- Oct 7, 2018
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Anglisc Version - Diario más popular de Corrientes - Desde 1885 - 18 de Noviembre 1920
In a speech in front of the amassed people in the Plaza 15 de Septiembre, his excellency, Colonel Pedro Herrera Rasgado, president of the United States of Corrientes has announced a state program whose goal will be the aiding of the most impoverished in the United States, with the main element being the end of undernourishment and death from famine. The program, which as of yet is only in planning stages, as it still needs to find necessary funds from the state budget, calls for the creation of a series of soup kitchens in the cities, where every day, people who can't afford food can get a warm meal. This represents only a first step, as the "urban poor" social strata is rising at accelerated levels as the country continues to develop and inequality is rife. The 2nd step is much more ambitious as besides offering a free hot meal once a day to the unfortunate ones, it asks for the creation of social housing and a generalised improvement of the housing and healthcare conditions in the nation.
The plan has raised the hopes of many, especially the National Federation of Labour, which has campaigned for many years for the improvement of the living conditions of the Correntine proletariat, especially for the people whom have recently moved in from the rural areas into the cities. Many analysts are already seen the Herrera presidency and the general episode of the Azul Revolution, to be a turn from the conservative and semi-feudal old system to a new form of politics that is much more influenced by the Gallo-Germanian politics and will provide for the creation of a proto-welfare system. Many have also observed that the Azul Revolution and Herrera's policies also come in the context of generalized post-war great labour agitation, from the mines of Natal, to the strikes and terror attacks in Remion and the generalised chaos caused by the fight for emancipation of the labour movement in Implaria.
The speech was hailed by the people who listened to it in in the Plaza, and later it was broadcast by the Radiodifusora Nacional to the people from all over the country. The way spontaneous demonstrations of support for Colonel Herrera have started in faraway cities such as Rio Verde, Potobamba or Titil, shows how powerful radio is set to become and ease the transmission of information, and the administration of a large country the size of the United States of Corrientes.
"The time has come for us to work together to improve the lives of our own people. We start the plan now, and by the next 15th of September, when Corrientes celebrates a century of freedom, I promise you all that none shall go to sleep hungry, in this nation that we are building! The people supported us against the oligarchs, the people supported us with their ballots, in the election. The time has now come for us to provide! I promise you all, none shall die of hunger anymore! Our goals are simple and achievable: decent life, solidarity, equity! Our duty is to bring social justice and equity to all!" stated Colonel Herrera in his speech.
Government to discuss airway transport: The government is set to continue negotiations with Petits Pays, Eiffelland, Engellex and Auraria with the goal of creation a national airway transportation company. The government hopes to create a series of lines connecting the big cities of the Unites States and the islands using fixed wing aircraft.