World Opinion: Much Of Argentina Wants Its Populists Back -

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I thought populists were nazi fascists in the current year, not commies
They come in many flavors. Here, they use the fake-progressive mask as a way to indulge the "70's fighting spirit" of a good chunk of the population that still romanticizes the "golden generation" of commie students attempting to coup their own leader. It's a long story and just as stupid as it sounds.

In any case, the people's reaction to Macri's government surprised no one except their own, for some reason. Political analysts said it first, the markets knew it and even the general populace felt it: there was no possibility of a re-election after the economical debacle created by the sudden open trade and the deals with the World Bank. Of course, your average Argie can see beyond his own nose and for a lot of them the presidential elections are like a soccer match: Nonsensical, brutal and worthy of violence. Specially when a good portion of the voter's base relies on government handouts for subsistence. Out of a 45 million census, almost 3.5 million receive some kind of governmental aid and 1.5 receive disability benefits. Now, here comes a center-right president telling them to get a job and that we must adjust the state's expenses against a candidate that promises free money for all as long as they keep the law out of their asses. Guess whom they'll vote?

You know what people say about the previous government? "They stole the national treasury, yeah... but they did stuff"

That's not a hyperbole, there's nothing lost in translation here. As vague as it sounds, a LOT of people support neo-Peronism because they did stuff.

Don't cry for us, Argentinians. We have exactly what we deserve. nothing more and nothing less.
 

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They come in many flavors. Here, they use the fake-progressive mask as a way to indulge the "70's fighting spirit" of a good chunk of the population that still romanticizes the "golden generation" of commie students attempting to coup their own leader. It's a long story and just as stupid as it sounds.

In any case, the people's reaction to Macri's government surprised no one except their own, for some reason. Political analysts said it first, the markets knew it and even the general populace felt it: there was no possibility of a re-election after the economical debacle created by the sudden open trade and the deals with the World Bank. Of course, your average Argie can see beyond his own nose and for a lot of them the presidential elections are like a soccer match: Nonsensical, brutal and worthy of violence. Specially when a good portion of the voter's base relies on government handouts for subsistence. Out of a 45 million census, almost 3.5 million receive some kind of governmental aid and 1.5 receive disability benefits. Now, here comes a center-right president telling them to get a job and that we must adjust the state's expenses against a candidate that promises free money for all as long as they keep the law out of their asses. Guess whom they'll vote?

You know what people say about the previous government? "They stole the national treasury, yeah... but they did stuff"

That's not a hyperbole, there's nothing lost in translation here. As vague as it sounds, a LOT of people support neo-Peronism because they did stuff.

Don't cry for us, Argentinians. We have exactly what we deserve. nothing more and nothing less.
Reminds me of Edward Edwins; got convicted of corruption while in office like 52 times, he stood down for re-election and rigged up the government to effectively hand his successor a gernade with the pin pulled, then came back and got reellected because somehow David Duke came out on top in the Republican primary and Edwin was the only democrat with enough political standing to win against a KKK Grand Wizard in Louisiana.

Edwin's official election platform was "I legalized casinos so reelect me."
 

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Well that’s certainly worth sending soldiers to die for!
Yes, because it was meant to cover some then current government shenanigans, iicr. Same as Argentina winning the World Cup in 1978: it was organized by their military government to keep people "entertained".

I thought populists were nazi fascists in the current year, not commies
In Latin America, the term populist is associated hardly with the left.
 
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Also Fidel was directly from Spain
His father was from Spain, his mother was born in Cuba and also the child of Spanish immigrants. She once threatened to blow Fidel to bits with a shotgun when he came to confiscate the family sugar plantation and Raul Castro had to shoo him away. The plantation was left alone until she passed away.

It's true, look it up.
 

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Question....maybe someone can enlighten me....but how is it that Eurocentric south Latin America is still a shithole and there is literally no major power rising from this resource rich continent.

What the fuck is going on?
 
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