Let’s admit it. By now, after 150 lockdown days, most of us are broken hearted, broke, anxious, extremely worried, scared, cornered by this treacherous virus,. To put it shortly: fed up. In this gloomy context, to hear certain politicians talking about the 2021 legislative elections, sounds untimely, plainly obscene. Take for instance the rivalry between Axel Kiciloff and Rodriguez Larreta. Whose territory has more fatalities? Where has crime risen more? Where is there more “civil disobedience”? Whose public image has risen and whose has dropped?  Their personal, private interests, always above ours, the people’s. Paraphrasing writer and filmmaker Volker Fremuth, we are merely pawns in a chess game played by greedy guys who couldn’t care less.

Published on Buenos Aires Times