Skip to comments.Madness In Argentina (aka Mob rule in Argentina: This is how slums are born)
Posted on 12/14/2010 4:22:59 PM PST by dynachrome
These last couple weeks weve been seeing more insanity than usual here in Argentina. It started a week ago with a public park taken over by immigrants from Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Argentine villeros. Once they installed themselves in this public park with tents, they started bringing in materials to build brick and mortar homes in it to make a villa(shanty town). These are often crime and disease infested places. Imagine this happening in the park right in front of your home. Well, the neighbors of Soldati didnt like the idea either so they asked the Mayor of Buenos Aires, Mr. Mauricio Macri to take action. Macri being a more right wing type of guy did what he could, but he has no control of the Federal police that is needed to evict them. Macri has been struggling over the control of the Federal police of the capital district for years, but the president Cristina Kirchner prefers to keep the Federal under her control instead. So we have squatters on one hand taking over a park, pissed neighbors on the other, and a mayor, Mauricio Macri, that wants to remove them but has no power. All Macri has is the newly created Metropolitan police. The metropolitan police was created after years of requesting Kirchner the control of the Federal police. Since she wasnt giving them up, Macri managed to get the voters approval to create a Metropolitan police. The newly created metropolitan police is still small, mostly for traffic control and petty crime in the city. It lacks the anti-mob material, training and manpower to deal with large groups of people. The patrol vehicles of the metropolitan police where sent away by the squatters, shot at and attacked with stones and Molotovs. Macri asked for help to the Federal police, but Kirchner said she would not use force against these loving, upstanding citizens (well, not actually citizens, most of them are form Bolivia) To make matters worse, most of the squatters are simply criminals, either from north of the border from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, or local thugs, piqueteros that work for Kirchner as crash force. Most of them dont even need another home, they take over land, build a few sacks, and then RENT them out to poor people for 100 or 150 USD a month. One guy from Bolivia, he took over a large warehouse, made 20 rooms in it, and rented each for 200 USD a month in usurped property!
When the neighbors of Soldati saw that the president clearly had no intention of protecting their neighborhood, they took the law into their own hands. Results? 4 dead and countless wounded. It was kind of funny to see these criminals that can hardly speak Spanish and that came hear to steal land for themselves, DEMANDING that the police should protect them! More insane than that? Thats exactly what the president did! She sent the Federal police, but not to expel them but to surround the area to protect these poor innocent criminals that were getting their asses kicked. Now a judge is taking note of everyone in the park and has promised to give each and every one of these people a house. So lets recap: You take over land that isnt yours, you start building a house there and demand to either be allowed to build or a house elsewhere. Today, a few days later, land is being usurped all over the city. Even in private property people are waking up to find tents and shacks on their property and the squatters are not leaving unless they give them a home somewhere else. What else can you expect when you reward criminal actions with houses? The governments response to all this? They are organizing marches and rallies in the city today in favor of tolerance and support to criminals and squatters everywhere. The president said that we should open our hearts to them. Im watching TV right now and people are very, very pissed. In a terrible economy where hard working people work their entire lives and cant finish building their homes its understandable that they are willing to become violent against criminals that are simply allowed to steal what they otherwise have to work their entire lives to pay. Not only that, they ruin the neighborhoods by taking away parks where children used to play, instead creating shanty towns full of thugs, criminals and drugs.
I dont know how this will all end, but Ive never seen the average hard working person so fed up. Its one thing when the average citizen does what the police is supposed to and kicks out squatters. Its a completely different thing when the police shows up not to help you, but to protect the criminals instead.
December is often an interesting month in Argentina. Maybe its the heat. There's problems with gasoline, becoming harder to find, there's not enough money in ATMs, supposedly a plane from Brazil is comming this way, full of money (we can't even print our own money, its Made in Brazil too) and squatters are just waiting.
Hey man, that shotgun class may just come in handy!
Take care folks,
Squatters rights over rule the rule of law.
comming to your area soon
“I don?t know how this will all end,”
It will end badly, probably with civil war or an iron fisted leftist despotism that crushes the people while coddling the criminals. In fact, the second end sounds close to already nbeing there. That one usually leads to the first, but sometimes to a situation like North Korea...
Iron sights over squatters rights.
Hard to ‘squat’ if you’re dead.
The real problem is that a “female Chavez” is in charge of Argentina.
I take it that there’s no equivalent to the 2nd Amendment in Argentina? I don’t see that heppening here, and you know why...
Just damn. Their federal government totally screws them despite the mayor’s best efforts. This will end in more violence.
True, but the big cities may as well not have the 2nd Amendment. And if the police show up to protect the criminals, it won’t be pretty.
I think Argentina has federal police (”feral police”?) like mexico.
That apparently is the problem. They can only hope it floods.
Thanks. I forgot he had signed up at FR.
Maybe in the cities but out here in the country if some idiot illegal alien moved into my yard and DEMANDED that I give them food and housing, he would get hot lead instead.
Everyone should check out Ferfals blog. His book is very informative...highly recommended
Indeed. His blog gives very good advice. He believes, I think, that there will be no sudden SHTF in the US, but slow boiling of the frog.
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