Rense.com is site a read regularly. This article was posted about 10 days ago.
You might be aware of it already along with the author. I found it fascinating.
Thanks for all you do!
Thanks Kim, pretty interesting.
Some of it I don’t agree with, but in the end most of it is true. Cant say that Ted Turner or the Benetton family (largest land owner in Argentina) have some world government secret plan, but its no mystery here anymore that foreigners are buying strategic chunks of the country, specially the ones with access to some of the world largest reserves of potable water.
While some of these people are clearly targeting the water, I believe a lot of this has to do with the super rich idea of preparedness: Buy half a province in a corrupt country (so that I can get away with anything) far south with great natural resources in case the world goes to hell.
I can’t disagree with that, but I doubt many of my readers have the kind of money these guys manage, and that makes all the difference in the world.
While the billionaire buys acres by the thousands, along with the government connection to do very much as he pleases, have people already prelocated, enough supplies and manpower to run their own little country, the average Joe falling for some marketing trick only gets a parcel of land 2000 miles away from the nearest decent hospital… and you don’t have your own chopper to get you there if needed. Nor do you have the billions these guys do, so you'll be a bit angry when you see the expenses of living there are actually 2 or 3 times what' you've been assured.
But it is true that few Argentines own much of Patagonia any more. The Kirchners themselves, they own a fair share, but its mostly in the hands of the rich foreign elite.
We’ve known this for a while, and its been discussed in the local mainstream media that the sovereignty of some provinces is at risk because of this so we all know that, its not some conspiracy theory. We have laws that forbid taking control of lakes and access to their shores, yet many TV documentaries (Telenoche news did several of these, so did Rolando Graña in Channel 2 ) have shown otherwise. Get close enough to some of these beautiful lakes and a nice 4x4 truck with not so nice people will tell you that you are in private property and ask you to leave. The reporter explains to them that their boss may own the land, but they must provide access to the lake shores. They really don’t care, and tell you to leave immediately.Guess this is the world's elite idea of stocking up on water. :-)