I think ARgentina is ready to take a risk this time...today's military is not capable of anything other than to temporarily restore order, I don't see them as the same threat...I think Argentina is ready to take this baby step..it may not be easy but it's absolutely imperative.
The middle class voted to keep more of the same in the last elections...now they know they are NOT going to get more of 'the same' under these k
riminals, they have shown their true colors & the public anger is rising by the hour...we don't need to wait for public opinion polls to know that the K gov has lost the majority vote now.
Maybe we just need to let them fail in full public view, then move on, we don't need to agonize for another 3 years.
I was born here but left just before the military took over so I can't say I know how it feels to live under military rule...but I can say that I spent years learning from my relatives here...they have lived under the military...I can say that on an intellectual level I have an idea about the conditions they & their friends had to endure.
I know that this fear of the military runs very deep in Argentina for very good reasons but there will be a time when we have to take charge & take the risk.
It's not the YPF itself that I worry about, it's all the the foreign companies that are now starting to shut down or are starting to look elsewhere in South America to invest, we risk isolating ourselves to the point of no return. Once you frighten off all foreign investment there's no magic way to quickly bring it back resulting in an accelerating, irreversible downward spiral, we are on the precipice... "hello Iran can we be your friend?".
Time is running out & tough decisions need to be made, risks have to be taken...and under the current world financial turmoil we have a lot of 'repatriating' Argentinians who have seen better ways of running a country... I believe that they are now going to play a significant part in the inevitable transformation of this country. The stage is set for fundamental changes to occur.
I may be dreaming but we'll see.
I agree with you and you are mostly right but the last time a government didn`t fihish the military junta came and for our own sake we better let them finish. You have no idea what is to live with the militars on power, the worst government is better than them, they robbed and it is said that there were 30.000 missing! Another thing is that many companies don`t invest by the way the Brazilian have found many petroleum that we never find because companies don`t invest this is my personal theory that could be wrong but sounds logical. I don`t agree with the bad policy with Mercosur and rest of the world of course not and we all know by far that they are robbing as much as possible and are planning to buy YPF with the retiree`s money! who could agree with all this of course nobody....