Dan: Illustrated mail

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, justice that is not like that


On October 31, the Macrista chamberlains Leopoldo Bruglia, Pablo Bertuzzi and Mariano Llorens of the Federal Chamber of Buenos Aires (City of Buenos Aires) lifted the preventive detention of the militants of the Federal Revolution group, clearly fascist in nature: Jonathan Morel, Sabrina Basile, Gastón Guerra and Leonardo Sosa, who repeatedly threatened to kill Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (victim of the September 1 assassination attempt), Frente de Todos National Deputy Máximo Kirchner and President of the Republic Alberto Fernandez. Likewise, some of them took part in a march with torches later thrown on the Casa Rosada (government), attacked the car of the new economy minister Sergio Massa on the day of his inauguration (and the journalists who participated in the act), and on one occasion exposing the guillotine intended members of the national government. What to expect from a judiciary that is not such, but a judicial party, and that protects the violence of extreme right sectors? We must remember now, before it is too late, the words of General Juan Perón: Violence from above begets violence from below.

Miguel Socolovsky, researcher at the UNAM Institute of Nuclear Sciences

On the departure of Elena Burns from Conagua

I have known Elena Burns for decades; With her and her life partner, my friend Pedro Moctezuma Barragán, we established alliances in favor of the environment and the human right to water, hand in hand with many colleagues from our country.

Fortunately, Julio Hernández López in his shipyard column published yesterday, mentioned significant elements about the departure of Elena Burns from the National Water Commission (Conagua), news that greatly affected the spirits of those of us who know her honor and her tireless environmental combativeness.

If the leader of Conague does not correct his decision to dismiss the already, at this moment, the former deputy director general of the Water Authority, the interests that dominate within that decentralized administrative body of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, threaten the legitimate access of citizens to drinking water and contribute to the deterioration of the environment.

Álvaro Urreta

Clarification of the section under scrutiny

In my Bajo la Lupa column published yesterday on the BRICS nominal GDP data, I made an inadvertent error, where it comes in the wrong way US GDP $3.2 trillion (26.7 percent globally!)which makes no sense.

In its place should have come the exact nominal GDP of BRICS, which according to IMF data from 2022 amounts to 26.24 billion dollars (25.35 percent globally!).

The nominal GDP of the five Brics members individually is as follows (all figures in dollars): 1. China: 18.3 billion; 2. India: 3.5 billion; 3. Russia: 2.13 billion; 4. Brazil: 1.9 billion; and 5. South Africa: 0.41 billion, making a total of 26.24 billion against a global total of 103.5 billion.

By the way, the USA has 25.03 billion dollars, or 24.2 percent of world GDP: one percent less than the BRICS.

Alfredo Jalife-Rahme

Report mobility issues and potholes in CDMX

Addressed to the President of the Government of CDMX and her Secretary of Mobility, after all mobility in the city has been reopened due to the pandemic, I notice that today the intensity of the flow of vehicles is crazy without the synchronization of traffic lights, and this happens in the north, south, east and on the west, together with a large number of holes or drains sunk and acting as holes; An example is axes 5 and 6 South, which carry traffic to Central de Abastos, and before the pandemic in Axis 5 they changed their direction from west to east in the afternoon hours to facilitate that flow, because when the contingency ended, the traffic was not restored measure, so that it is unbearable to walk there at any time. Transit agents don’t even show up, mobility staff should take measures that could be giving more time to traffic lights on vital axes and without the need for expensive equipment, mobility studies staff can do that and resurfacing work. Another problem is motorcyclists who do not respect their distances and overtaking which is very dangerous, they should be regulated, I hope that measures will be taken to relieve the residents of the capital.

Marco Antonio Alvarado V.

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