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‘Bad and dangerous’: Argentina’s Trump on track to become president

A face only an anarcho-capitalist mother could love.

[quote]A foul-mouthed, far-right populist who has been described as a cross between Boris Johnson and the killer doll Chucky is in pole position to become president of South America’s second-largest economy. If elected on Sunday, populist Javier Milei vows to abolish central bank, loosen gun laws, legalise sale of human organs.

And how on earth is that perpetually failed country South America's second-largest economy? Christ, what an utter failure of a continent.

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by Anonymousreply 58November 20, 2023 8:46 PM

An Evita revival!

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by Anonymousreply 1October 23, 2023 2:23 PM

Didn't Ecuador just elect a right-of-center president? And he's very young, too.

South America be politiically bipolar.

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by Anonymousreply 2October 23, 2023 2:27 PM

People with views different than Milei’s have failed miserably in Argentina. It’s not surprising that voters would want to change course.

by Anonymousreply 3October 23, 2023 2:54 PM

r2 Centre-right is one thing, but this Milei guy is something else. It sucks that it's either him or another Peronist to choose from, Argentinians seemingly can't stop fucking themselves over.

by Anonymousreply 4October 23, 2023 2:55 PM

Yep. Argentina has never recovered since the Perons destroyed it seventy years ago.

The musical EVITA is a cautionary tale, not a love letter to the woman.

by Anonymousreply 5October 23, 2023 3:15 PM

In the early 20th century, Argentina was super rich and on its way to becoming a superpower... but then Juan and Evita Peron came along.

by Anonymousreply 6October 23, 2023 3:16 PM

Screw the middle classes!

by Anonymousreply 7October 23, 2023 3:20 PM

You get the government you deserve.

by Anonymousreply 8October 23, 2023 3:24 PM

It's not as simple as that, although they got the ball rolling. Overall, state hyperinterference in the economy has characterized Argentina since the 1950s, with a few excursions into military dictatorship. Currency mismanagement and crises in the last forty years piled in. 40% of the people live in poverty. Inflation is around 100%. It's a massive exporter of grain, crippled by drought the last few years. The political will doesn't exist to break the back of the problem. It is probably the most fucked up country, economically, on the planet, despite being the 2nd biggest economy in South America. It has spent more time in recession since the 1950s than any other country with an advanced economy. It's quite sad, really.

by Anonymousreply 9October 23, 2023 3:25 PM

First round winner was Economic Minister Sergio Massa.

Looks like they'll still go to a runoff in November. Sucks that Argentina has had so many corrupt governments that they'd consider such a psycho pig.

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by Anonymousreply 10October 23, 2023 3:25 PM

Argentina has always had a penchant for Nazis.

They all flocked there after WW2.

I never did understand why, until now.

by Anonymousreply 11October 23, 2023 3:27 PM

His teeth are frightening.

by Anonymousreply 12October 23, 2023 3:29 PM

R12 Looks like he chews on gravel with those worn to a point chompers. Disgusting and ill-kempt.

by Anonymousreply 13October 23, 2023 3:36 PM

The sure sign that he’s crazy, as has been his predecessors, is that he believes the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina. That’s a good test to know whether or not Argentina has matured enough to want to live in the real world, by showing they acknowledge that they don’t own the Falklands and they are not going to.

He’s suggested a different approach toward the Falklands, but he still claims Argentina has sovereignty.

by Anonymousreply 14October 23, 2023 3:37 PM

The face of evil.

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by Anonymousreply 15October 23, 2023 3:38 PM

My first encounter with people from Uruguay and Argentina was anything but positive. Snotty and annoyingly eccentric. My shipmate was married to a woman from Uruguay. She and her sisters were obnoxious especially after they had a few drinks. They had a gay friend from Argentina who would brag about his surgery to repair his anus after some rough sex with a trick…my friend and his wife eventually got divorced after he tried to kill her after she called him the N word. She married a black man and called him that. He was an asshole though and very much a bully. But what a crew. One of the sisters was dating a guy in the Saudi Arabian Navy and she beat him with her shoes whenever she was drunk, which was often. The other sister was married to a hot older man who was nice. She bragged about their house in Los Angeles (he was attached to the entertainment industry somehow) and their cars and trips and was extremely materialistic. They’d fight amongst themselves and end up crying and hugging each other and promised they’d never fight again…until the next time.

Exhausting people.

by Anonymousreply 16October 23, 2023 3:53 PM

Argentinians are arrogant people, with no reason to be arrogant.

They're trash.

by Anonymousreply 17October 23, 2023 3:57 PM

r6 Erm, no, Argentina's residence in the shitter started after WWI when foreign investment dried up, twenty years before Perón came to power. He simply continued the tradition of corruption the Argentinian politics was famous for long before him.

by Anonymousreply 18October 23, 2023 3:58 PM

Is there a comb shortage in Argentina?

by Anonymousreply 19October 23, 2023 4:30 PM

R16 sounds like a band of daddy fucking incest survivors. There is no redemption for cunts like that, worthless.

by Anonymousreply 20October 23, 2023 4:47 PM

R20 it crossed my mind that there was some incest in the family. Whenever they called home they would only speak to the mother. The oldest one, married to my shipmate, always said that their father was “difficult”.

by Anonymousreply 21October 23, 2023 4:53 PM

Democracy is great until it isn’t.

by Anonymousreply 22October 23, 2023 5:04 PM

ugliest man alive?

by Anonymousreply 23October 23, 2023 5:11 PM

[QUOTE] And how on earth is that perpetually failed country South America's second-largest economy?

Aren't Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay somewhat stable and liveable?

But yeah, many basket cases on that continent. No doubt.

by Anonymousreply 24October 23, 2023 5:20 PM

R24, Chile is the model of stability in South America.

by Anonymousreply 25October 23, 2023 6:14 PM

I'd like to think enough people in Argentina remember what happened with their last authoritarian government.

(when the military took over after the Peronist government collapsed.)

by Anonymousreply 26October 23, 2023 8:14 PM

R26 I think the problem is that Argentinians can't move on from what happened in the 70's. The military caused a lot of emotional damage to the country but the Peronist movement has used that to ensconce themselves into power and they are among the most corrupt regimes in the world, a bunch of thieves and thugs.

They have an annual inflation of 100%, 40 percent poverty and the winning presidential candidate is the current Economy minister, Peronist candidate Sergio Massa! It's unbelievable.

by Anonymousreply 27October 23, 2023 8:52 PM

Still hot guys though.

by Anonymousreply 28October 24, 2023 12:30 AM

Tell that to the fault line it lies on r25…

by Anonymousreply 29October 24, 2023 12:35 AM

R25 Chile had mass riots, at least in Santiago, when the government attempted to raise ticket prices for the Metro in 2019. It included burning down Catholic churches and metro stations. The country has a huge underclass which has become more obvious because the upper middle class has also grown a lot since the mid-2000s.

Argentina's middle class is becoming extinct - due to the economy and emigration with many leaving for Italy, Spain, and the US.

by Anonymousreply 30October 24, 2023 12:47 AM

Ick. He needs to floss.

by Anonymousreply 31October 24, 2023 12:50 AM

R5 why do you think people are desperate for Massa (peronist) to not win?

As an argentinean, the caricature the international media created for Milei is almost laughably ott. He's an unlikeable asshole, typical rigt wing libertarian, but dangerous? Unless you mean privatizing college and healthcare, idk how he would be.

To clarify I didn't vote for him, but he's the only candidate who presented an actual economic plan and presented a new option from the same fucking dumpster fire political parties we've had for decades. Plus, it's a vote against Massa who is 100% responsible for the 100% + inflation (he has been the head of Ministry of Economy for almost 2 years) yet will still likely be president for 4 more years.

R26 look at you thinking our government isnt already authoritarian.

by Anonymousreply 32October 24, 2023 1:09 AM

R17 Chileno o Mexicano?

by Anonymousreply 33October 24, 2023 1:13 AM

Milei looks like a raging alcoholic having a dry drunk.

by Anonymousreply 34October 24, 2023 1:28 AM

Brazil had it's OWN Trump


by Anonymousreply 35October 24, 2023 1:31 AM

Bolsonaro, r35.

by Anonymousreply 36October 24, 2023 1:33 AM

Is that the right number of teeth for an adult man?

by Anonymousreply 37October 24, 2023 1:34 AM

Pretty much every country in South America has a right wing leader.

Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Chile.

Something is seriously wrong with them down there.

by Anonymousreply 38October 24, 2023 1:36 AM

Uruguay and Chile are more economically stable, they also arent nearly as rich as Argentina or Brazil....which are richer but less stable.

R38 omg you do know that there are actual people from S.A here and are going to call you out on ypur ignorance....Lula right wing? Boric? Shut the fuck up, please.

by Anonymousreply 39October 24, 2023 1:40 AM

Venezuela right wing? Literally living a left wing dictatorship....again, please shut up.

by Anonymousreply 40October 24, 2023 1:41 AM

On that list R38 only Paraguay, Uruguay, and Peru have center-right leaders. All the others are leftists of varying degrees.

by Anonymousreply 41October 24, 2023 1:48 AM

He’s lost the Guardian.


by Anonymousreply 42October 24, 2023 2:17 AM

He brandishes a chain saw, what could possibly go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 43October 24, 2023 2:38 AM

Argentina is so very European. A lot of Italian influence. Isn't pastaboi from there?

by Anonymousreply 44October 24, 2023 2:40 AM

It was a mistake for Argentina to join Mercosur. Brazil has used it as a weapon to deindustrialize Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 45October 24, 2023 3:47 AM

That would explain pastaboi's arrogant attitude, R44.

by Anonymousreply 46October 24, 2023 12:03 PM

[quote] The Argentine population is heavily mobilized and very politically engaged

I don’t understand why then, Argentinians think the solution to their economic problems is someone who will create chaos. The article says that even his allies recognize he will bring that. What is the advantage? Is it because he is going to cut social programs?

by Anonymousreply 47October 24, 2023 3:30 PM

[quote] I don’t understand why then, Argentinians think the solution to their economic problems is someone who will create chaos.

Because they're dumb cunts.

Just like American MAGATS.

I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the world's population are ignorant cave people who haven't evolved into fully formed humans.

They're still dumb animals.

by Anonymousreply 48October 24, 2023 3:42 PM

R47 CREATE chaos??!!!! What the fuck do you think we're living in now? 120% inflation IS chaos....40% people living in poverty IS CHAOS?

Please shut the fuck up when you clearly know fuck all about the situation in my country.

by Anonymousreply 49October 24, 2023 5:33 PM

[quote] Is it because he is going to cut social programs?

Argentina has more social programs (that, incidentally, don't work or barely work) than it could ever need as a way to employ people who might be unemployable under normal market circumstances.

by Anonymousreply 50October 24, 2023 7:43 PM

[quote]R47] CREATE chaos??!!!! What the fuck do you think we're living in now? 120% inflation IS chaos....40% people living in poverty IS CHAOS? Please shut the fuck up when you clearly know fuck all about the situation in my country.

That’s from the article you dumb fuck.

by Anonymousreply 51October 25, 2023 2:16 AM



by Anonymousreply 52October 25, 2023 3:24 AM

Ugly bump.

by Anonymousreply 53November 20, 2023 12:25 PM

Getting rid of "central bank" sounds like a good start.

by Anonymousreply 54November 20, 2023 12:43 PM

Does it? Do we have any idea what a country without a central bank even looks like?

by Anonymousreply 55November 20, 2023 12:55 PM

Glad to see the Guardian get their nose out of the ass of Hamas for a moment to opine on a country they know nothing about

by Anonymousreply 56November 20, 2023 1:58 PM

The Guardian really is worthless.

by Anonymousreply 57November 20, 2023 1:59 PM

What The Guardian says Milei said is not what Milei is setting out to do but what his detractors tried to use to scare voters away from him.

by Anonymousreply 58November 20, 2023 8:46 PM
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