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More than $10 billion per month in plans: the Government answers the leftist piqueteros with numbers


That is the amount that, according to an official report, the State transfers to beneficiaries of Unidad Piquetera. Tolosa Paz crossed the piqueteros referents who did not comply with the audits.

The Government responds to the left picketers with words, but also with numbers.

The Minister of Social Development crossed the main referent of the Polo Obrero

Eduardo Belliboni

, who on Tuesday led the cuts in the main accesses to the Capital and in other parts of the country.

But beyond the words of Victoria Tolosa Paz - whom some are encouraged to postulate as an eventual running mate of

Alberto Fernández in his re-election bid

- in the Executive they also made accounts about the benefits that the opposition piqueteros receive, who insist on denounce the official setting.

Belliboni cannot explain where the 6,000 men

and women from the Piquetera Unit, from the Polo Obrero, who certified last month and who were making a compensation, where are they?”, complained the minister during her visit to Entre Ríos, where shared an activity with Governor

Gustavo Bordet


The head of the social portfolio referred to the suspension of the social plans of

155,000 beneficiaries

who work in ventures of leftist piquetero organizations and who did not validate their identity through the electronic audit.

For that reason, last week they received half of what they had for January.

If they do not correct their situation,

the Government announced that it would terminate them as of March


Of that total number, as of January 15, 7,500 workers from the management units managed by the Polo Obrero had not complied with the inspection.

Only 1,500 of them rushed to validate their identity.

From there, the number of 6 thousand beneficiaries to which Tolosa Paz appealed.


Belliboni has to make the effort to transfer people

to the Reference Centers (CDRs), which are the Ministry's Digital Points where they can validate their identity", insisted the minister.

Leftist groups insist that many of these centers remain closed.

The funds that the leftist piqueteros received

According to a report accessed by


, the total figure of the Government disbursement to the 266,795 beneficiaries who complete 4 hours of work in the Unidad Piquetera cooperatives amounts to 


per month .

This figure arises from the sum of the complementary social salary of $


as of February, which they collect through Potenciar Trabajo and which is equivalent to half the minimum wage.

On the other hand, up to now there are no official numbers on the remaining 

900,000 beneficiaries of Potenciar Trabajo

, who mostly belong to pro-government groups centered on the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy (UTEP), which redirected its relationship with the Casa Rosada after the first demonstration against the government, last December.  

According to official data, the Polo Obrero and the Unity Front, which brings together other groups, are the ones who have the most beneficiaries among the opposition organizations: 148,367 in total, who

together collect $4,466,010,000 per month


More than

65,000 cooperative members

, who are grouped in Libres del Sur, the group led by Silvia Saravia, meanwhile, together receive $2,641,200,000.

More than 11,000 MST beneficiaries receive a total of $439,680,000 and the more than 40,000 workers who belong to the Coordinator for Social Change (which brings together the FOL and others) take 1,902,000,000.

Leftist groups at the Pueyrredón Bridge.

Photo: Andres D'Elia

The official report also sheds light on

other million-dollar disbursements

from the State to left-wing organizations, which in 2022 carried out 4 camps and are now advancing with a fight plan with an eloquent slogan: "

The IMF orders, Tolosa Paz condemns


Official data states that during Fernández's 3 years in office, the

Piquetera Unit received $2,545,325,400

for machinery for cooperative members.

The Polo Obrero and its main allies have $770,604,080 committed under this concept


of which $225,100,000 still needs to be paid.

Libres del Sur, would total $1,231,661,320 of which $407,510,000 is owed.

The MST would have already pocketed


and the Coordinator for Social Change will add $478,060,000 of which it still expects $207,475,000.

According to the same Social Development survey, left-wing groups also received

$395,937,539 through the UNDP

(United Nations) program that was signed in December 2022. El Polo Obrero, the largest group in Unidad Piquetera, obtained, according to the official estimates $251,954,194.

crosses of accusations

Finally, the Government reported that between December 2022 and January 2023, the Piquetera Unit organizations received another $687,297,360 from the Social Economy Secretariat, in charge of Potenciar, which is administered by Emilio Pérsico, to convert the plans into employment. formal.

In the Government

they argue that the leftist groups make partisan politics with their social claims in the face of the elections


On Saturday the FIT will present candidates in Lanús.

Belliboni will not compete, but there will be piqueteros on the leftist lists headed by Romina del Plá and Gabriel Solano.

For the left-wing groups, the head of Evita benefits the pro-government social movements grouped in the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy.


They take people's money to give it to the Pérsico cooperatives

," Belliboni told



From the UTEP, led by Evitista

Esteban “Gringo” Castro,

contacts with militants from left-wing groups who seek to join the union central of the organizations have also accelerated in recent months.

Finally, the official report ensures that the leftist groups received almost 100% of the food agreed for January 2023, which is equivalent to 2,796,011 kilos at a cost of $857 million.

The piquetero leaders point out that

the delivery of food was not homogeneous

and maintain that state aid is always insufficient because of relentless inflation.

Next Thursday they will vote on the continuity of their fight plan.

look too

"Let us go to work": posters appeared against pickets and street closures

"National picketing": they cut the accesses to the City throughout the morning and do not rule out a camp in front of Social Development for next week

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-02-07

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