Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Sunday, July 18, questioned the title of a morning newspaper referring to an alleged reduction of the middle class in the city of Buenos Aires, accusing him of “covering the sun with his hands”, misinforming and confusing.
“Cover the sun with your hands (or with misinformation + confusion)”, he wrote on his Twitter account, where he shared the cover of the newspaper Clarion, what does it say: ‘Due to inflation and wage cuts, there are fewer middle-class porteños’.
“Carefully read the underlined and circles, please. 2015, 6 years, a decade? The accounts are not closing”, the vice president insisted, emphasizing that the article analyzes between 2015 and 2021 (6 years), but confirms that the recession lasts a decade.
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In another tweet, he added: “And if you’re in doubt, I’ll give you this 2012 World Bank report.” He also attached a photo of the investigation conducted by said multinational organization specializing in finance and assistance.
That work, dated November 13, 2012, the World Bank detailed that: “Argentina has doubled its middle class in the past decade,” explaining that it had risen in that class from “9.3 million to 18.6 million” people.
It also highlights that after this impulse, registered during the government of Néstor Kirchner and the first term of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina was “the Latin American country with the highest increase in its middle class as a percentage of the total population”.
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