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Thousands camping in downtown Buenos Aires waiting for Congress to pass the food emergency bill

Thursday, September 12th 2019 - 15:46 UTC
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Thousands of protesters camped on Wednesday in downtown Buenos Aires to demand that Argentina declare a food emergency as the economic crisis deepened just weeks ahead of the presidential election. Read full article

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  • Tarquin Fin

    Alberto will make the protesters go home.

    I guess not.

    Sep 12th, 2019 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Think

    Andáte a recauchutar chupetes..., pebete...

    Sep 12th, 2019 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    It's only a matter of time before they are back to looting the Chinese grocery stores...

    Sep 12th, 2019 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    Every December there's the fear that massive looting could happen irrespective of who the President is.

    Sep 13th, 2019 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    A whole lot of stories refer to Argentina's disastrous situation -- but no free-market cheerleaders go there. Of course, Argentina's experience is an indictment of most neocon theories, something they prefer not to comment on.

    “Every December there's the fear that massive looting could happen...”

    TF neglects to tell that often, looters are shot. Probably a small price to pay in his view.

    Sep 14th, 2019 - 04:01 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    The last time the Chinese groceries were being looted was under La Asesina. Thanks for admitting she had people shot, Murderer... :)

    Sep 14th, 2019 - 04:51 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tarquin Fin

    Good 'ole comrade Massot, neither the really starving people go there. I also doubt that you'll be going there.

    Argentina is a clear example of people using socialist slogans to get rich by milking the workers and keeping the poor hostage.

    If you are so delighted by the kind of society you envision coming out of this chaos, why don't you take the lead and move to Cuba, Venezuela or La Matanza?

    Don't be shy compañero! The humble ones need you right now to neutralize the neocon (pfff!) menace!

    Sep 14th, 2019 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    I think I will put on an old coat and trousers and get a free meal as it seems customary to do so, anything for a free meal eh Tinkle

    Sep 15th, 2019 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Have you noticed that they all seem to be using new, high quality tents? And they are only protesting for 48 hours. So it would seem that these are people who have homes and have gone out and bought tents (and in at least some cases cooked expensive food using expensive cookware, I am informed) in order to show how “poor and starving” they are. This is not the display of poverty that it claims to be. The truly poor would have tents made from any available scrap materials, if they were lucky... (cue. Monty Python)

    Sep 16th, 2019 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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