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Argentina's covid Miracle

Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 13:50 UTC
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By Joseph Stiglitz – Unlike the United States, which could spend one-quarter of its GDP protecting its economy from the COVID-19 fallout, Argentina entered the pandemic with the deck stacked against it. Yet, thanks to the current government’s policies to strengthen the real economy, the country has been enjoying a remarkable recovery. Read full article

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  • Tænk

    Geeeeeeeeeee...

    To all them Anglo Turnips commenting in here...

    One of those very rare articles on PenguinPress that ain't completely biased against all things Argie...!

    - Anyhow..., hereby the top three treasonable tricks I hope our current Argie administration doesn't recycle from abroad to try to brainwash our fragile pretty minds with...:

    1) Painting our city busses as follows...:
    “We send the IMF $350 million a week
    Lets fund our SNS instead”

    2) Declaring a “Freedom Day” in the middle of this freaking pandemic...

    3) Invite and assist to a BYOB gathering in the midst of the freaking pandemic mentioned above...

    Capisce...?

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    I’m perplexed personally about your country’s financial plight.

    Outsiders would trend to sympathize with the bankers — but most Argentines fear unfair treatment.

    As you know, one of my friends resides in San Juan, and his opinion is that Argentina will not back down.

    The International Monetary Fund is playing a game to “chicken” with an Argentine administration willing to risk it all — because it would be a public relations disaster if the IMF does not offer debt forgiveness!

    (On another subject — it’s good to see some of your countrymen now enjoying the sea!)


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Hermanito..., yo creo que lo más importante es tratar de nosotros mantener la cabeza fría..., no seguir calentándonos..., porque lo que viene es muy..., muy grave...

    Estamos absolutamente sobrepasados..., es como una invasión extranjera..., alienígena..., no sé cómo se dice..., y no tenemos las herramientas para combatirla...

    Mantengamos nosotros la calma..., llamemos a la gente de buena voluntad..., aprovechen de racionar las comidas y vamos a tener que disminuir nuestros privilegios y compartir con los demás...

    Capisce...?

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    With all due respect — your reaction is so typical of your countrymen.

    No one is invading Argentina — although I sincerely applaud your altruism in sharing your diminished privileges.

    Unfortunately, my experience with all LATAM citizens sadly do not promote fiscal solidarity…

    ….the question is if the frivolous debtor’s owed is not actually the actual lender’s malevolence instead.

    Anyway, the weather here is pleasant and despite the horrendous worldwide inflation increases — our net revenue has actually outpaced the additional expenses. (Notably nearly double the increase of sea-freight!)

    We’re not convinced that the upcoming table grapes market will be as fortunate — as food inflation have skyrocketed!


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Hermanito...

    Nice to hear that things are going good for you in Shile..., even under Communism...

    Having quoted above those infamous words of that insubstantial “Llorona de Copiapó”..., I want to inform you that a candle has been lit yesterday at the San Michele di Pagana church in remembrance of the 65'th aniversary of the passing of my once neighbour and substantial lady on the cinco lucas bill...

    Saludos...



    Mme. Defarge'scompatriot and school companion

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    We can easily accept Boric socialism for four years…
    …hopefully the pendulum will swing back to the right — but we can survive…

    The skyrocketing fuel costs alone are killing us — but food inflation is becoming a major issue.

    I’m curious how Madame and the Lycée Français Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry are somehow related.

    To quote Gabriela Mistral’s — Canción de la Muerte (Song of Death 1914)

    La vieja Empadronadora,
la mañosa Muerte,
cuando vaya de camino,
mi niño encuentre.
    La que huele a los nacidos
y husmea su leche,
encuentre sales y harinas,
mi leche no encuentre.
    La Contra-Madre del Mundo,
la Convida-gentes,
por las playas y las rutas
no halle al inocente.
    El nombre de su bautismo
la flor con que crece –
lo olvide la memoriosa,
lo pierda, la Muerte.
    De vientos, de sal y arenas
se vuelve demente,
y trueque, la desvariada,
el Oeste, y el Este.
    Niño y madre los confunda
los mismo que peces,
y en el dia y en la hora
a mi sola encuentre.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    “I’m curious how Madame and the Lycée Français Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry are somehow related.”

    No relation..., the Llorona de Copiapó went to the Jeanne D'Arc...

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    (By the way — I’ve still been happy to your return after a long absence.)

    Gabriel Boric is a relatively a mild political situation for us — as I doubt he’ll become very radical.

    Currently I’m watching the USD — CLP currency exchanges which have remained relatively stable.

    In the coming weeks — I’ll progressively increase daily visits to the farm — as we’ll began the harvest of our grapes in late February. So far — the anticipated returns will not be able to match increased food prices.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    Remember that Shitslitz is in the pay of the Argentine government and makes a lot of money saying misleading things about them.

    At last count Argentina's new-cases-per-100000-per-day was running nearly 14 times as many as Chile -- with Argentina being the worst of any Latin American country.

    Let's review Argentina's pandemic control performance.

    As of 9 January

    Ecuador new daily COVID cases per 100000 population ==> 101

    Chile new daily COVID cases per 100000 population ==> 142

    Peru new daily COVID cases per 100000 population ==> 239

    Colombia new daily COVID cases per 100000 population ==> 416

    Argentina new daily COVID cases per 100000 population ==> 1929

    Argentina: The Impoverished, Incompetent Country

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Dizque el Gabriel es un buén pibe...
    Uno de los nuestros..., se potrebbe dire...
    Juega al truco, toma mate y tiene un montón de familia en Chubut...

    Chuckle..., chuckle

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Marti Llazo


    I would note that I’ve always agreed with the General Pinochet government — which is very contrary to Tænk’s opinion. I do appreciate his opinions — despite him being wrong…

    Boric is taking a slow approach — with our Central Bank being completely independent.

    I cannot imagine how Argentine importers are coping with the economy.

    Personally statistics in Latin America are pointless.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    La diferencia entre nosotros..., hermanito..., es qué a mi me inspira la idéa de una sociedad justa..., a Ud. la de una sociedad anónima...

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    I’ve always said that it was best summed up by the dictum “that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

    Which was actually an illegal seizure of our family property…

    No hard feelings though…


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 11th, 2022 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    @Chicureo

    We see that Comrade Boric has shown his criminal side by planning to empty the jails of those who were responsible for the looting, arson, and insurrection of Red October, which ended up killing dozens and causing over 5 billion dollars' worth of losses and damage, and brought about the sort of capital flight not seen in Chile since 1970. This is what you have to look forward to.

    Jan 12th, 2022 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    I’ve always said that it was best summed up by the dictum “that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

    Which was actually an illegal seizure of our family property…

    No hard feelings though…


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Jan 12th, 2022 - 12:24 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Hermanito...

    “An illegal seizure of our family property”... you say...

    - As I never really checked the actual procedure of the seizure of your family properties..., I can't say if it factually was illegal or legal...

    - What i can certainly can say is that..., since the sixties..., it surely was a firm legal basis for the much needed Shilean Agrarian Reform...

    http://www.memoriachilena.gob.cl/602/w3-article-3536.html#presentacion

    Let's not confuse personal resentment with legality..., shall we...?



    Which was actually an illegal seizure of our family property…





    http://www.memoriachilena.gob.cl/602/w3-article-3536.html#presentacion

    Jan 12th, 2022 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Tænk


    In regards to “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” — things eventually worked out for most of us…

    In retrospect — the land reform of my country caused a very positive outcome.

    When I graduated from the Grange School — I accepted a generous admission into our academy — while my uncle and father converted the barren hillsides into vineyards. (All financed by Chile.)

    Today, my country is making strong social progress and I do think everyone has benefitted.


    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Viña Del Mar!

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tænk

    Good...
    Then we agree...
    No need for no more of Kast's death caravans in Paine then...
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Memorial_DDHH_Chile_65_Paine.jpg

    Right...?

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0

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