The governor from Buenos Aires province, Axel Kicillof, announced last Friday a program of «Free graduate trips» to more than 200,000 students in its jurisdiction. After launch, multiple it was the critics that he received because the measure was made known in the middle of the Bell for the Parliamentary election on November 14, among other socio-economic factors.
After 48 hours of silence and secrecy in the Kicillof administration, the governor himself and some of his officials broke the silence and came out to answer, mainly, the opposition leaders who questioned the program, such as the candidate for national deputy from Juntos Diego Santilli . One of them is the Buenos Aires Minister of Production, Science and Technological Innovation, Augusto Costa.
In an extensive Twitter thread, Costa launched his “outrage” against Santilli for the strong repudiation he expressed towards the measure. “We are seeing in these weeks a horrible spectacle (…) Now they give away trips for graduates,” Santilli had said, while “with that money, 150,000 computers could be bought so that our young people can study. You can do 28 secondary schools ”.
But the Buenos Aires official replied: “What are we talking about? Are we talking about building a better future or influencing the vote by mortgaging our future? I am surprised by his sudden concern for education. ” And he continued: “The opposition claims that only students who can afford a graduate trip have the right to know other places, landscapes, realities and share unique experiences at the end of the school year.”
“Nothing new for those who always defended privilege. At the same time, they question initiatives aimed at promoting the reactivation of tourism, one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. Clearly they do not care about the people or care about those who have been having a bad time and need a present State to move forward, “completed Costa, who finished by reproaching him for the management of Cambiemos at the provincial and national level.
The Twitter thread of the Buenos Aires Minister of Production was quoted by Kicillof on the afternoon of this Sunday, assuming his total agreement with what he says. And to this, he added, defiantly towards the opposition, the following message: “We are happy to make announcements that repair, promote and help us to be reborn as a people after the nightmare of the pandemic.” “The opposition says NO to everything, but we govern to move forward,” closed the leader of the Frente de Todos.