Peninsula Valdes in Argentine Patagonia – Killer whales Season – Fall 2017

Peninsula Valdes - Orca Season - Fall 2017

Killer whales is a beautiful spectacle in the province of Chubut and is already in full swing the first season of the year. In patagonia are 2 seasons of killer whales throughout the year; One between March and April in Punta Norte and the other between October and November in Caleta Valdés.

 

Peninsula Valdes - Orca Season - Fall 2017

Peninsula Valdes - Orca Season - Fall 2017
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Argentina chain in its miseries

Buenos-Aires 03-15-2017

Argentina is undergoing a process of transition towards a more just and developmental society. This is what the Macri government intends.

But there is a statistic that hurts, and that it should (rather, should) all citizens who believe and bet in this country: in Argentina there are 30% of the poor.

The government of Cristina de Kirsner is very responsive. But few we observed that both the employers, the unions and each of the citizens are responsible for all the evils that afflict us.

The choice of the then, now government, has the same responsibility. In fact almost all provincial governments are from the same sector of government and the same clique.
Since 2001, Argentina has lived with the same horizon of progress: “out of poverty”.

The government and the opposition are only involved in retaining power, their businesses plagued by past corruption. The government gives the impression of having no cases of corruption, but the history of Macri and his business family stalks them.

History teaches us that the pillars to get out of the poverty of our society are education and bet on the development of the middle class.

Today the people who claim in the squares of Buenos Aires are looking for more resources for subsidies. This is a drag of the past decade where the work is never encouraged and the effort is rewarded.

“Subsidiados”

These people have seen the state as their “Dad” for 15 years. They seek refuge for their life to be covered by the state. We are all paying for the “misery” we live in. And they often have access to health, education and entertainment that the lower middle class does not have.

My father-in-law, you have to buy Parkinson’s drugs. He is retired and can not fully pay for the amount of his prescriptions and studies. We help each other in the family. However, the Argentine state medicines for people who claim they give them free.

Of course, I do not think anyone has to stop taking their medications. But it is very different to give them a subsidy and to go home, without extinguishing them to educate and work. It is very different, if all the Argentineans will take us thinking about how to improve each day oneself.

Argentina is still Chavez’s Venezuela. Everyone believes that the state must care for us. All !, including employees, the unemployed, entrepreneurs, the church, and the subsidized (who have not looked for work for a decade).

 

Avenida de Mayo y Piedras, Buenos Aires 03/15/2017. (By: Alfredo Martínez)
Avenida de Mayo y Piedras, Buenos Aires 03/15/2017. (By: Alfredo Martínez)
Buenos Aires 02-15-2017 (By Alfredo Martínez)
Buenos Aires 02-15-2017 (By Alfredo Martínez)
Teachers cut the street in the neighborhood of Congreso, Buenos Aires. 03-15-2017 (By Alfredo Martínez)
Teachers cut the street in the neighborhood of Congreso, Buenos Aires. 03-15-2017 (By Alfredo Martínez)

 

Argentina caught between its past and future. The unions held a march against the government of Macri.

Buenos Aires: Antonio Calo marches next to the former mayor of Quilmes, Francisco "Barba" Gutierrez, heading the column of the UOM that goes to the central act of the CGT.

Today was the first march of the unions against the government of Mauricio Macri.
The march, is lit by the next elections of senators and deputies.
The guilds are demanding layoffs and price increases. Especially the increases in the energy sector, driven by the government that led to electricity and natural gas to rise above 400%, in the last year.

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Argentina toughens immigration policy against criminals

Minister Bullrich denied planning to build a wall on the border with Bolivia. (Image: DyN)

The executive order of Mauricio Macri to tighten the conditions to migrate to Argentina and facilitate the expulsions is already law.

Before it was published, it has unleashed a wave of criticism and accusations of xenophobia, in the international context of the advance of the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, with the wall on Mexico.

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Odebrecht, an earthquake for Peru

The Peruvian president, Kuczynski, was included in the judicial investigation. (Image: EFE)

The scandal erupted when the confessions of officials of the Brazilian construction company were known about the bribes paid by the company to several peruvian government officials. There are doubts about the results of the research.

An earthquake with epicenter in Brazil threatens to have catastrophic effects for the discredited peruvian political class. An earthquake that can be carried ahead of more than one former president. The incumbent, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, could also end up among his victims.

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Debate on human rights organizations in Argentina for Obama’s visit

Hollande in the Parque de la Memoria, Argentina, 2016

The main human rights organizations that were invited to the Memory Park, Thursday 24, to pay homage with Mauricio Macri and Barack Obama to the victims of the dictatorship have not decided yet if they will attend.
Moreover, at this time also they maintain a heated debate on whether or not to go there to remember the 40th anniversary of the coup d’état of 76. Neither decided Estela de Carlotto.

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Without education increases poverty

Without education increases poverty

There are different numbers on poverty in my country, Argentina. Unfortunately officers prepared by the INDEC lack credibility in our population. Argentina Catholic University (Social Debt Observatory Argentina) has been preparing periodically since several years ago statistical reports that are reliable for methodological objectivity.

In the latest report by the ACU is quantified by 28.7 percent of our poverty level in 2014, this indicates that between 2010 and 2014 poverty declined slightly, since poverty in 2010 was somewhat higher (29.4 percent).

But in this report ACU is not limited to measuring the total poverty in our country, but we also illustrates about inequality region of the country, and also alerts us to the huge difference in poverty by education level of the families.
While poverty in the CABA (Buenos Aires) affects 6.8 percent of the population, when the General Paz crosses (outside the capital) poverty is growing more than 5 times as climbs 36.2 percent. There is more poverty in suburban Buenos Aires that inside the country, since in the inner cities poverty is below the level of the suburbs as it hovers around 27 percent.
An important merit of this report is to show the UCA the decisive influence which of education as a determinant of poverty. The national average of poverty in 2014 is, as we said, 28.7 percent, but attention, among those who completed high school is much lower poverty (10.9 percent).

The scourge of poverty and destitution overwhelmingly punish those who did not complete high school, as many as 45 of every 100 of them are poor. In the twenty-first century without complete secondary school it is very difficult for people to have safe and permanent jobs that allow escape poverty.
We are in presence of profound inequality that should be corrected, as these figures tell us that those who do not finish high school are candidates to swell the pockets of poverty, this statement does not surprise anyone because it is not new.
We all know, and this report confirms the ACU so that “adults who are poor today have not completed high school yesterday,” but turn attention is also true that “teens today are not completing high school will be the poor future. ”

This phenomenon is known as “intergenerational transmission of poverty” because today’s poor children have no secondary education, which in turn also completed the secondary cycle legally enforceable.
Our education system is consolidating inequality. And that for every 100 children entering first grade a private primary school complete secondary 70 of them, but 100 entering a state primary end secondary school just 27. Without universal secondary school, which outreach to all socioeconomic levels of the population, can not alleviate poverty. This universalization of secondary should be the concern of the next government that will begin in December.