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News ::
Help Argentina
26 May 2002
Modified: 08:41:40 AM
Banks have caused disaster in our country. We need your help.
Thanks!
English / Español / Français / Italiano


English
Millions of people living in Argentina are desperate and they need
your help. You do not have to send money. They are just asking you to be
part of this chain letter. Please take a few minutes to read this mail. Just
an e-mail or a letter from you may help them a great deal.
Argentina has been sliding into catastrophe for a long time and it
is now on the verge of total collapse. At the end of 2001 the Argentine
government then in power froze all savings and deposits in the country s banks.
The measure got tougher as one president after another was engulfed by
the unprecedented crisis.
The freeze is now a deadly concentration camp dealing a final blow
to an already dying economy. People have all their life-long savings
trapped inside the banks. They are not allowed to use their money and will
have to wait years to get it back in a depreciated currency. Many of them
are old, others are ill or unemployed. Some others have sold their houses and
cannot buy a new one now. There is no end to the terrible stories that are
unfolding because of this most unfair situation. At the same time,
millions and millions of people of all ages, who used to survive on
odd jobs, are slipping deeper and deeper into poverty and starvation by
the minute because there is no money around.
The government measure to freeze all assets within the banks and
eventually give back account holders absurdly depreciated amounts has already
been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court but in most countries it
would be labeled sheer theft. All the banks, without distinction by
country of origin, shielded themselves behind this government measure and did
nothing to return the money to its rightful owners.
The Government is trying to ban citizens from resorting to the
Courts on this matter due to the country s economic emergency .
You are kindly asked to do two the following:
resend this message as soon as possible to as many people as you
can, both in Argentina and abroad.
Also send letters (either by e-mail, regular post or in person) to
international headquarters, home offices or local branches in your
country of the foreign banks operating in Argentina. A sample text of a
letter complaining at the banks failure to honor their commitments to their
clients is supplied in four languages.
The foreign banks operating in Argentina (by country of origin) are:
USA: Citibank, FleetBoston (BankBoston),
Canada: Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
U.K.: Lloyds Bank HSBC (HSBC Bank Argentina)
Spain: Santander (Banco Rio) Bilbao Vizcaya (Banco Frances)
France: Societé Générale Banque Paribas (BNP)
Italy: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro IntesaBCI (Banco Sudameris)
Brazil: Itaú Banco do Brasil
Please do not break this chain. With no Justice to turn to, a flood
of letters putting pressure on the banks from abroad may be the only
way to end to this nightmare for millions of Argentines. Thanks a lot for
your help.
Letter sample :
Dear Sirs,
I am appalled at the news from Argentina, where the local
representatives of your bank are shielding behind an unconstitutional government
measure so as not to honor the commitments made to your clients there.
I believe the banking system is based on trust and your behavior in
Argentina is destroying this trust. You are also squandering a
reputation carved out all over the world over many years. In a globalized
world, investors will most surely start to shudder at the thought of a
similar fate in potentially unstable countries. That is all it takes to
destroy the markets which financial institutions have tried to build.
I will reconsider operating with your bank or to do so in the future
if you do not review your policies in Argentina and honor the
obligations to those who entrusted their money to your care.
Yours truly,


Español

Millones de personas que viven en la Argentina están desesperadas y
necesitan su ayuda. No tiene que enviar dinero. Sólo se requiere que
participe de esta cadena. Por favor, tómese unos minutos de su
tiempo para leer este e-mail. Un e-mail o carta suyos pueden ayudarlos
muchísimo.
Argentina se ha ido acercando a la catástrofe por un largo tiempo y
hoy está al borde del colapso total. A fines de 2001, el gobierno
Argentino entonces en el poder congeló todos los depósitos y cuentas en todos
los bancos del país. La medida se fue tornando aún más restrictiva a
medida que un presidente tras otro fueron devorados por la crisis sin
precedentes que afecta al país.
El congelamiento es hoy un mortal campo de concentración que le está
dando el tiro de gracia a una economía ya moribunda. La gente tiene
los ahorros de toda su vida atrapados dentro de los bancos. No puede
usar su dinero y tendrá que esperar años para que se la devuelvan en una
moneda totalmente depreciada. Muchos de ellos son jubilados, otros están
enfermos y no tienen empleo. Otros vendieron su casa pero no llegaron a
comprar otra con el dinero que recibieron. No parece haber fin para las terribles
historias que esta injusta situación está produciendo. Al mismo
tiempo, millones y millones de personas de todas las edades que sobrevivían
gracias a los trabajos que les daban los ahora atrapados ahorristas van
cayendo cada vez más profundo en la pobreza y el hambre.
La medida que congeló los depósitos dentro de los bancos para
devolverlos algún día en moneda devaluada ha sido declarada
inconstitucional por la Corte Suprema Argentina pero en la mayoría
de los países seria considerada como un robo liso y llano. Todos los
bancos, sin distinción de país de origen, se escudaron detrás de esta medida y
no movieron un dedo para devolver el dinero a sus verdaderos dueños.
El gobierno Argentino está tratando de prohibirle a los ciudadanos
que recurran a la justicia en relación a esta medida debido al estado de
emergencia económica que atraviesa el país.
Para continuar la cadena se le solicita que por favor:
re-envíe este mensaje lo antes posible a la mayor cantidad de
personas que pueda dentro de la Argentina y en el exterior.
y que también envíe cartas (ya sea por e-mail, por correspondencia o
en persona) a las casas centrales o las oficinas en su país de los
bancos extranjeros que operan en la Argentina. Se provee un texto modelo en
cuatro idiomas de una carta para protestar porque los bancos no han
cumplido con los compromisos contraídos con sus clientes en Argentina.
Los bancos extranjeros que operan en la Argentina son los siguientes
(agrupados según país de origen):
USA: Citibank, FleetBoston (BankBoston),
Canada: Scotiabank
Reino Unido: Lloyds Bank HSBC (HSBC Bank Argentina)
España: Santander (Banco Rio) Bilbao Vizcaya (Banco Frances)
Francia: Societé Générale BNP (Banque Paribas) ,Bisel, Suquía y BERSA (Credit Agricole) .
Italia: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro IntesaBCI (Banco Sudameris)
Brasil: Itaú Banco do Brasil
Por favor no corte esta cadena. Sin la posibilidad de recurrir a la
justicia, una avalancha de cartas ejerciendo presión sobre los
bancos desde el exterior puede ser la única forma de terminar con esta pesadilla
para millones de personas en la Argentina. Muchísimas gracias por su
ayuda.
Carta modelo:
De mi consideración:
Escucho con asombro e indignación las noticias que llegan de la
Argentina, donde los representantes locales de su banco se están
escudando detrás de una medida de gobierno inconstitucional para no cumplir
con los compromisos contraídos con sus clientes en ese país.
Sabemos que el sistema bancario se basa en la confianza y su
comportamiento en Argentina está destruyendo esa confianza. También
está dilapidando una reputación ganada en el mundo a través de los años.
En un mundo globalizado, los inversores seguramente sentirán escalofríos
al pensar que puede esperarlos un destino similar en países potencialmente
inestables desde el punto de vista político. Esto es todo lo que se
requiere para destruir a los mercados que las instituciones
financieras han tratado de construir.
Reconsideraré seriamente seguir operando con su banco o hacerlo en
un futuro si éste no revisa sus políticas en la Argentina y honra
finalmente las obligaciones contraídas con aquellos que pusieron sus ahorros al
cuidado de su banco.
Saludo a Ud. muy atte.,


Italiano
Milioni di persone in Argentina sono disperate e hanno bisogno del
tuo aiuto. Non devi inviare soldi. Ti chiediamo soltanto di fare parte
di questa catena. Ti prego di dedicare qualche minuto alla lettura di
questo testo. Un semplice messaggio e-mail o una lettera da parte tua può
essere di grande aiuto.
L Argentina ha incominciato a scivolare verso la catastrofe molto
tempo fa ma adesso è sull orlo del collasso. Alla fine del 2001 il governo
Argentino, allora al potere, congelò tutti i risparmi e depositi
nelle banche del paese. La misura diventò sempre piò dura man mano che un
presidente dopo l altro furono risucchiati nella crisi senza
precedenti.
Questo congelamento è un "campo di concentramento" mortale che dà il
colpo di grazia a una economia già esausta. La gente ha tutti i risparmi
della loro vita intrappolati nelle banche. Non gli viene concesso di
utilizzare i propri soldi e ci vorranno anni per averli indietro a un cambio
svalutato.
Molti sono anziani, altri malati o disoccupati . Altri hanno venduto
la loro casa e non possono comperare una nuova. Non c è limite alla
quantità di storie terribili che si stanno verificando dovuto a questa
terribile ingiustizia. Allo stesso modo, milioni e milioni di persone di tutte
le età che sopravvivevano facendo dei piccoli lavori stano affondando
sempre di più nella povertà e la fame perché non ci sono soldi in giro.
La misura del governo di congelare i depositi nelle banche per
eventualmente restituire al risparmiatore assurde quantità svalutate
è già stata dichiarata anti- costituzionale dalla Corte Suprema ma nella
grande maggioranza dei paesi sarebbe stata chiamata semplicemente un furto.
Tutte le banche senza distinzione del paese di provenienza si sono scudati
dietro questa misura di governo e non hanno fatto niente per restituire il
denaro ai veri proprietari.
Il governo sta tentando di proibire ai cittadini di rivolgersi alle Corti
su questo argomento con la scusa della "emergenza economica".
Ti pregiamo di:
1. mandare questo messaggio al più presto a tutte le persone che
conosci, sia in Argentina che all estero.
2. mandare anche lettere ( per e.mail o posta normale) ai
rappresentanti nel tuo paese delle banche straniere che operano in
Argentina. Ti mandiamo un modello di lettera in quattro lingue per
protestare per la incapacità da parte di queste banche di rispettare
gli accordi pressi con i loro clienti.
Banche straniere che operano in Argentina (per paese di
provenienza):
USA: Citibank, FleetBoston (BankBoston),
Canada: Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)
U.K.: Lloyds Bank HSBC (HSBC Bank Argentina)
Spain: Santander (Banco Rio) Bilbao Vizcaya (Banco Frances)
France: Societé Générale BNP (Banque Paribas)
Italy: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro IntesaBCI (Banco Sudameris)
Brazil: Itaú Banco do Brasil
Ti pregiamo di non rompere questa catena. In assenza di una
Giustizia alla quale rivolgerci, l unico modo per milioni di Argentini di finire
questo incubo potrebbe essere una pioggia di lettere dall estero che
facciano pressione sulle banche. Mille grazie per il tuo aiuto.
Modello di lettera:
Spettabili Signori,
Sono sconvolto dalle notizie provenienti dall Argentina dove i
rappresentanti locali della vostra banca si nascondono dietro una
misura di governo anti costituzionale per non rispettare gli accordi pressi
con i vostri clienti laggiù.
Credo che il sistema bancario si basi sulla fiducia e il vostro
comportamento in Argentina sta distruggendo questa fiducia. State
allo stesso modo rovinando la vostra reputazione costruita fino adesso in
tutto il mondo lungo gli anni. In un mondo globalizzato gli investitori
cominceranno a temere un simile destino nei loro paesi, specialmente
se potenzialmente instabili. E questo che ci vuole per distruggere i
mercati che le istituzioni finanziarie hanno tentato di costruire.
Considererò seriamente se continuare a operare con la vostra banca o
se farlo in un futuro se voi non rivedrete le vostre strategie in
Argentina e rispetterete i vostri obblighi verso quelli che vi hanno affidato i
loro soldi.
Distinti saluti


Français
Des millions de personnes qui habitent en Argentine sont désespérés
et ont
besoin de votre aide. Il n est pas necessaire d envoyer de l argent.
On
vous demande seulement de faire partie de cette chaîne de lettres. S
il
vous plaît prenez le temps de lire ce message. Un autre message ou
une
lettre envoyés par vous pourraient être très utiles.
Il y a longtemps que l Argentine glisse vers la catastrophe, et
maintenant
elle est au bout de l effondrement total. À la fin de l an 2001 le
gouvernement qui était alors au pouvoir a gelé tous les économies et
dépôts
dans les banques du pays entier. Cette mesure est devenue de plus en
plus
dure pendant qu un président après l autre ont étés surpassés par
une crise
sans précédents.
Cette « gelée » est maintenant un « camp de concentration » qui est
en
train de tuer d une bonne fois une économie déjà moribonde. L argent
que
les gens ont gardé pendant leur vie entière est attrapé dans les
banques.
Ces gens sont défendus d utiliser leur argent et ils devront
attendre
pendant des ans pour qu on la leur rend comme monnaie dépréciée.
Beaucoup
de ces gens sont âgés, malades ou au chômage. Il y a d autres qui
ont vendu
leurs demeures et ne peuvent pas maintenant acheter d autres. Cette
situation, tellement injuste, a crée des innombrables histoires
tragiques.
Au même temps, il y a des millions des gens qui gagnaient leurs vies
en
faisant des travaux pour d autres personnes et qui marchent
maintenant vers
la faim et la pauvreté à cause de la manque d argent.
Cette mesure gouvernementale de geler les dêpots dans les banques et
les
Prendre beaucoup plus tard comme monnaie dépréciée a déjà été
déclaré
inconstitutionnel par la Cour National de Justice (quoique dans d
autres
pays cela serait considéré tout simplement comme une escroquerie).
Tous les
banques, n importe de quel pays d origine, se sont rétranchés
derrière
cette mesure gouvernementale et n ont rien fait pour rendre l argent
aux
vrais propriétaires.
Le gouvernement essaye maintenant de défendre les citoyens d
intenter des
actions légales en faisant appel à la situation d « emergence
économique »
du pays.
On vous demande s il vous plaît de :
1. renvoyer ce message le plus vite possible a plusieurs personnes,
même en Argentine et à l extérieur.
2. envoyer des lettres (par e-mail, poste ou personnelment) aux
maisons
mères et branches locales dans votre pays des banques étragers qui
fonctionnent en Argentine. On vous donne un modèle de texte en
quatre
languages pour envoyer comme lettre de plainte à cause du refus des
banques
à faire honneur à ses engagements.
Les banques étrangers qui fonctionnent en Argentine (séparés par
pays d
origine) sont les suivants:
États-Unis : CitiBank, FleetBoston (BankBoston)
Canada : Scotiabank
Grande-Brétagne: Lloyds Bank, HSBC (HSBC Bank Argentine)
Espagne : Santander (Banco Río), Bilbao Vizcaya (Banco Francés)
France : Societé Générale, BNP.
Italie : Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, IntesaBCI (Banco Sudameris)
Brésil : Itau, Banco do Brasil
S il vous plaît ne coupez pas cette chaîne. Puisqu on ne peut pas s
appuyer
dans des institutions de justice, la pression faite par beaucoup de
lettres
aux banques étrangers pourrait être la seule manière d arrêter ce
cauchemar
pour millions d Argentines. Merci beaucoup par votre aide.
Modèle de lettre de plainte
Chers monsieurs,
Je suis choqué par les nouvelles qui arrivent de l Argentine, là où
ceux
qui répresentent votre banque se rétranchent derrière une mesure
gouvernementale inconstitutionnel pour ne pas faire honneur àux
engagements
qu ils ont avec leurs clients.
Le système bancaire est fondé sur la confiance, et votre conduite en
Argentine est en train de détruire cette confiance. Vous dilapidez
une
réputation que vous avez construit au monde entier pendant beaucoup
d ans.
Dans un monde globalisé, la possibilité de que la même chose arrive
dans
des pays potentielment instables fera craindre le pire aux
investisseurs.
Cela sera tout ce qu il faut pour détruire les marchés que beaucoup
d
institutions financières ont essayé d établir.
J ai l intention de considerer sérieusement la possibilité de ne
plus faire
des opérations avec votre banque ou de ne pas les faire au futur si
vous ne
revoyez la politique que vous êtes en train de suivre en Argentine,
et ne
faites honneur aux engagements que vous avez avec les personnes qui
ont
confié votre institution avec ses économies.
Récevez mes salutations empressés.


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Time + Energy = Wealth.
26 May 2002
Time + Energy = Wealth

What’s Your Share?

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