I always thought slavery had been abolished in Agentina in 1813. That’s what I learnt at school. Unfortunately, I was wrong. There are still “slaves” in our country. Some social leaders force poor people, recipients of social plans, to attend protests in exchange for food. If they fail to do so, they are punished and must pay a fine or go without food. It’s been a badly kept secret, but now it has come to light thanks to victims who have denounced this abominable practice. Therefore, let’s not be fooled by Belliboni’s or Grabois’s “tears”. They couldn’t care less about poverty. It’s just a business for them, and quite a profitable one.

Buenos Aires Times, May 18, 2024