Trying to contain the scandal in the Quinta de Olivos, President Alberto Fernández led an official act in the province of Catamarca on Wednesday where he participated in the commemoration of the 200 years of the province’s autonomy. There he accused Mauricio Macri of having been “a political pandemic”.
“It was a time of sickness, pain, death. We had to make an enormous effort. We came with the illusion in 2019 of putting Argentina on its feet. The pandemic found us. A new pandemic was added to the pandemic that we were coming. One was one political pandemic and the other a real pandemic“, assured Fernández, who took the floor after the commemorative acts with a dance show and a long and difficult speech by Governor Raúl Jalil.
“Happy birthday, Catamarca. We never lower our arms! “, The President had begun after 8.30. 40 minutes later they closed by singing happy birthday to the province, with a torta on stage.
The President participated in the commemoration of the 200 years of the autonomy of the province
While touring the provinces, the President adopted a federalist speech that questioned the Macri government and, at the same time, defended the official management of vaccination. The Peronist governor Raúl Jalil accompanied the President.
“In these 200 years of Catamarca I ask that more than ever we have the conviction that there is a very close future and that what we do not have to do is cross the door that leads us to a better future doubting who we are,” he said. the President on the end of the speech.
And he finished, vehemently: “Some want to convince us that Argentina is an unlivable country and that people want to leave. We are proud of Argentina- I ask that now that we are getting up, getting vaccinated, that the economy is recovering, that we are coming out of the pandemic, let’s walk towards the future, let’s not go back. We will only have closed hospitals, closed schools, closed universities and people without work. Catamarca, happy 200 years “.
Visit by a textile company
Minutes before the event, Fernández made a stop at the textile company Confecat SA, which is the strawberry dessert for your visit: the company produces work clothes and footwear and the President wanted to show himself with a strong businessman from the province, who once again put two traditional textile brands on the scene, Grafa and Ombú, recently reactivated as national firms.
“What I dream of the most is seeing this: an Argentina that produces, that gives work, an Argentina that consumes, that exports and that is what we are committed to, ”said Fernández during the visit to the factory, where he was also accompanied by the Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, and the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo de Pedro, and the governors of Misiones, Oscar Herrera Ahuad, and of La Rioja, Ricardo Quintela, and the national deputy Lucía Corpacci.
President Alberto Fernández with the Catamarca governor Raúl Jalil, this afternoon, upon arriving in Catamarca.
“There is reactivation because there are vaccines”, the President maintained there. He added: “The pandemic delayed us, but now that we are accelerating vaccination a lot, we see an exit horizon: that each Argentine and that each Argentine have a job, a place where they can earn a living for themselves and their family, and that. It is what makes us most proud and what we put the most effort into ”.
The president makes a tour of the interior that began this Monday in San Juan, where together with Governor Sergio Uñac visited another textile company and the work of 800 homes for families affected by the earthquake registered last January in that province of Cuyana.
This Friday, meanwhile, the President will continue his campaign towards La Pampa.
The national government also announced in Catamarca a promotion scheme for the textile sector, which seeks to generate 1,000 jobs in companies in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors of Catamarca and La Rioja, within a period of two years.
The program, as officially reported, “will be articulated through the delivery of Non-Refundable Contributions (ANRs) through a Specific Affection Fund, backed by FONDEP, by $ 520 million “.
They concluded: “100 jobs have already been generated in existing companies: starting in August, a pool of 5 brands with 50 jobs and with a projection of creating about 200 jobs by 2022 begins.”