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Buenos Aires through my eyes

A fresh start

December 8, 2015

Only few days left for the reins to change hands, for the “reina” to step aside after being given a push to be replaced by a new government

But the life in Buenos Aires goes on more or less as before. Traffic is as busy as before. Streets are busy with workers and shoppers. Popular restaurants are full. There locals skillfully remove the crust from the bread served there, for the soft inside of the bread to be thrown away. Not eating much, teenage girls focus entirely on their cell phones, quite oblivious to the surroundings.

Holidays are plentiful – some 33 in 2015.

And according to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, ”Today the poverty rate is less than 5 percent, and the rate of indigence is 1.27 percent, which has made Argentina one of the most egalitarian countries”. [http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1799903-cristina-la-cumbre-de-la-fao-por-el-hambre-cero]

Many important things will need to be changed, cleaned up to make a new start by the incoming  Government  for the above statement to become reality for all.

by klp. Find out more about klp here.