Buenos Aires Herald
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
By a strange quirk of fate, ever since President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke of people only having to fear God and perhaps also her a little, her administration seems to have become more human and accident-prone than ever. Of all this tragicomedy of errors, the plight of the naval training frigate Libertad in Ghana with its belated evacuation is only the most exotic — the list includes the inept handling of Border and Coast Guard pay in a bid to streamline it into a single salary, impromptu imposition of Eva Perón banknotes incompatible with ATMs, the equally abrupt designation of Demarchi island as an audiovisual centre only to run into the problem of dislodging its longshoreman occupants, virtual (and apparently gratuitous) default both by Chaco and within the power grid, redefining the level of bio-diesel export duties two or three times before finally reaching some kind equilibrium, etc. Not to mention the mistakes being made with eyes wide open, apart from such blunders — the obsessive and institutionally destructive media war oblivious of all the real problems or the flirtation with Iran.
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