Argentina: Rocket up, power out UPDATED

Argentina’s having a heatwave, so a ‘state of emergency’ declared as power and water supplies fail; the water shortages are more acute for high-rise buildings where water has to be pumped up.

Meanwhile, Argentina has just launched a new space rocket to “recover” its defense capacity

Argentina — which still hasn’t sorted out its $100 billion sovereign default with all its creditors dating back to 2001 — has absolutely no money to be shoveling out on space programs. It’s doing it anyway.

The rocket launch is part of a broader ramp-up of military spending, which goes to $6.1 billion in 2014.

“For peaceful purposes”? Not.

UPDATE:
ARGENTINA’S GOVERNMENT STATISTICS
Lies, All Lies
Wether you’re looking at figures for murder or GDP growth, if they come from the Argentinian government they’re probably false.


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2 Responses to “Argentina: Rocket up, power out UPDATED”

  1. Davod Says:

    Similarity between the USA and Argentina -

    America’S GOVERNMENT STATISTICS
    Lies, All Lies
    Wether you’re looking at figures for murder or GDP growth, if they come from the American government they’re probably false.

  2. Gringo Says:

    Argentina has just launched a new space rocket to “recover” its defense capacity.

    Milico-hater Evita III is sounding like one of those deranged milicos from the days of the junta who babbled on about the military importance of Antarctica to Argentina.