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.


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)


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.

Cristina Kirchner poverty to below 5% and 1% indigence

Cristina Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez participates in the meeting with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), on his last day in Rome, Italy, where he spoke about “the model” and the results that led the country to have poverty rates and indigence that are below 5% and 1%.

As part of a talk on food, the President said that “Argentina, has been rewarded for their results in the fight against hunger is not that we only had a feeding program. We had a national project, a model of society, more equitable, more just and egalitarian, which is the best antidote in the fight against hunger and poverty”, he said.

FAO awarded a distinction to the president of Argentina in recognition of public policies that reduced levels of malnutrition in the last 25 years. The head of state was based on the latest data released by questioned Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC), which in 2013 stood at 4.7% to poverty.

During the 39th Conference of FAO, the UN agency dedicated to the problems of food and hunger, the president remarked that the country index poverty is below 5% and the poverty rate of 1%.

“What has it helped the Argentina eradicate the problem of hunger was precisely the existence of the state. And a state with very active public policies, very focused on this problem, he said.

While insisting on placing the country among those with “the best minimum living wage of Latin America”. He highlighted the social plans such as universal child allowance, because “contributed strongly to boost the economy through aggregate demand, consumption”.

Accompanied by the economic attaché at the Embassy of Argentina, Guillermo Moreno, the president remarked that “the problem of hunger it cannot be approached solely from food production,” but through the work as “the great social articulator”.

After the summit, Cristina will meet with the Director General of FAO, Jose Graziano Da Silva, then lunch with the President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, after which he will undertake his return.


The data shed major consulting firms and the world on the level of poverty in Argentina not merely match the range of 4.7% announced by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner today in Rome in the framework of the meeting of the Bureau Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN.

The digit showed the president is similar to the last measurement made by the INDEC in 2013 but. A study by the Catholic University Argentina of that year showed that the poverty rate was 26%.

According to the official CGT, which has its own center for study, poverty in May 2014 was 17.8%, while for X Consultant Artemio Lopez at the end of that year the percentage was 12.7 and the Chartered Institute of Buenos Aires this index was 20% in Buenos Aires.

Meanwhile, for the Indec technicians who were displaced by the institution, poverty in May 2015 is 25.1%.

Globally, according to data collected in 2012 by the CIA World Factbook, the first countries with the lowest poverty rates are 1.16% Taiwan, Tunisia and Malaysia with 3.8%, Lithuania with 4% and Ireland with 5.5% .

Taking into account the number thrown up by the President, of 4.7%, Argentina ranks fifth in the world ranking of registering a lower poverty rate France 6.2%, Switzerland 6.9% UK of 14% and even the United States of 15.1%.

If you think green: think in the children

Hans Rosling provides another interesting TED talk. As he mentions economics plays a huge role in whether we will slow population growth. The economic condition plays a huge role in child survival which he calls “the new green.” Meaning the fate of the environment is tied to increasing child survival (and decreasing poverty). There are many important factors that will impact the fate of the environment but a big factor is world population.