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The opposition came out to criticize the Government for the rising poverty figures: "The worst thing is that this data is born old"


The phrase was posted by María Eugenia Vidal. From Together for Change they were very hard: for Mario Negri 'it is the most catastrophic legacy of the Frente de Todos'.

INDEC announced that poverty in Argentina reached 39.2% -the first increase since the second half of 2020 when the quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic hit hard- and the number -which affects a projection of more than 18 million people - plunged headlong into the election year with

harsh criticism from the opposition


According to official State data,

there are 31.1% poor people and another 8.1% who are indigent


Given the cold data, criticism was not long in coming.


do you know what is the worst

? That

this data is born old

. The situation in 2023 is even more serious. It is enough to see the increase in the basic basket: 16.1% the Total Basic Basket and 19.8% the Basic Food. And it's only been three months of the year," ex-governor

María Eugenia Vidal

remarked in a long post on social networks.

"At this rate, it is evident that we are going to end the year with more millions of poor Argentines. And something unprecedented happens: that

growing activity also increases poverty

. The explanation for this is clear: more than

100% inflation

, "he added the deputy for the City and presidential candidate.


Inflation collapses the economy

of those who are worst off. Because they are the ones who spend the most on food, the ones who have no chance of access to credit, the ones who suffer the most from the constant price increases in basic goods and services. However, Every time poverty is talked about, the issue of social plans comes back again. We already know that the plans are just a way of survival, not overcoming the problem," Vidal highlighted.

In his turn, the radical

Mario Negri

set the tone for forcefully questioning: "It is the most catastrophic legacy of the Frente de Todos," he said.

For her part, the deputy of the Civic Coalition,

Paula Oliveto

, said: "More than 50% of Argentines are poor and indigent in Argentina.

Retirees and workers do not manage to buy the basic basket


Merchants of poverty

with cars of civil servants. Successful factory of poor people to continue subduing and enriching themselves".


Rodrigo de Loredo

, launched: "

Uncontrolled inflation is more poverty

. They exacerbated all the problems that the country had and there is no more time for patches, stories and populism. Without a leadership renewal and ideas Argentina is condemned to ostracism " .

The presidential candidate and mayor of Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

came out with a banner and in all campaign absolutes.

"It is urgent and we are going to change it", he maintained and tied the rise in poverty

"the price of governing badly"


"Half of the San Luiseños are poor. Poverty in our province is the highest in Cuyo, and higher than that of the Northern region of our country. The result of the lack of a development model, and the neglect of years in generating it Not even those who work manage to have a good life," said the radical deputy for San Luis, Alejandro Cacace.

While the president of the Radical Civic Union of the Province of Buenos Aires, Maximiliano Abad, fired: "INDEC data on poverty and indigence were known. More than 18 million Argentines are poor and almost 4 million live in the Homelessness. You don't see action, you don't see a plan. In 7 months we'll start."

"39.2% of Argentines are below the poverty index, of which 8.1% fell into indigence. This survey corresponds to the second semester of 2022 and implies an increase of 1.9% compared to of the first", remarked the deputy of the PRO for Córdoba Laura Rodríguez Machado.


look also

Poverty in Argentina rose to 39.2% despite the rebound in the economy and the increase in employment

City: they took away the social plan from almost 1,500 families for not sending their children to school

Source: clarin

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