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Argentine Thieves (Part 4)

Cambalache: "There is no one who denies it"

As we are
Last November 10th we celebrated a new day of tradition and in the reflective theme that we have decided to treat it is inevitable to pass through the porteño and the gaucho, through tango and folklore, the city and the countryside as the basis of our roots to understand how we are... Buenos Aires is the epicenter of our country, a city forged by its strategic location with exit to the waters that communicate us with the world. Here we have the implotion of one of the most important ports in South America and the origin of a smuggling culture that did not manage to stop its expansion. Even so, the interior of our country, a wise community much less polluted, has managed to introduce many positive changes in our culture. The best example is manifested in the comparison of the nostalgic expression of Enrique Santos Discépolo or Julio Sosa in the tango "Cambalache", giving rise almost to a resignation: "If one lives in the imposture and another steals in his ambition... it doesn't matter if he is a priest, mattress maker, king of clubs, face or stowaway". On the other hand, in the words of José Hernandez, Martin Fierro reflects, emphasizing the values of the good man: "Bird of curved beak has the robbery hobby, but the man of reason never steals a copper, because it is no shame to be poor and it is shame to be a thief". As a reflection, optimism from a positive view of doing and transforming.

Publication Date: 19/11/2018

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By: Emir Adel Ale 07 March, 2020

Cada vez que escucho, el tango "Cambalache", puedo decir que el autor se hermana con José Hernández, autor del conocido Martín Fierro. Tanto él como Discépolo tienen muchísimo de Política muy bien entendida y expresada.

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