracy is now functioning in Paraguay, better than in Brazil, apparently.”

    Faint praise indeed.

    Don't get excited, Mr Nazi obsession is talking about Paraguay.

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    You are the one that stated in here that you thought Nazi uniforms were “cool.” That pretty much says it all. :)

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    It says you shouldn't judge by appearances. Someone can have style and plenty of charisma, and still do great evil.

    Sep 09th, 2019 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “Don't wear hats.”

    So you don't wear hats? So I conclude that that object that appears to be a flat cap on your head, is not a hat but a feature of your head. On the one hand, it is unfortunate to have such a growth on your head, but on the other it is convenient that it looks so much like a hat. Under the circumstances, I understand why you don't wear hats because you'd look like you were wearing two hats which would be silly. Thank you for the clarification.


    “In such contest, formerly optimistic Zaphod is now reduced to ask questions about hats.”

    Not at all! It was a mere digression that has now been clarified. Now, do you wear hats or do you suffer the same affliction as Trimonde?

    Coming back to the subject at hand - protests. Have you noticed that after the pro-Macri demonstration, everything was left neat, tidy, undamaged and litter-free? Why do pro-CFK demonstrations result in so much vandalism and littering? What does that tell you about each side?

    Sep 09th, 2019 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    Zaphod, I am looking forward to the Teacher's Union hitting the streets again, like they did repeatedly under La Asesina. Baradel will once again be tapping his inner Facundo Quiroga, but I suspect it will be more difficult this time, as he has become obese during the Macri regime. Strange, that.... ;)

    Sep 09th, 2019 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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