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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Monday April 01, 2002
07:53 PM

And hanging tubes

[ #3914 ]
Dear Log,

OK, things are now really getting bad in Argentina...

«Librarians, teachers and other public sector workers, who have been getting paid in hastily printed provincial currencies, won't get paid at all if the provinces agree to stop printing the money, as the IMF is demanding. And if deeper cuts are made to the public sector, as the lender is also insisting, unemployed workers - close to 30% of the population - will be even closer to the homelessness and hunger that have led thousands to storm supermarkets demanding food.

If a solution isn't found to the recently declared medical state of emergency, it will certainly affect an elderly woman I met on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. In a fit of shame and desperation, she pulled up her blouse and showed me the open wound and hanging tubes from a stomach operation that her doctor was not able to stitch up or dress due to lack of medical supplies.»

-- "Revolt of the wronged: Argentina was a model IMF student. And it's still suffering as a result"

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