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The “corrupt caste”: Does the one who makes them pay for them?

2024-02-26T00:22:24.234Z

Highlights: Javier Milei spoke about poverty, education, insecurity, drug trafficking, health, and even the state of the roads and traffic accidents. Of all the scourges that shake Argentina, the only one that was not named in Javier Milei's inaugural speech as president was corruption. There are plenty of reasons to worry about this matter, between what is already known and what is beginning to be revealed. The 2023 Corruption Perception Index showed Argentina in 37th place out of 100 (the higher the score, the lower the corruption)


In addition to canceling poorly granted social plans, will those responsible for granting them be investigated?


He spoke about poverty, education, insecurity, drug trafficking, health, and even the state of the roads and traffic accidents.

Of all the scourges that shake Argentina, the only one that was not named in Javier Milei's inaugural speech as president was corruption.

And there are plenty of reasons to worry about this matter, between what is already known and what is beginning to be revealed.

From

the conviction of Cristina Kirchner

, brand new former vice president, in the Roads case

for corruption in public works

and for which the prosecutor will today request a doubling of the sentence, to

shady dealings in millionaire funds

managed by K leaders or

suspicious hiring and irregularities

In State agencies and agencies, such as those revealed by Clarín about the

ANSeS

in recent days, there is something for everyone.

A report from the Ministry of Human Capital presented to Justice revealed that

122,600 beneficiaries of the Potenciar

Trabajo Plan had

traveled abroad

.

Of them, 2,939 traveled

by plane or cruise

, and 85 chose destinations outside of Latin America.

A total of 14,695 had

stays of more

than one month outside Argentina.

“Irregularity detected will be a plan to be cancelled,” they said from the Government.

Other questions arise: Who was responsible for granting these plans without doing the corresponding check, if we are to think carefully, or who delivered them knowing that it was not appropriate to do so, and for what purpose?

Will this be investigated,

will there be a sanction for those guilty

, for omission or commission, or will everything be reduced to canceling the plan and nothing has happened here?

A note by Mariano Roa revealed that the trust fund to urbanize popular neighborhoods managed by the piquetero leader K

Juan Grabois

spent, in the four years of management of the binomial Alberto and Cristina Fernández,

US$ 1,244 million

.

After the accusations for the alleged mismanagement of these funds, Grabois launched a broadside against the Government: “

I want it to fail, to sink,

” and called to “occupy streets, routes and everything that needs to be occupied.”

According to Clarín yesterday, Milei ordered the definancing of this fund.

That is, it will continue to operate but with pruning: of the $350 billion it managed last year it will manage an estimated $30 billion this year.

A figure, in any case, not inconsiderable.

Will the promised official audit get to the bottom of it?

If suspicions are proven,

will those responsible also be reported

?

The

2023

Corruption Perception Index , prepared by Transparency International (TI), showed

Argentina in 37th place out of 100

(the higher the score, the lower the level of corruption): it dropped one point compared to 2022 and

fell 4 places in the ranking

, going from 94th to 98th place among 180 countries.

For Poder Ciudadano, the Argentine chapter of TI, “Argentina remains stagnant and without major changes in the country's commitment to this structural problem.”

Pablo Secchi, its executive director, said when the report was released: “The first proposals sent to the National Congress by the President (Milei) almost entirely lack a comprehensive and systematic approach to integrity and the fight against corruption. “an issue that, however, is among the citizens' priorities.”

Fight and denounce corruption and those responsible at all levels.

That would be a change in Argentina.

See also

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They uncover another black box of politics in the ANSES

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Source: clarin

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