Forwarded from Nestor (Re: Thousands protest "debate")

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Wed Oct 4 08:14:58 MDT 2000


>At least a half dozen people were arrested and one person was taken into
>custody for drunkenness, police said. However, the day of rallies was
>dominated by peaceful -- often theatrical -- events.

At least a half dozen people were arrested and one person was taken into
custody for drunkenness, police said. However, the day of rallies was
dominated by peaceful -- often theatrical -- events.

"Nunca faltan encontrones
cuando un pobre se divierte"

A piece of popular wisdom here, part of the _Martín Fierro_.  BTW, you should
read that poem, which was written from the point of view of the gauchos at
the
precise moment they were destroyed as a social group for ever, by a
journalist, politician and combattant who was forbidden to work as a
journalist after returning from exile during the late 1870s.

The poem, of the greatest literary merits itself, is at the same time a
strong
piece of political writing on behalf of the poor and the harassed Creole
inhabitants of the Old Country.

I believe there are good translations to English (there is much local rustic
language in the Spanish version which would make it very hard to read in
Spanish).

Lic. Néstor M. Gorojovsky
Dirección de Estadísticas del Sector Primario
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
Argentina





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