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Argentine VP points fingers at US, Macri and the IMF during Memory, Truth and Justice Day ceremony

Thursday, March 25th 2021 - 08:15 UTC
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Argentine Vice-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Wednesday headed a ceremony in Las Flores, a small town in the province of Buenos Aires, to mark a new anniversary of the coup d'état by the military Junta which overthrew the democratically elected government of Juan Perón's widow, María Estela Martínez (also known as Isabel Perón or simply Isabelita). Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    As I’ve said — the IMF is the female in a typical Tango drama.

    Argentina NEVER planned to fully repay the IMF loan.

    This subterfuge was predicted prior to the IMF even approving the loan.

    The motive was to convince the IMF that Argentina was too big to fail — then after achieving the loan — to plead DEBT FORGIVENESS.

    The pandemic has been the cherry on the cake as it strengthens their case for not fully repaying the loan.

    Mar 25th, 2021 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Sorry hermanito.., but your foreign countries political analysis & comments can't be seriously considered anymore..., because your own favourite Yankee Lady Hero..., Ms. Sidney Powell..., has yesterday released “The Kraken” against you..., calling you a ***“Non Reasonable Person”*** (aka...: A Sucker)...

    One may though still have some interest in reading your Opinionated Momiopinions on MercoPress articles about domestic Shilean affairs like the current one on Chinese Railways Investments in our Countries...


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    As I’ve said before — this sad Tango will end as all do — with the female thrown into a gutter as the dance ends.

    I’m amused as you fully exhibit your national character by changing the subject about repaying your national debt — to a completely different topic.

    After all, your entire country has been historically notorious in finding ways to never fully repay loans.

    In any case, I appreciate your insightful contribution from one of the most radical far-left MSNBC psychopath-commentators extolling distorted propaganda that is truly worthy of Granma* — but the reality is almost all in the world lawyers generally speak like Argentines.

    As far as Powell — I came to accepting the political shift in the USA in January.

    We’ve moved our gypsy encampment back Chicureo and fighting with our gardeners over Madam’s gran delusions of garden landscaping.


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    - As I said before..., hermanito..., on all matters not concerning Shile's domestic affairs..., you have been shamefully degraded..., by your own Yankee leaders of choice... to a simple Soldado Raso...

    - And as you maybe learned once in the Academy..., the Codex Sanmartiniano that built both our Nations..., strongly discourages any “familiarización en grado vergonzoso con sargentos, cabos o soldados”...

    - Now..., if you wish to evolve your understanding of Domestic Shilean Politics..., I strongly recommend you to follow the sensitive ladies example (as I do...) and use some Astrology..., Tarot and Eastern Mystycism...:


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Thank you for graciously sharing your highly informative video of which I was remarkably educated about something far beyond my simple humble capacity to understand...

    After all, I’m just a wandering gypsy back in Chicureo — watching the ringleader of the tricoteuses threatening our gardeners of losing their heads in her latest Robespierre attitude. (I’m expecting a visit from our local authorities to attempt giving a citation.)

    Apparently we’re in violation of the current COVID restrictions and one of my neighbors has reported me to the revolutionary counsel for terrorizing laborers — with Madame’s gran garden plans at the front of our home — that need to be completed within two weeks.

    As far as politics — although I completely agree that our own politicians are highly overcompensated for governing us — but your country sets a far higher standard of hogs at the trough.

    Saturday, both Madame and I will be receiving our first injection of the Sinovac vaccination and already Easter celebration preparations are being carefully coordinated.

    (If you remember — last Easter we foolishly followed the 15 day lockdown and cancelled our family celebration.)

    Regarding the USA — the politics there have become exceptionally entertaining. I’m enjoying the current chaos and outrageous changes...


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    You better prepare...
    Your present situation is a “True Classic”...
    Been there meself..., got the T shirts..., twice...
    “Settled” couple buys some time with biiig “Renovation” projects...
    “Renovation” projects end..., the restless female goes into a “identity” crisis...
    Ain't saying its going to happen..., but you better have your mental Bug-Out Bag packed & ready...


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Oh I’m ahead of you as she’s become again irritated — with any suggestions of reducing her gran-celebration plans for Easter.

    I was planning to escape to the farm on Monday — but even intra-communal travel has become very complicated.

    The health authorities here are acting irrationally as Madame DeFarge:

    This time last year she was threatening divorce and the terms were very expensive.

    I see that Germany pulled back from a near lockdown.

    What’s happening in your area?

    What are the Italians doing?


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Dunno know what they are doing..., hermanito...

    - Must admit that I am shamelessly profitting from this pandemic..., using it as the ultimative excuse for indulging in a prolonged, unproductive, isolationistic & introspective phase...

    The last many days I have been just enjoing the indescriptible good meat from some newborn Garfagnina Bianca lambs and watching Mordor 24/7 on a background screen... :-)


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    After receiving a “cordial” phone call from the local carabineros — we cannot have any further work done on the entrance garden as we’ve been warned not to continue for at least the next few days.

    This weekend the entire metropolitan area is being locked down.

    Speaking of lamb — we’re roasting one for Easter. Our oldest daughter and Schwiegertochter is managing the pastries, decorated eggs and chocolate.

    I’ve too found the Iceland eruption with interest, but not 24/7:

    Place of ice and fire — describes our home here in Chicureo.


    Mar 25th, 2021 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Carabineros, un amigo en tu giardino... ;-)

    Mar 25th, 2021 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I wonder how much money CFK made out of being president, never mind the rest of her political career.

    Holdalls full of Dollar bills stashed in convents included.

    Mar 26th, 2021 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L⚡️TTWH — Estimado THINK

    I hope all is well for you in Gloucester.

    Corruption is a national characterization of their government. (As most of Latin America.)

    Frankly, almost ALL of Argentina’s presidential leaders have plundered and pillaged treasures which is a national tradition. Holding office also provides near immunity from prosecution.

    It’s a common understanding that businesses in Argentina cannot survive without paying off the bribes and political contributions if they want to survive.

    Anyone that wants to maintain their earnings — utilizes off-shore banking and everyone knows it’s impossible to survive paying all your fees and taxes obligated.

    The national sport of Argentina is not football, nor polo — but evading taxes.

    Meanwhile — the Santiago Metropolitan area is under a complete shutdown and Madame is becoming increasingly paranoid that this is a plot to undermine her planned Easter celebration.

    I’m in admiration of THINK’s liberty from the marital yoke — but I’m hopelessly addicted.


    Mar 26th, 2021 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I am well thank you Compadre, I trust all is well with you and yours.

    Had my first jab yesterday, AZ, and apart from a sore arm (it’s a F*ck off big needle, excuse me for being a whimp) I have no side effects.

    I do know people who have had cold like symptoms, some quite bad, after the jab, but so far not me.

    However with the EU program descending onto farce and complete chaos just across the channel, we may yet have another round to go with this.

    Whilst I am currently in a relationship, I am and always have been a Bachelor, only way to be for me.

    You however do seem to survive well in the “marital yoke”.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Mar 26th, 2021 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L⚡️TTWH — Estimado THINK

    Both Madame and I are scheduled to receive our first Sinovac injection tomorrow at our local Chicureo clinic.

    We are informed the needle is very small and apparently there have been no adverse reactions reported so far in Chile.

    At this point of the pandemic — over 6.2 million of our 19 million population has received vaccinations. (Only 22.5k deaths total!)

    It’s fortunate that we have a large gardening project as it is keeping the peace. My partner is ready to explode in anger with any new COVID restrictions.

    Hoping you have plenty of Red Stripe on reserve at your peaceful abode.


    Mar 26th, 2021 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansF

    Isn't she a “teen” fond of stupid pranks? One have to have a hard face to speak like that in public, she's a real psychopath.

    Mar 27th, 2021 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Here we have now vaccinated 55.7% of adults with a first dose and 5.7% with a second. About 50-50 to date with AZ and Pfizer/Biontech, shots being given 3 months apart.

    Across the population, one shot the AZ is 90% effective in preventing hospitalisations, the Pfizer/Biontech is 84% effective. In the over 70s age group both are about 81% effective in preventing hospitalisations.

    With a second shot of either being almost 100% effective in preventing hospitalisations.

    The rate of vaccinations will slow down now as they catch up with second jabs, and we enter a vaccine war with the EU over supplies, however the UK is now on the point of becoming self-sufficient in Covid vaccine supplies and will be self-sufficient in all vaccine supplies well before the end of the year.

    So, yes the Red Stripe is in the fridge and Jerk Chicken, rice and peas are ready.

    I don’t need to ask how the stock in your wine cellar is, and no doubt the “board of fare” on offer in your Andean fastness, will be sumptuous.

    Stay well Compadre.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Mar 27th, 2021 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L⚡️TTWH — HansF — Estimado THINK


    Thanks for the excellent update!

    We just returned this morning from the private clinic and the no-cost procedure (small needle) went very fast.

    We received the first of two Chinese Sinovac injections (the second scheduled for April 28th) which has a far lower efficacy than the AstraZeneca and Pfizer/Biontech vaccinations.

    If you’ll remember — ourselves and our youngest daughter were tested positive of COVID antibodies — but our physician thinks it was a false positive result.

    (As of yesterday 6,263k have been vaccinated with the first dose and 3,222k with the second.)

    Someday, you need to share your recipe for Jerk Chicken, rice and peas.

    This photograph perhaps reflects my understanding of your reasons for not having a wooden marital yoke upon your neck:

    They’re cute and look harmless but they are loud, incredibly expensive to keep, and absolutely untrainable!

    The other one is a kangaroo. I don’t know very much about kangaroos...


    You once was critical of my usage of française — but it reflects our household where three languages are daily spoken.

    Madame DeFarge is a highly complicated, remarkably beautiful, intensely enchanting and extremely volatile Chilena-Catalan-Occitan that has come to the conclusion that the lockdowns are not effective as a long term solution to this pandemic.

    In a comparison between the UK and Sweden (that have two completely approaches to the pandemic) the mortality rate is nearly the same.

    We think its a wise and prudent decision to socially isolate on a voluntary basis — but enforced lockdowns are a violation of our human rights.

    Although I really don’t know much about Laurence Fox and his campaign for Mayor of London — but I support his views about lockdowns.


    Mar 27th, 2021 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    We are now in a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions, with the last “day to day” restrictions due to be lifted by 21st June. All assuming the figures stay low, by which they mean hospital admissions.

    International travel bans are likely to stay in place however, with the rapidly deteriorating situation in Europe, scientists here are warning not to expect to holiday in Europe this summer.

    Much to the chagrin of some Southern European countries who were hoping to save at least some of the summer tourist season.

    We also have cases of “Cabin Fever” and people going “Stir Crazy”, as a result of prolonged lockdowns. However this is where our “stiff upper lip” come in handy, grin (gin) and bear it old chap!

    As for the Kangaroo, well you would stand more chance in a boxing match with a Kangaroo, than your missus, methinks.

    Saludos de Colonia Nervia Glevensium.

    Mar 27th, 2021 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L⚡️TTWH

    The kangaroo would easily kick my ass...

    We have an antiquated rule of our abode whereas the gentlemen do not strike the ladies with physical violence and the resident gypsy queen does not slit our throat.

    This seems a fair trade-off — however the verbal and psychological abuse at times becomes nearly impossible to endure.

    Madame is exceptionally capricious — but currently in a marvelous mood after our visit to the clinic. (As I’ve mentioned: Fire and Ice)

    She’s not cancelling our gran Easter celebration after reluctantly doing so last year.

    Normally — I just escape to the farm — but now our vagabond routine has been complicated with severe restrictions.

    Chile has practically closed its borders with very strict guidelines.

    Although the hospitals and clinics are reported in the news full — we learned today that the current actual used capacity is slightly less than 92%. (That 8% they feel is not enough for a major surge.)

    I’m keeping out of trouble for the next few days working on our entrance garden.


    Mar 27th, 2021 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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