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Previously on the Cadena Nacional: This.

Well, the last Cadena was a lot more exciting than this one, I’ll tell you that much. At least we had a horrible lighthouse to make fun of. Yesterday, not so much.

Speaking from the Casa Rosada, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner once again resorted to her favorite communication tool to let the population know that she was sending a bill to Congress so that the Universal Child Allowance (Asignación Universal por Hijo) would be adjusted twice a year. She also announced that the welfare program would see a 30 percent increase, which means it will go from 644 pesos to 837 pesos per month.

Now, this is great news since the UCA is a government program that hardly anyone opposes and it has certainly done a lot to fight poverty and inequality. We can debate other things about it later, but it has managed to effectively help a lot of families.

The Buenos Aires Herald says that if the bill is passed, the UCA will be given “the same priority as pensions, which are also updated in line with inflation on a biannual basis.”

Then the rest of her message was just a rant against who knows what and stuff.

An interesting part of her message  was when she mentioned a Clarín story from two days ago that described how former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Emilio Massera had to be buried under fake names so people wouldn’t know where their bodies had been laid (understandably, no cemetery wanted to take them, and can you blame them?)

Considering the thousands of people that, to this day, remain missing, Cristina found it interesting that they may not have a tomb in a cemetery, but we all know the names of those who were disappeared. Now, we do know that these two monsters have a tomb where they’ve been laid to rest, but their real names will never be seen. I guess you could call it poetic justice, and that’s OK.

The rest made it feel like a filler episode.