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Updated 03/02/2021 8:47 PM
As part of a trip to Trelew to express his position against mega-mining, social leader Juan Grabois said that the oil
workers "spend it all on falopa"
and then apologized.
He did so after stating that he was misrepresented by
"lobbyists for multinational oil and mining companies."
"I am preaching a little in Patagonia that this (mega-mining) is crap. It is a lie that it solves work problems. It is like oil: people go 15 days alone without family, they earn a lot of money,
they spend it all in falopa, they get sick and shit dying and there is nothing left
, "said Grabois, as seen in a video that went viral on social networks.
Later, the leader uploaded a statement that he presented with these words: "My response to the
misrepresentations of the lobbyists of
the oil and mining multinationals
and the complicit media.
If any worker felt offended, I humbly ask FORGIVENESS
My response to the misrepresentations of the lobbyists of the oil and mining multinationals and the complicit media.
If any worker felt offended I humbly ask FORGIVENESS.
- Juan Grabois (@JuanGrabois) March 2, 2021
The statement reads: "Understand. It's not no! They got so angry that in the main Chubut newspapers they
misrepresent what I said in one of our addiction prevention and recovery centers
, where many of the victims of mafias and a toxic system seek to recover their dreams ".
He added: "Don't be foolish. They know well that the harsh working conditions in extractive activities and the uprooting
promoted by multinationals generate terrible social ills."
Grabois also said in statements to the press that he supports the government (of Alberto Fernández) but is not part of it: “My role is to demand, annoy and pull my ear.
Both the Executive and other powers ”.
Grabois visited Trelew to hold a series of meetings with leaders of his group and meet with the local mayor Adrián Maderna whom he considered "
a reference and a good candidate for 2023 as governor of the province."
He also gave talks with trade union and political leaders from Chubut and the city.
In addition, he presented a comprehensive human development plan, a proposal for post-pandemic Argentina.
The mayor of Trelew Adrián Maderna listens carefully to Grabois.
His statements deserved the immediate
reaction of residents and prominent militants of the central plateau of Chubut
(who are waiting for a new zoning that must be approved by the Legislature) although, for now,
none from the oil sector
- the main source of income of the province as a consequence of the royalties it receives from the National government.
of the words for which he apologized.
The social leader assured that "he has critical support to the Government": "There were changes and things that are better than with Macri, but it is not what we aspire to.
I was happy with Vicentín, but when he went back you got sick. "
Finally, he considered that
the Frente de Todos" is a coalition with contradictions. "
The leader arrived on a scheduled flight to Trelew.
From there he went to the municipality where he
The high-end truck that moved him was parked two blocks away.
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