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European academics: President Mauricio Macri is a threat to democracy in Argentina

Yellow balloons, party music, the family dog ​​Balcarce in the president's couch. The inaugural of Argentine President Mauricio Macri was hailed by the local and international media a "joyous revolution" in Argentina.

Since Macri took office on December 10, there exists in Argentina a climate not experienced since the last military dictatorship ended in 1983. By taking advantage of Parliament's annual summer break and using the fight against drug trafficking as a pretext, the President has declared a state of emergency in the country - a measure that gives the military the opportunity to intervene in domestic security and even shoot down airplanes without warning. No one can go out without identity documents. Not even Mexico has gone so far in its reaction to the perceived threat from organized crime. This occurs despite the fact that Buenos Aires is, with Montevideo, Latin America's safest capital city.

By decree and unconstitutionally, President Macri appointed two of his friends to the Supreme Court and has also repealed the law that limited the monopolization of the media. The number of approved channels controlled by a single hand was not even as high as during the military dictatorship. Meanwhile, critical journalists, or those who simply are not in line with government policy, dismissed from the public channels. Private companies, threatened by a loss of government advertising revenue, have followed suit.

Following the steep reduction on agricultural export taxes and a sharp devaluation of the peso, which redistributes resources to the wealthy who possess US dollars, the Argentine government enacted a wave of layoffs which now totals almost 25,000 employees (and an equal number the private sector). Most of those affected are people who disagree with the ruling government.

The state support functions for work on human rights has been particularly hard hit. Entire departments in several ministries and organizations have been closed while former officials suspected of crimes against humanity have been appointed to government office. The president has refused speak to renowned human rights organizations such as Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. The Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, in line with the national government, stated that the number of disappeared during the last dictatorship "was a lie that was fabricated at the negotiating table in order to get subsidies."

In this climate of widespread intimidation, the police assault against protests carried out by trade unions, the unemployed, women's groups and indigenous groups or the criminalization of the political opposition, unsurprisingly. A rehearsal for the upcoming carnival parade was recently met with police firing shots indiscriminately at anything that moved. Without cause. In order to spread fear.

The best-known individual example (for now) is the imprisonment of Milagro Sala, an indigenous activist and member of Parlasur (Mercosur Parliament). She was arrested after participating in a peaceful protest meeting organized to request an audience with Jujuy Province Governor Gerardo Morales. Morales, an ally of President Macri, has banned the indigenous housing cooperatives and threatening to withdraw all public funding. Amnesty International, the European Parliament, and Parlasur have submitted official protests. The judicial authorities in the province (controlled by President Mauricio Macri by decree) has responded by tightening the conditions of Salas' detention, raiding her home and imprisoning other activists.

The Argentine "new right" is reminiscent of those in Poland and Hungary: limited press freedom, co-optation of the judicial system, persecution of dissidents and armed repression if anyone dares to react. Mauricio Macri, a former president of a great football club with corrupt ties to the hooligans mafia world and the heir to an empire in the financial and media industry, can expect accommodating judges to put judicial cases against him - including corruption and illegal detention and wiretapping - on ice.

Macri is no "Nelson Mandela" - as Luis Majul, a journalist on Macri's payroll, recently exclaimed. He may be more akin to a South American Silvio Berlusconi, a businessman who loves adulation and hates democracy.

In less than two months, Mauricio Macri government has promoted one of the greatest setbacks in terms of human rights in Argentina since the military dictatorship ended in 1983. It is a joyous revolution for those who want bullets directed at the democratic process in Argentina and throughout the region.

Brigitte Adriaensen. Universiteit Nijmegen
Jens Andersen Mann, University of Zurich
Ben Bollig, University of Oxford
Geneviève Fabry, Catholic University of Louvain
Liliana Ruth Feierstein, Humboldt University in Berlin
Anna Forné, University of Gothenburg
John Kraniauskas, Birkbeck College, University of London
Emilia Perassi, Università degli Studi di Milano
Kathrin Sartingen. University of Vienna
Dardo Scavino, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

At: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=http://www.etc.se/debatt/president-mauricio-macri-ar-ett-hot-mot-demokratin-i-argentina&prev=search

On Kenneth Thorpe's Analysis of Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Reform Plan

Professor Kenneth Thorpe recently issued an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders' single-payer national health insurance proposal. Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims the single-payer plan would break the bank. Thorpe's analysis rests on several incorrect assumptions, and is at odds with analyses of the costs of single-payer programs that he produced in the past - which projected large savings from such reform.

1. He incorrectly assumes administrative savings of only 4.7% of expenditures; but this is based on projections under Vermont's proposed reform - not a single-payer system.

The correct way to estimate administrative savings is to use actual data from real world experience with single-payer systems such as that in Canada or Scotland, rather than using projections of costs in Vermont's non-single-payer plan. Administrative costs of insurers and providers accounted for 16.7% of total health care expenditures in Canada, versus. 31.0% in the U.S. - a difference of 14.3%. In subsequent studies, we have found that U.S. hospital administrative costs have continued to rise, while Canada's have not. Moreover, hospital administrative costs in Scotland's single-payer system were virtually identical those in Canada.

In sum, Thorpe's assumptions understate the administrative savings of single-payer by 9.6% of total health spending. Hence he overestimates the program's cost by $327 billion in 2016, and $3.742 trillion between 2016 and 2024. Notably, Thorpe's earlier analyses projected much larger administrative savings from single-payer reform -- closely in line with our estimates.

2. Thorpe assumes huge increases in the utilization of care, increases far beyond those that were seen when national health insurance was implemented in Canada, and much larger than is possible given the supply of doctors and hospital beds.

Instead of a huge surge in utilization, more realistic projections would assume that doctors and hospitals would reduce the amount of unnecessary care they're now delivering in order to deliver needed care to those who are currently not getting what they need. That's what happened in Canada.

4. Thorpe's analysis also ignores the large savings that would accrue to state and local governments -- and hence taxpayers -- because they would be relieved of the costs of private coverage for public employees.

State and local government spent $177 billion last year on employee health benefits - about $120 billion more than state and local government would pay under the 6.2% payroll tax that Senator Sanders has proposed.

5. Thorpe's analysis also apparently ignores the huge tax subsidies that currently support private insurance, which are listed as "Tax Expenditures" in the federal government's official budget documents.

These subsidies totaled $326.2 billion last year, and are expected to increase to $538.9 billion in 2024. Thorpe's analysis makes no mention of these current subsidies.

6. Thorpe assumes zero cost savings under single-payer on prescription drugs and devices.

Nations with single-payer systems have in every case used their clout as a huge purchaser to lower drug prices by about 50 percent. In fact, the U.S. Defense Department and VA system have also been able to realize such savings.

In the past, Thorpe himself estimated that single-payer reform would lower health spending while covering all of the uninsured and upgrading coverage for the tens of millions who are currently underinsured. The facts on which those conclusions were based have not changed.

At: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-himmelstein/kenneth-thorpe-bernie-sanders-single-payer_b_9113192.html?1454092127

After settlement offer to holdouts, Argentina seeks to lift injunctions blocking other bond payments

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan gave holdout bondholders until February 18 to show why the injunctions that have restricted Argentina from servicing its restructured debts should not be vacated after the country's $6.5 billion offer to settle the dispute.

The order, which Argentina requested, came after the country last Friday proposed a $6.5 billion payment to settle a legal battle with vulture funds and other holdout bondholders who did not accept Argentina's past bond swaps.

The dispute stems from its record $100 billion default in 2002, after which a number of hedge funds bought Argentine bonds for pennies on the dollar from resellers in order to later sue for full face-value repayment plus interest and penalties.

Holdout creditors spurned Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings, which despite offering bondholders less than 30 cents on the dollar, resulted in 92.4% of its defaulted bondholders accepting the swaps and allowed Argentina to resume payment to these bondholders. Their payments have been blocked since 2014 on Griesa's orders.

"The injunctions, which were necessary to bring about a resolution, are now an obstacle to finalizing those deals and similar settlements with debt holders," Argentina's lawyers wrote.

Two out of six leading bondholders have already accepted the offer, court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack said last week. The offer represents a 27.5 to 30% discount for creditors who filed claims of about $9 billion. The two main litigants, hedge funds NML Capital (Cayman Islands) and Aurelius Capital Management (London), have not yet accepted and did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The settlement was conditioned on its approval by the Argentine Congress (where President Mauricio Macri, who made this offer, lacks a majority) and the lifting of Griesa's 2012 injunction that blocked payments to most bondholders two years later.

At: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-debt-idUSKCN0VK2O3

It's worth noting that while a settlement would certainly be welcome news - assuming Singer and the other holdouts accept - this offer implies an average return of 1,000% for the vulture funds involved (even more in Singer's case).

But at least Argentina's legitimate bondholders (the 92.4% that did not hold out) might finally start collecting payments again. Griesa, as noted, took the unprecedented step of blocking their payments 18 months ago until Singer got his payout (and Griesa too, if you know what I mean).

Argentines least likely to approve of torture, according to Pew survey of 38 nations.

Argentines have the least tolerance for the use of torture in the world, with only 15% of those surveyed considering it justified whether carried out by national authorities or by those of the United States.

In most countries, public opinion is divided about whether government-sponsored torture can ever be justified, as part of efforts to prevent terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 38 nations.

A median of 45% of respondents worldwide polled said they did not believe use of torture by their governments against suspected terrorists to try to gain information about possible attacks in their country could be justified. A median of 40% thought the use of torture could be justified in these types of cases.

A Pew Research Center survey on global attitudes toward torture placed the median acceptance at 40% on the global scale to the following question: “If the government used torture against people suspected of terrorism to try to gain information about possible attacks in the country, do you think this could be justified or could not be justified?”

Attitudes toward torture in Latin America were much less tolerant, however, with the median in the region being 25%. The outlier in the region is Peru, in which almost 40% of the those survey found torture "justified.” According to Pew, the “U.S. public is among the most likely to consider torture justifiable: 58% concur, while only 37% disagree. There are only five nations in the survey where larger shares of the public believe torture against suspected terrorists can be justified: Uganda (78%), Lebanon (72%), Israel (62%), Kenya (62%) and Nigeria (61%).”

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/208477/argentines-have-world%E2%80%99s-lowest-tolerance-for-torture

Yellow union head Momo Venegas' cronies dismantle National Farm Workers Registry in Argentina.

The new authorities of Argentina's National Registry of Agricultural Workers and Employers (RENATEA), Ramón Ayala and Ranulfo Bazán, have announced the dismissal of 630 of its 900 labor inspectors. The bureaus being dismantled within the agency include the public prosecutors' liaison office, which reported and helped prosecute cases of peonage and child labor, as well as the office of rural economic and social research.

Both Ayala and Bazán are subordinates of the longtime head of the Argentine Union of Farm Workers and Stevedores (UATRE), Gerónimo "Momo" Venegas. Venegas, who has headed the UATRE union since 1993 and directed the predecessor agency RENATRE from 1999 to 2011, was known for his hand-off approach to labor law enforcement. Not a single case of human trafficking or child labor was "corroborated" by RENATRE during his tenure, and the agency had a backlog of over 50 million pesos ($12 million, at the time) in uncollected fines by 2011. Under Venegas, agency mandates such as auditing, the collection of fines, and inspectors' training were outsourced to private companies. RENATRE, moreover, was run by a board controlled by Argentina's large agricultural lobbies: the Argentine Rural Society, CRA, FAA, and Coninagro - the very groups RENATRE was tasked to regulate.

Venegas' dismissal by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made the one-time Argentine Anticommunist Alliance operative an outspoken opponent of her administration, and in 2015 he endorsed right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri (who narrowly won).

Following Venegas' dismissal and the creation of RENATEA as part of the 2011 Agricultural Labor Law, the agency tripled its inspection staff from 300 to 900, and registered over 120,000 farm workers and 9,500 employers who had previously avoided not only labor regulations but taxes and social security contributions. The percentage of registered farm workers in Argentina thus doubled from 42% in 2011, to 84% in 2015.

Labor law abuses, which were largely overlooked by Venegas, resulted in 16 criminal cases involving over 1,000 victims of farm peonage and child labor within three years after the agency was revamped. One case involves 40 victims found in a Misiones Province field owned by former Senator Ramón Puerta, who was appointed Ambassador to Spain by President Macri.

The Argentine Supreme Court, however, declared the new agency unconstitutional, and its dismantling was actually included in Macri's 2015 electoral platform. "We are committed to respecting the ruling of the Supreme Court," the agency's new director Ramón Ayala declared. "Two articles in the Agricultural Labor Law were declared unconstitutional, including the one that created this agency. This ruling orders Congress to reinstate RENATRE, and we are trying to return to the previous state. Today there are nearly 900 highly politicized employees."

Ayala is familiar with the "previous state" at the agency. Following an arrest on charges of raping one of his farm laborers in 2005, and a failed bid for a seat in the Buenos Aires Provincial Legislature as a right-wing Peronist, Ayala was hired by Venegas in twin UATRE and RENATRE posts that by 2011 earned him a combined salary and benefits package of over 600,000 pesos ($140,000 at the time).

At: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elpais/1-292002-2016-02-08.html&prev=search

Chris Christie just privatized New Jersey's water. Good luck with that, New Jersey.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been sitting on a bill that would cut out citizens from the decision process concerning whether or not their drinking water is privatized. Wait no longer, New Jersey. Yesterday, the Garden State’s AWOL governor signed the ironically named “Water Infrastructure Protection Act” - the irony being that it protects water from the people who drink it but not from being obliterated by private interests.

The Water Infrastructure Protection Act, which purportedly aims to address aging infrastructure, allows for fast-tracking of sales of municipal water systems to private entities. Among the sponsors of the measure, which passed the state legislature in December, was Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth).

After the biggest environmental disaster in state history, the governor didn’t mention the environment in his budget address Tuesday and he proposes a budget that takes away funding for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The governor is putting $40 million toward Sandy recovery; but his cuts to programs that would benefit rebuilding efforts are six times that amount.

Indeed, Christie's strategy was to cut funding to infrastructure - and then cry about how the infrastructure is “aging.” What’s even worse is that Christie has budgeted out the environmental protections needed if New Jersey hopes to be able to keep their waters safe.

Chris Christie, long known as an opportunist and a bully, is also a corrupt politician whose interests are solely his own edification and his desires seem to revolve mostly around getting to hug wealthy NFL owners in their luxury box suites, and purchase gratuitous amounts of sweets and snacks. This is what corruption looks like.

At: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/05/1480426/-Chris-Christie-just-privatized-New-Jersey-s-water-Good-luck-with-that-New-Jersey?detail=email

Argentine inflation: 3.4% a month in January, 29.8% in a year; Macri refuses to publish gov't data.

The Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL), a pro-market Argentine consulting firm, published its inflation estimates for the month of January. Alternative estimates have become the sole source of Argentine inflation data since President Mauricio Macri decreed the suspension of all statistical data releases until at least September.

FIEL reported that inflation in January was 3.4%, with prices rising 29.8% over January 2015 levels. The monthly figure was an improvement over the 4.7% reached in December (the highest in 13 years); but the annual rate continued to rise since November, when it was 22.5% a year.

The minimum value of goods and services needed by a family of four reached 7,441 pesos ($550) in January, of which 4,055 pesos ($300) would be needed for food expenses. The median monthly salary for a full-time private sector worker in Argentina was 14,830 pesos in September (the latest data available).

"January inflation carried over immediately into February, suggesting an inflation rate for the current month of no less than 3%," said FIEL director Juan Luis Bour. The outlook for prices going forward, according to Bour, was no better: "Prices will likely increase by another 50% before an equilibrium between relative prices is achieved." Bour attributed these price pressures to the Macri's administration's reduction of utility rate subsidies as well as the exchange rate devaluation enacted on December 17.

'Shoulder to the wheel.'

Despite the sharp price run-ups since taking office two months ago, President Macri is insisting on wage austerity - and Argentina's large labor union movement is becoming restive. Collective bargaining negotiations for 2016 are set to begin this month; but while labor leaders have proposed average pay hikes of nearly 40%, Macri has refused to endorse anything higher than 20 to 25%. "It's time for labor to put their shoulders to the wheel," the President said.

At: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.politicargentina.com/notas/201602/11521-por-el-tarifazo-la-inflacion-de-febrero-tendria-un-piso-del-3-por-ciento.html&prev=search

And: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.taringa.net%2Fposts%2Fnoticias%2F19252005%2FSegun-Macri-cn-un-20-de-aumento-alcanza-Gremios-van-por-40.html

Argentina offers vulture funds a settlement with an average 1,000% return; only two of six accept.

The Argentine Economy Ministry announced that after five days of talks in New York, its representatives presented a formal proposal to settle vulture fund holdout bondholder demands. The offer amounts to $6.5 billion in cash, for an average reduction of 25% from the payout Lower Manhattan District Court Judge Thomas Griesa awarded six vulture funds and a number of retail holdouts. The offer is equal to 2.6 times the bonds' current market value of around US$2.5 billion, and implies an average yield of around 1,000%.

The financial terms of the deal were quickly accepted by some of the most aggressive litigants, such as Swiss-based Montreux Capital and U.S. tax exile Kenneth Dart's Dart Management. But the two principal vulture fund holdouts, Paul Singer's Cayman Islands-based Elliott Management (EML) and the London-based Aurelius Management, have yet to approve the offer.

The generosity of the offer was greeted with enthusiasm exhibited by Daniel Pollack, the mediator imposed by the Greasa court, who called President Mauricio Macri and Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay to downplay the reluctance of some creditors. The offer, however, is contingent on Congressional passage of an amendment of the Padlock Law, legislation signed by former President Néstor Kirchner that forbids giving holdout bondholders privileged terms over those who accepted Argentina's bond swaps (92.4% did). These bondholders' payments remain blocked in escrow since July 2014 by order of the Griesa court at the behest of vulture fund litigants.

This offer comes days after a preliminary agreement with Italian holdouts for US$1.35 billion, or 150% of their bonds' face value. Holdouts represent just 5% of Italian holders of Argentine bonds, and are part of the 92.4% overall whose payments are still blocked. Combined, the two offers will cost Argentina an estimated US$8.1 billion in cash and thus force Finance Minister Prat-Gay to seek foreign borrowing by way of new, high interest-rate government bonds.

The Macri administration's holdout negotiators, led by Finance Secretary Luis Caputo, justified the offer by pointing out that it would cover two-thirds of the 7.6% of bondholders that had rejected the 2005 and 2010 swaps (the holdouts). The arrangement, they claim, is essential to fully reintegrate the country into the international financial system and thus facilitate Argentina's return to global bond markets. The lack of access to bond markets has helped result in relatively low levels of foreign indebtedness for Argentina (25% of GDP, of which less than half is public debt), and this will likewise facilitate foreign borrowing should this settlement succeed.

The offer, as noted, has yet to be accepted by the two principal holdout litigants, EML and Aurelius, and would not necessarily preclude other holdouts from using the Griesa court to initiate new litigation and thus continue to block most of Argentina's foreign bondholders - even as these six vulture funds and other holdouts collect outsized payouts from this deal. Nor does it guarantee that many of the 92.4% blocked by Griesa and left out by this offer will not sue for terms similar to those of vulture funds and find a judge willing to accommodate them.

At: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://linkis.com/www.pagina12.com.ar/Y24ZY&prev=search

Deal With the Devil: Turkey Props Up ISIS by Buying Its Stolen Oil.

Turkey has no real oil resources. Once upon a time they received the lion’s share of their oil from Russia, but that font has totally dried up after tensions between the two countries. Turkey abuts ISIS and the terrorist group has, and needs to unload, oil. ISIS is so desperate to get rid of its oil that it is practically giving it away, selling at 20 percent below market value. Turkey is stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place. They desperately need oil. But how can they prop up its unsavory, dangerous, muredous neighbor that is not even a real country?

Yet ISIS has the oil and needs the cash and Turkey has the cash and really needs the oil. The Turks have made their decision; Israel thinks its sometimes ally made the wrong decision. Israel’s outspoken minister of defense, Moshe Yaalon, is calling Turkey to task for supporting ISIS. The critique was made public at a recent press conference after a meeting between Mr. Yaalon and his Greek counterpart.

Russia, as one might expect, has also announced that Turkey has been importing ISIS oil. Russia has even called for the resignation of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey. In response, President Erdogan said he would resign — but only if there was any evidence of these claims and that the claim are false.

Turkey does get oil directly from ISIS; ISIS steals the oil from Iraq and Syria. The oil is paid for in advance and fuel trucks line up and take the oil to the buyers. There are several additional middle men, and the potential for many hazards, along the way. The oil trucks are sometimes hit by Allied air strikes. All of it is tracked on satellite imagery which means that the United States is totally aware of exactly what is happening and where the oil is going. Eventually, the oil crosses the border and is delivered to a Turkish importer and local supplier. So, yes, it is smuggled, an art Turkey honed over centuries.

The official Turkish attitude toward smuggling has been one of benign neglect. Smuggling is the economy in this region. And because of the nature of the smuggling and the middle men and the smugglers and the merchandise, Turkish leaders have traditionally deluded themselves. Today’s leadership continues that tradition with a laissez faire attitude about the trail of the oil. In essence, they are saying “who knows that this particular liter of petrol came from ISIS.”

Of course Turkish authorities know the real truth just as Israel and Russia and the United States know. There is no doubt about that. But this is about pragmatics, not politics or ideology.

At: http://observer.com/2016/02/deal-with-the-devil-turkey-props-up-isis-by-buying-its-stolen-oil/

Chico Buarque, Silvio Rodríguez, and Joan Manuel Serrat ask for Dirty War denialist's resignation.

Renowned singer-songwriters Chico Buarque (Brazil), Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba), and Joan Manuel Serrat (Catalunya), issued a joint open letter yesterday demanding the resignation of the Minister of Culture for the City of Buenos Aires, Darío Lopérfido.

Lopérfido, appointed in December by the newly-elected Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, had recently denied the well-established fact that around 30,000 dissidents had been killed by Argentina's last military dictatorship during that country's Dirty War in the late 1970s. "That figure," he said, "was invented in order to sue the state for damages." This denialist posture is shared by many in the far-right PRO, which includes Lopérfido, Rodríguez Larreta, and President Mauricio Macri.

The city's Culture Minister added that "Argentina is a country with a violent past; but no more violent than in other countries in world history" and that the history of the Dirty War "is a Montoneros fable" in reference to the far-left extremist group whose terrorist activities in the mid 1970s was used to justify a fascist coup in 1976.

Buarque, Rodríguez, and Serrat joined 250 Argentine writers, actors, and artists - as well as the leading advocates for the disappeared, the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo - in repudiating Lopérfido's statements and in calling for his resignation. The Argentine open letter, issued on February 2, also criticized Lopérfido for dozens of layoffs at the city's Culture Ministry - a problem compounded by layoffs of 500 employees at the National Ministry of Culture (also based in Buenos Aires).

Their letter recalled as well that Lopérfido had also served as Culture Minister during the disastrous Fernándo de la Rúa administration, when scores of artists left Argentina for Spain and the United States amid the most ruinous economic crisis in modern Argentine history.

Lopérfido, a close personal friend of former President de la Rúa's son, was a leading member of the "sushi set" - the hedonistic entourage led by Antonio de la Rúa during his father's 1999-2001 administration. President de la Rúa, who was forced out of office by the December 2001 riots, was also known for his denialist stance and issued a decree banning extraditions of those charged with Dirty War-era human rights abuses just hours before fleeing by helicopter.

At: http://www.elciudadano.cl/2016/02/04/253832/joan-manuel-serrat-silvio-rodriguez-y-chico-buarque-se-suman-a-la-lista-de-artistas-que-piden-la-renuncia-de-un-funcionario-macrista/

And: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fhabituesdelteatrocolon.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F02%2F02%2Fms-de-250-artistas-y-el-pen-argentina-piden-la-renuncia-de-daro-loprfido-02-02-2016-la-nacion%2F
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