Crazy isn't it. But check this out.
How much did the price of meat go up these last couple of weeks?40%
How much did the price of meat go up in the last 3 months? 80%!
Take into account that meat is our basic source of protein here, fish will cost twice as much and chicken is just as expensive as red meat.
I went to the supermarket after being in Spain and I just couldn't believe it, its like one of Matt Bracken's book, our peso is losing value like crazy.
How can it be that its more expensive to live in Argentina than in Spain, USA or any other first world country for that matter?
How come a bar of Milka chocolate costs TWICE what it costs in Europe? Want to add insult to that? Milka Chocolate sold in Latin America is junk made in Brazil, you can hardly call it chocolate. Buy it in Europe and it not only costs half as much, its made in Europe, probably France, and tastes like a little bit of heaven.
So I look at all this with a mixture of feelings: Horrified of seeing how bad things are getting, also kind of curious in a twisted kind of way, wondering how longer we can keep living like this. Also a feel of urgency to relocate somewhere else, quickly.
Meanwhile our president said it herself, after the scandal of her husband (ex president), buying 2 million dollars cash, and not being capable of explaining the origin of such money "My husband is suffering the consequences of doing things legally".
Good for them that they rarely ever do so, and thanks for the advice Ms. President!
And to add the final touch of syrup to this bizarre mess, you turn on the TV and see our country's best bud, Chavez, walking around the streets in Venezuela, pointing with his finger at different buildings, yelling "Takeover!" as he walks, selecting the ones he'll steal from their rightful owners.
Its one crazy world we live in these days.