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An article that talks about a potential "secessionism" in Argentina. There is talk, true, but what the article doesn't examine is the wider political picture. The rest of the country would never let that separation happen, Patagonia has too many natural resources and no people. On the other hand, any move in this direction might be instigated by people who don't want Patagonia to separate, but who actually want the government to respond. Such a move would likely mean the rise of a dictatorship to quash the "rebellion"... and maybe even civil way.

And all of these thanks largely to importing the concept of a "market economy" without being able to grow into it, like the US (and in smaller measure, Europe) did, and without the power to control the corporations that come with it.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on August 27 2002 at 6:44 AM

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