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.
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.
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.