Monday, November 23, 2015

There's Hope for Argentina!



President Mauricio Macri and Governor of Buenos Aires, Maria Eugenia Vidal
I barely dared to hope. Just barely. I had seen so many times my beloved country go down the toilet during elections, consumed by corruption, ignorance and populist ideology.
Yesterday something changed in Argentina. Mauricio Macri is now president of Argentina. Macri is the product of the 2001 crisis, starting his political party in 2003 and winning the mayoral elections of the City of Buenos Aires in 2007 where he did a great job. He ran the government of the city of Buenos Aires with professionalism, free of favouritism and corruption with clear goals for the city which he mostly achieved. Mauricio Macri can be described as a center-right conservative, known for building skilled teams around him and solving problems in a methodical way, probably due to his background in civil engineering.
As great as this is, the damage done to Argentina is still considerable an years, maybe a decade or more will pass before it becomes a nation with standards of living similar to the ones found in developed nations. The horrible crime problem, even the corruption and economic instability, you don’t get rid of those overnight. Macri knows a thing or two about being a victim of crime. He spent 13 days in a hole, kidnapped himself.
Still, its great news. There’s hope, and now there’s a president that will work towards fixing things rather than filling his own pockets. A president we can finally be proud of...that is, until he starts dancing…


FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of the political development. I've heard that Argentina is a beautiful country with good people - I hope they get the government they deserve.

K. Athenian said...

Macri is a surname with Greek roots. Makris = elongated, tall.

Anonymous said...

Don't hope toooooo much. All the people currently in power do not want to give it up. They are embedded in the military, all security services, banks, stock market and all business.

The won't go quietly and will kill to remain in power.

Kinda of like Pope Francis. Won't surprise me if he falls down some long stairs. . . . . .the Vatican bank and financial bureaucracy will not go quietly.