Rick Davis wrote...
The next step...
... to silence organized resistance to the Argentine rush to government control of all media was taken:
'President Cristina Fernandez also signed a decree last week ordering newspapers and magazines to be sold exclusively at union-run stands. Editors fear the government now can use friendly unions to prevent the distribution of newspapers that don't follow the ruling party line."They seek the legal tools to silence the press along with a campaign to discredit the media," said Enrique Santos Calderon, president of the press association.'
Hi Rick, I believe this is the classic final step: Government going nuts and simply trying to control the media to hide what's going on.
Have you been following the news on what's going on in Buenos Aires with the various strikes and roadblocks these last few weeks? It's an epic adventure to get in and out of Capital.
Got to go down to 9 de Julio and Obelisco tomorrow, I'll take the "combi" (private little bus) It will take a lot of time to get in and out but at least I wont be doing the driving.