Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Argentian localized apocalypsis

Argentina is not exactly a law and order type of place, but it got interesting, almost we dare say apocalyptic, in the city of Córdoba when the police went on strike.

What the Hell Just Happened in Córdoba?
Adrian Bono, Testosterone Pit, 5 December 2013 (hat tip: NC)
In the last 24 hours, the province of Córdoba spiraled out of control, with the very fabric of society being torn apart after a sudden absence of law and order sent a portion of the population into a looting frenzy and residents and store owners boarded up windows and doors, grabbed their shotguns and climbed to their roofs, waiting for the inevitable encounter with the enemy.
Note that the Provincial Governor is a Peronist, and thus something of a left-leaning street warrior type himself.  He just happens to be at odds with the National Government, so he gets to play embattled hero here.

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