Antiperonism are mainly rich, and, for example with Macri, retiree people that watch tv all day. High consumers of the media. That was his base. People that work, people that depend on the local market, are peronists. (Of course, generally talking).
PYMES were greatly beneffitted with the Ks, not only for this alliance I mentioned with Brazil, but because of thee growth of our internal market. Pymes are 70% of our labour market. The second presidnce of CFK was bumpy. Inflation, Cepo, etc. Not very good. But still, way better than Macris best year.
Socialism in Latin America is more linked with independence, sovereignty, development, as oposed to the gringos who come, destroy, and take everything. Its more a reaction to US capitalism than agree with the socialism cause.
I dont think unity ois possible right now. There is a tragic tie. Opposal interests. No one could win if the other one not loses. Impossible a win win situation. Thats the tragedy, its definition. One wants what the other dont. 100% oposal directions. There si no national project, as other Latam countries, Chile, for instance. The Unions are strong, el campo too, they both are going to defend their posture. There is no other stage, that synthesize this. Only movement. Only time.
Seems that Peronism feeds on ignorance. Don't think. Don't question. Don't listen... The Nazis were the same.
I am a PYME owner and I am a Gringo.
I found Santa Fe under the socialists truly welcoming. More than elsewhere under Peronism / K. During the socialist years of Santa Fe a lot of progress was made in making the province function efficiently and also complete some really good and high quality public infrastructure including many hospitals and schools that would put even those in CABA to shame.
The only benefit I had under K was avoiding competition and subsidies - productivity was rock bottom (as it is today) compared to any other country on earth and costs are sky high. They give PYMEs just enough to hang on, but that is it. We cannot import technology or materials from abroad and this limits innovation and the ability to open new revenue streams, etc. I cannot use an Argentine company as a vehicle to invest abroad or run a regional operation from here because of capital controls, etc - meaning less jobs for Argentines and less USD for Argentina.
Will also point out that with over 25,000 PYMEs having closed their doors for good in CABA alone, I think PYME support for Peronists is waning. Given most people in my social circles are PYME owners, I have yet to find one who is actually Peronists - the only thing they like are subsidies and dare I say the "shortcuts" (wink wink) that present themselves under Peronist administrations (and don't even get me started about the efficiency of administering these - employees only got April ATPs last week.)
I do realize this is the myth/ image / ideal Peronism would like to portray, but as someone said earlier, the facts speak for themselves and it does not do any favours to Argentina or Argentines.