During the presentation of the work plan “Argentina Grande” from the Casa Rosada, Alberto Fernandez today made a criticism of the tourists who “they buy dollars to travel” because, according to him, “they make the blue dollar go up”. In addition, the President pointed against “some speculators who make the currency rise”.
Fernández affirmed that Argentina is not only “a place where tourists buy dollars to travel and make the blue dollar rise, nor is it the place where some speculators in cash with liquidation are making the dollar rise and it reassures us all”.
“Argentina is also the one that produces, invests, works, provides employment, educates, heals: all of this is Argentina. Let’s not forget, we have a formidable homeland. Many times we have fallen and many times we have gotten up. Once and forever let’s get up, we deserve it “said the President.
Likewise, he maintained that Argentina is also the country where the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline project “will allow us to take our gas from Vaca Muerta to the center of Buenos Aires, and from there to be able to distribute it throughout the country, and stop importing gas ”.
In an act at the Casa Rosada Bicentennial Museum, Fernández announced, together with the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, and the Minister of Public Works, Gabriel Katopodis, seven works of the 120 strategies of “Argentina Grande, the Public Works Plan for the Development of the Nation” which already has 5,000 projects underway.
The head of state recalled that when he campaigned he pointed out his “porteño condition” and remarked that he was “concerned about federalism.” ”As a porteño that I am, I was outraged and I asked them to trust me that I am the most federal of the porteños: here is the proof”, he said.
In addition, Fernández stressed that a “present” State does not “leave in private hands what the State must do”, when pondering the progress of employment in public works. “Construction already registers nearly 450,000 workers throughout the country, and that is distributed equally: half for the private sector and half for the public sector,” he insisted.
On the other hand, he pointed to “the same ones that caused us depression”due to the situation in the country and the outbreak of the pandemic. In that sense, he stated that now “they come to tell us how depressed we are.” And he added: “Others do it by speculating, putting us on the permanent limit.”
”In this State of confusion, some repeat the phrase that politics is all the same, and we are not all the same: Some of us believe in a fair, egalitarian and sovereign society, and others believe in a claudicant society that has protection for only one half of Argentina and leaves the other half to its one-eyed, “he explained.
The act was also attended by the governors of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof; from Tucumán, Osvaldo Jaldo; from Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora; from Mendoza, Rodolfo Suarez; from Neuquén, Omar Gutiérrez; from Chaco, Jorge Capitanich; from Catamarca, Raúl Jalil; and from Salta, Gustavo Sáenz.
Minister Katopodis, for his part, said that those presented are “works that change the matrix of development in Argentina.” He also specified that every time Peronism decides to carry out works “it is defining what development and progress we want for the people.”
From Chaco, Capitanich shared his satisfaction for announcing the works of a new bridge that will link Chaco and Corrientes. He believed that this new structure will serve for the “bi-oceanic corridor” and assured that it is a “strategic” decision.
Towards the end, Kicillof expressed his “gratitude” for “an immense number of works in the province of Buenos Aires” and lamented that the previous administration had many “works promised and not carried out.”