Today in “Insensitive Comments about the Poor” – Argentina Edition

Oscar de Allende, a government official in the Córdoba state government in Argentina, lost his job after suggesting   Córdoba solve its pigeon overpopulation problem by feeding the pigeons to impoverished children. There are many positive ways to come up with constructive programs to address the very real problems of poverty and childhood hunger; suffice to say, this is not one of them. Allende has since (understandably) lost his job.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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