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Argentines Worried About Global Financial Crisis

September 22nd, 2008 | Categoría: Culture


Argentines are more worried about the global financial crisis than any other problem on people’s minds these days, according to a new survey by the consulting firm Ibarómetro. “The world financial crisis has become a central topic and concern for Argentines,” Ibarómetro said Friday in a report. Around 28% of people polled said they were more concerned the financial crisis than anything else. Almost 23% said they were mainly worried “other” things, though Ibarómetro did not elaborate on this. It was not clear if Ibarómetro gave respondents a range of options or if it simply recorded the top concerns.

Other polls have shown crime to be a major concern. In any case, around 20% of those polled said their top concern was the national statistics agency, or INDEC, which stands accused of lying about inflation data. Just under 10% said they were most worried about the recent mafia-style murder of three businessmen widely believed to be invovled in drug trafficking, while another 6% said they were mainly concered about the Venezuelan suitcase scandal. Almost 8% said their main concern is a trial over the 2004 Cromañon nightclub tragedy in which 194 people were killed.

In a separate poll, almost 40% of respondents said Argentina would be affected a lot (“mucho”) by a worldwide financial crisis while 42% said such a crisis would have little (“poco”) impact on the country.

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Anónimo says:

How can first in command say that. When she gets part of the apple pie,…eating even the crumbs When one is invited with a a piece of pie, you just eat it and say thanks…
You can not eat it, burp it and say nasty things about the pay that you already ate….

Anónimo says:

Just hope that someone put all those bastards that bring drugs to young people, in jail, for good. If we do not have help from higher levels we will never bring justice to this whole generation of drugged people. Drugged people are the ones killing, burning trains, eating a chori and tetra, ready for “combat” FOR 50 PESOS given by invisible people as a job…Where is the DEA, any sister to help us out?

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