Thursday, February 18, 2010

STL DPB On The Road: What's New, Buenos Aires?

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Apparently not much. Got into town late this afternoon and went out to run a couple of errands. Looks like the same old issues around here. The grafitti on the top photo roughly translates as "gorillas tremble when Kirchner [the current president, Cristina, or her predecessor and husband, Nestor, who was term-limited out] is around." It is signed by JP, a descamisado, or shirtless one, the workers and populists who put Juan Peron into power. The Kirchners are nominally Peronistas. Looks like some of the public isn't buying it any more.

The bottom ad says something like, "Enjoy yourself without hiding. Pay your taxes." The billboard portrays a couple lounging on a beach wearing clownish disguises. Argentines aren't coughing it up any more freely then they ever did. It doesn't surprise me. All the Argentines I've talked to don't trust the government.

TOMORROW: on the streets of Buenos Aires.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

je ne sais pas ce que veux dire la publicité, mais la photo est amusante

Eleonora said...

It's about time they opened their eyes...

brattcat said...

There's a lot of that going around lately.

Virginia said...

Parisian graffiti ( on my blog), Argentinian graffiti on yours. They are ruining public places around the world. And if I am ever caught in public with a bikini on, rest assured I'll have on a clown mask! :)
V

Nathalie said...

I visited your flickr pages to see your photos of the glaciers - wasn't disappointed, they're gorgeous.

Enjoy the rest of the trip. I'd love a picture of you dancing tango !!!

Paula said...

What strange politics...I'll have to read up on it to fully understand. Too bad about the graffiti, more reasons for cities to have tagging parks.

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

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Frank