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Argentina finds ex-military officials guilty of kidnapping, torturing and killing workers VIDEO
A court in Argentina has found six men guilty of kidnapping, torturing and killing workers
and union activists during military rule in the 1970s and 80s.They include former president,
Reynaldo Bignone, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the human rights violations.
No Escape from the Illuminati in Argentina
Buenos Aires' most prominent feature is its own Masonic obelisk.
Giuseppe Mazzini, founder of the Italian Mafia, who ran the Illuminati after Weishaupt died, has his own statue
in Plaza Roma in Buenos Aires. Argentina is an Illuminati-controlled country, as is most (all?) of Latin America.
Another ex-pat decides that
the place to face the future
is at home in America
by Gary Kinghorn(henrymakow.com)
I couldn't agree more with Joe Spickard's sentiments in his recent post "American Expat Considers Returning Home".
As I wrote in 2011, I too considered relocating to Argentina to avoid the coming calamity in the US, but discovered that these "emerging" countries may actually lead the way down.
On top of the endemic corruption that goes on even in good times, assuming there is something like a global economic collapse, foreigners are likely to be the first targets for looting, etc. Unless you've got some pretty extraordinary circumstances outside the US, it's hard to imagine that hunkering down in the US with a group of like-minded individuals in a reasonably self-sufficient community isn't a far better way to go. Although we only spent several months in Argentina each year as we considered full time relocation, we have sold our home there and are residing full time back in the US.
Admittedly, we found ourselves in a pretty extreme situation in our community up in the rural wine country of Argentina. But it's probably representative of what you can expect in most places when you encounter the dark underbelly of a foreign country.
We loved our community because it was made up of mostly American and Canadian (as well as other European or Aussie) expats in one of the most stunningly remarkable places on the planet. Up in the rural Andes, the air was so clear, the water so fresh, the landscape so pristine that it's hard to imagine if you've never ventured outside North America or Europe.
Perhaps parts of remote Canada are this clean and fresh still, but this place was warm and sunny and had weather like the desert southwest much of the year. And all around were Argentina's world class vineyards, bodegas, fine restaurants and wonderful culture. In any restaurant you went to, even in these poor rural towns, the food was as fresh and extraordinary as any meal you would find in New York, Las Vegas or San Francisco. I'm assuming no GMO, all amazing grass fed beef, and the freshest locally grown produce. A great place to visit, but...
We found that the infrastructure in rural Argentina was not nearly what had been expected or advertised, particularly the ability to put together a community school. The instability of the economy led things to be far more expensive than anticipated, as well as the challenges of navigating the black market for currency exchange with the wide disparity from official government rates that were a rip-off for foreigners. In the end, we were stymied by the widespread graft and corruption that are part of the daily life there to get anything done, as well as the adversarial relationship that had developed with the property developers.
We were told the local family that developed our property was one of the largest organized crime families in South America. The family was quite untouchable because the patriarch of the family was also governor, as well as a federal senator at one point. They owned the courts, the police, etc.
One of the Argentine property investors was a Rhodes Scholar who studied in Cambridge, and worked after that for N.M. Rothschild and Sons. He mentioned in passing that his father was at one time the head of the Argentine BAR Association, implying ties to fairly high levels of the British financial establishment. Another of the investors in the development was a prominent libertarian, and Anthony Migchels has discussed the Libertarian ties to the British Money Power as well.
Argentina remains fiercely stratified between the haves and the have-nots, with many of the haves forming their own closely-aligned sect tied to the international secret societies and cartels just like here. The documented evidence of Hitler living out his days in Argentina further underscores the old world ties at work here. No, not everything is like it appears in the travel magazines.
Once one of the richest and most abundant countries on the planet (circa 1900), under this international/globalist influence, Argentina has now devolved to a bankrupt rogue nation, where the common man has virtually no chance to defend himself against the economic chaos the "leaders" inflict on him.
The Argentine people are typically very poor, particularly in rural areas, but incredibly warm and accepting for the most part. Religion probably does much to keep families together and sees people through the many tough times. Yet corruption and crime is pretty endemic, and trust me when I say it goes all the way to the top. It is baked into the fabric of society, especially the rich looting the poor who know no better, with the government being essentially an organized crime racket, and a good number of people trying to take advantage of whoever they can at every turn.
In many parts of the country, you can be stopped by a police checkpoint and if you look foreign/wealthy, you could get shaken down for the loose bills in your pocket as a bribe.
The most recent sovereign default this week hasn't apparently devastated the populace like the last default, when local neighborhoods had to create their own paper scrip as the peso went worthless and much of the middle class had to resort to dumpster diving. But, it's still early.
As a result, petty crime and corruption abounds everywhere by people just trying to provide for their family. Even while we were in Argentina there were mass lootings of malls and electronics stores in multiple cities around the holidays, largely as a form of protest. If you aren't a native, with a large cohesive network, when times get tough, watch out.
I subscribe to Joel Skousen's newsletter and have looked into his Strategic Relocation book and services, on where to live and how to prepare for collapse (and I noted the Skousens are mentioned in the Real Currencies link above).
Joel is a strong believer that relocating to Latin America may get you out of harm's way if there's a nuclear war between the US and Russia/China, but after that, you'd be in real trouble as a foreigner in an impoverished post-war society (and it might be easier to make it through the war). And now I'm very much a believer in that as well.
Much better to hunker down in the US with people you can trust. The most important factor in surviving the coming global collapse, whatever form it takes, will be to have a large cohesive network of like-minded self-sufficient families/individuals. The foundation for this might well be Christian separatist groups that are developing a large network of mutual trust and support under a common "help thy neighbor" mentality.
Something like the nationwide network of His Holy Church. Nobody is going to be able to get through what's coming alone. Tight-knit groups are what got the early church through the collapse of the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, and those principles look to apply now and soon into the future more than ever.
Two people have been killed and 25 others injured in a wave of looting and violence across Argentina.
The country's once-booming economy has ground to a halt this year.
The government blames union leaders linked to the opposition for encouraging the violence.
ARGENTINA'S PRESIDENT MOVES TO SEIZE CONTROL OF COUNTRY'S NEWSPRINT
Cristina Fernández seeks court ruling on newsprint producer Papel Prensa, alleging two newspapers forcibly bought company
President Cristina Fernández accused the Clarin and La Nacion newspapers of using the newsprint company Papel Prensa to impose media monopolies on Argentina.
Argentina's president yesterday moved to take over the country's only newsprint company, alleging two leading newspapers conspired with dictators to control it three decades ago to drive rivals out of business.
Cristina Fernández said the courts should decide whether Grupo Clarin and La Nación should face charges.
The companies, with which Fernández has been feuding for two years, deny any illegality in the acquisition of the newsprint firm, or other crimes. They accuse the president of trying to control the mechanisms needed to guarantee freedom of expression.
Speaking in a national broadcast, Fernández said she was defending those rights. She accused Grupo Clarin and La Nación of using the newsprint company, Papel Prensa SA, to impose media monopolies on Argentina and stifle other viewpoints by refusing to sell paper at fair prices to competitors.
She showed a headline from the Clarin newspaper saying "Who controls Papel Prensa controls the written word," and said she could not agree more.
"Papel Prensa is the only company that produces newsprint in this country," Fernández said, "and it's a vertically integrated monopoly. It determines who it sells to, how much it sells and at what price. And so yes, whoever controls it controls the written word in the Republic of Argentina."
Human rights groups, which have a prominent role in the government, accuse La Nación and Clarin of being conspicuously silent about "dirty war" crimes committed against leftists and other opponents of the 1976-83 dictatorship.
Fernández said the newspapers obtained Papel Prensa through a forced sale in 1976 at a time when the military junta was doing all it could to destroy the company's owner, David Graiver, a prominent banker who was secretly supporting the leftist Montonero guerrillas. Graiver died in a suspicious plane crash, sending his company into bankruptcy and leaving his widow, Lidia Papaleo, and parents to face the dictators.
"And five days after she signed [the papers selling the company] she was detained. And during her detention she was raped, tortured, beaten in the head. The same luck was suffered by her in-laws and other members of their company," the president said. "They had been forced to sell – and their detention was delayed so that the buyers could claim they obtained the company in good faith."
The owners of La Nación and Clarin deny the accusations, saying Papaleo freely sold the company and that she never formally alleged any forced sale or fraud.
"Never, in 27 years of democracy, has Papel Prensa faced an administrative or judicial question about its origin," they said in a joint statement yesterday.
Papaleo's brother said yesterday that his sister did not plan to comment, but that she supported the allegation the newspaper groups conspired with the junta to seize the company. Osvaldo Papaleo said in a radio interview that his sister had not come forward before out of fear and feels this is the first government to promise her protection.
Government lawyer Alberto Gonzalez Arzac said the Graivers had "suffered death threats, illegal pressure, kidnappings, illegal detention in clandestine places, the seizure of their property and torture".
He added: "It has been conclusively verified that the newspapers acted illegally as participants in the transfer of stock, and shows that the truth about Papel Prensa has surfaced in an undeniable manner."