Sometimes it seems that the best opposition campaign manager is Kirchnerism itself. The onslaught against the Supreme Court; price control by truckers and picketers; the rebuffs of La Cámpora to the President; the CELAC meeting in Buenos Aires that will show the photo of Alberto Fernández together with the dictators Nicolás Maduro and Miguel Díaz-Canel. Episodes that end up doing Juntos por el Cambio a great favor since it brings them together, ignores the internal one and presents them as the antithesis.
“We have to recognize the difficulties of institutional design. Despite the restrictions, the macrista pandemic and COVID19, we have made a great government”. Very few, not even a large part of the Kirchnerists themselves, would believe that this phrase refers to the management of Alberto Fernández. And much less that it was carried out by the Minister of Labor, Kelly Olmos.
Kirchnerism has rewritten several of the dogmas of Peronism, among them, that of work culture. Now too it is worthy to receive a social plan or have a precarious job.
INDEC recently reflected the increase in workers in blackthose who do not have social work, work insurance or are covered by parity, reaching almost 5.3 million. But in addition, the self-employed or independent have increased – a bricklayer, a gardener, someone who teaches a workshop – who, for the most part, are also precarious, and add up to another 5.3 million.
In such a way that starting from the base of a total of 21.5 million workers, it could be said that almost half are informal or precarious. That is why it is sometimes difficult to understand those who defend and represent the CGT, which used to be the backbone of Justicialismo, which raises flags that it does not defend, and which now must share its share of power with the social groups that represent 1.5 millions of people who do not have a job, at least in white.
The gap with reality and fanciful rhetoric not only works in the workplace. Also in terms of human rights. Led by the ultra-Christian Secretary of Human Rights, Horacio Pietragalla Corti, the Government will take Cristina Kirchner’s attack against Justice to the meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in defense of her sentence to 6 years in prison for the cause of highways. There, as usual, It will attack the judiciary, the media, the opposition and businessmen.
However, the meeting called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is an area to address the human rights situation of all UN member countries, including Argentina. There the advances in the matter should be exposed while each country receives the “recommendations” of the other members of the international community on how to improve.
Just as what the report from Argentina says is clear, it is more than clear what it does not say.
Beyond the limited conception of human rights in Argentina to the State terrorism of the last dictatorship, it is worth remembering that there are other human rights that the government should take care of, such as the right to personal security, to life, to liberty, to work, to healthetc.
What the report will surely not say is that it has been registered a significant increase in insecurity in areas such as the Buenos Aires suburbse during 2022, especially with regard to car thefts, and crimes against sexual integrity. Without taking into account that in the case of the GBA, most crimes are not reported, but it is enough to listen to the neighbors to make it clear that it is a liberated area, that there is no prevention and that nothing has been done in these three years despite the media histrionics of the Minister of Security, Sergio Berni. Like the increase in homicides in Rosario, a city taken over by drug trafficking.
Nor will Pietragalla refer to The violence of pseudo-Mapuche groups in southern Patagonia, with cabin fires and many times the possession of firearms or the collection of tolls to be able to circulate in some areas. Precisely, the Secretary of Human Rights has been more concerned that the residents of Villa Mascardi, victims of this violence, allow the Mapuches to continue their religious practices on private land, than in preventing any violent act.
And it is almost a fact that it will omit the absence of the State with respect to two other human rights, such as the right to decent housing Y children’s rights.
In the last few hours, two media cases gave proof of this. On the one hand, the case of Thiago Medina, the 19-year-old who used to carton and who became famous as a member of Big Brother. He lives in La Matanza, but he never finished secondary school and one of his little brothers, Lucas, is not in school and He hasn’t been to school for two years.. Of course, the mayor of La Matanza, Fernando Espinoza, ordered the remodeling of Thiago’s house in González Catán. What will the thousands of Thiago who live in La Matanza feel but do not have that help and must settle for precarious and unworthy houses? Or the thousands of children who do not go to school?
The other case is that of the little boy Lucio Dupuy, murdered by a succession of beatings, abuse and torture by his mother Magdalena Esposito and his girlfriend Abigail Páez. Motivated by a gender issue, no national authority contacted his father or his grandparents, or provided some regulations to avoid more cases like this: it happens that the baby showed signs of this abuse but neither doctors nor judicial or police officials registered those warnings that could prevent his crime. Where was the Secretary for Children or the national Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity?
Even Ramón Dupuy, Lucio’s grandfather, had been denouncing that the project of the so-called Lucio Law, with partial sanction in the Senate whose objective is to train doctors, teachers and officials who are in contact with children to be able to register cases of abuse, was drawered. Product of political indifference.
Such was the media echo that Alberto Fernández contacted Ramón and promised to convert the project into law in the Senate. Not even the national Executive had included that project among the 27 that it arranged for the call to extraordinary -but instead the trial of the Court-. And Cristina Kirchner was not interested either, taking into account that she is the boss in the Senate, to convert it into law immediately. The Kirchnerism agenda is different.