Pandemic has cost Argentina “133 times the Malvinas war” – MercoPress
The pandemic has cost Argentina “133 times the Malvinas war”
Argentina opposition MP Mario Negri said he was very concerned about the way the country was battling the second wave of the coronavirus and asked if the government had any idea how many Argentinian lives the pandemic has claimed, “133 times the war of the Malvinas”.
“I sincerely hope that I am wrong because I do not know if we will reach July 9 (Independence Day) with 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus,” said the leader of the Lower House of Lawmakers of the Radical Party.
There are a lot of things that are going to hang on the government’s back, whether they like it or not. They will be responsible, Do you have any idea how many Argentinian lives the pandemic has cost, 133 times the Malvinas War ?, Negri told the media in Buenos Aires.
On Sunday, the Argentine government organized a “reflection”. ceremony to honor the memory of the more than 90,000 Argentines who have died due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Led by President Alberto Fernandez, his cabinet and artists who support the government, the event was held at the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. Candles were lit, music was played, and Fernandez read a poem.
However, Negri blasted Fernandez for the vaccination campaign. He has to tell us what will happen with the 66 million doses promised by former health minister González Garcia, who now drinks beer in Madrid chatting with friends, while six million Argentines are uncertain about the second Sputnik jab ??
The former minister was filmed in Spain by Argentinian media enjoying the summer with friends, the same man who initially doubted that the Covid 19 virus would reach Argentina, then promised millions of vaccines that are not ever arrived, the most notorious Pfizer guns deal that still failed under suspicious conditions, and the so-called VIP vaccination centers for friends and cronies of the Fernandez-Cristina Kirchner regime.
Further on, Negri underlined the pointlessness that Argentina has fallen into, the so-called ?? autonomous ?? status according to the Morgan Stanley Capital International, MSCI, financial index ?? an irrelevance that we pay with our impoverished economy and still so isolated from the serious world ??
This government is characterized by a bunch of permanent contradictions, I have never seen so many and at the same time. They have steered the country towards insignificance and insignificance, there is no class and we do not know where we are going ??.
Finally, Negri also criticized the Fernandez administration for remaining silent on the repeated human rights violations committed by Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua. “They messed up Argentina’s human rights policy by supporting these two dictators.”
And more specifically on Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, “he is certainly not the man I knew when he was a member of the Lower House, I doubt he knows where he is standing and what ‘he does. Solá did not sign a UN resolution calling for free and fair elections in both countries and argued that when considering countries, “Argentina acts alone, not as a member of a gang of tyrants (about the UN) ”.