Less than 24 hours after the start, for many in the city of Buenos Aires, G20 is something more – and quite different – from the historical one Leadership Summit. Whether it is the routine of those who live, study or work in the exclusion zones – some will not allow pedestrians – will go to the rhythm of presidential delegations. But in the opposite direction. The difference, they say Clarin, is that while the capital is made available to the world, "it is under siege of the local population."
Security operations and total or partial restrictions on the movement of pedestrians, vehicles, transport and public services. / Diego Dias
For security operations and full or partial restrictions on the movement of pedestrians, vehicles, transportation and public services, those who have a "armored" wallet by the end of the month will invest in "tranquility" with trips outside the city in those days. The rest, the majority, stay at home, "no WiFi" – have some and realize them jogging.
Porta and Costa Nera Norte will be the most sensitive places and they will be blocked from Thursday on the 29th to the 21st Saturday of December 1st at the age of 22. The area with the greatest constraint is, of course, the one near the Costa Salguro, where the meetings will be concentrated. But the impact of the event is already felt by the related activities.
For example, the adoption of the Saudi prince, on Wednesday before the 8th of the 25 de Mayo highway, prevented the Metro-Bus from being blocked, and bus passengers waited for 25 minutes to collect if "they will enable or not to put into Capital". In 96 semi-fast, for example, the bus driver had no information, waited for "orders". The G20 demonstrations will also affect traffic: as on Thursday, camping in Plaza Congreso and Friday, at 15, in place "to confirm".
Out of the city
Fernanda is an accountant. She lives in Sarmiento, between Paraná and Uruguay and tells how she runs away from the city of Chin, from where she is her husband, from Thursday to afternoon. He leaves with him and his children, at the age of 15, 13 and 11 years. The city government sent an e-mail with a notice that his house was in a G20-hit area. "Everything will be cut, I will not be able to extract the car from the garage and send me an e-mail, where they ask me to" go ". It is said that there is no WiFi and children can not live without locking Netflix. "As there was an official announcement on traffic restrictions, nothing has been reported so far about allegedly limiting communications: a similar rumor occurred when Barack Obama came to the country.
Security in de Julio. / Diego Dias
However, Fernanda says: "I'm afraid: if what happened to the river happened, there could be an attack here." In addition, he celebrates that he may have the money to "escape at this time of the month". His office in Ann will close already on Thursday afternoon "because after 18 years it will be impossible for my employees to return to their homes."
Marseilla is also an accountant and lives in Avelaneda. But also use the holidays on Friday to make Nekocha's escape. "I'm not running from the G20: they turn me off indoors," he explains. The office in which he works works closes for rest: "There is no option, because the trains do not go out, they can not work, it's chaos, indeed, they had to organize it in a city in the interior where it would be easier to control the streets without so much very economical money ".
Improvements to the security of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian
Another complicated scenario is that of those living in the two blocks surrounding the Colon Theater. Argentum will be presented, a show to be held on Friday evening, before the official dinner for diplomats. From the government of the city they said Clarin They considered each one of the neighbors to guarantee their access to the area.
The stress of exams
The G20 particularly affects students, students and students at the university, who will have to wait a few more days to end or endure the uncertainty whether they know if they are promoted or not.
"At that time, integral tables are being made each year, this is the moment in which many of the children they define their schooling. If they are going to promote it or not. Among these nerves, we decided to close in order not to generate double stress, the one of "Will they take me or not?", "Will I be able to succeed or be reduced?" He says Clarin Estella Dominguez Halpern, rector of the Industrial Institute of Louis A. Huergo, Peru 759 Street, which also reprogrammed the masses on Thursday.
Estella Dominguez Halpern, rector of the Institute of Huergo. They had to suspend the exams of the G20 integration tables (Andres D'Elia)
The Directorate-General for Private Education Education (DIEEPE) did not propose either one or the other, it was left to the authorities of that institution for secondary education with 1,000 students. The announcement that they would reprogram the masses was on the agenda that every boy brings home. But Estella had to answer WhatsApp until late at night the same suspicion of fathers and mothers, who had to reprogram the entire family's agenda.
Protest against the G20 yesterday, at the Atlanta Stadium (EFE)
In the case of the National Buenos Aires, the last entrance exam is this Saturday. That day the boys have to make history. Only a week ago they were informed that they would finally perform on the original date, but in another place and schedule: at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at ABA, at 8.30 am "With all the fear that causes them to go to university," says one of the mothers, "when they just left primary school."
In the case of university students, the UKA reprogrammed the final lessons (the lessons had already ended) and told the newspaper that on Thursday, the university "will open, for example, access to the library". However, that day they will decide whether to close before. Friday, rest, will be closed.
With traffic restrictions and planned marches, there were travel delays today. REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian
Stores and restaurants
In the meantime, retailers are divided between gastronomic – which will benefit customers with dollars and euros – and those who will close before the reality that they will not do "no sale" because there will be no public.
Patio Bulrich and Paseo Alcatraz are two of the items remaining in the "critical" zone. The first one will open normally on Thursdays and Fridays, while Alcorta will close on Friday and Saturday will open only after 14 first lady event which will be done in the next Malba. The sources of the IRSA, the owner of the mall, explained that every tenant would assume responsibility for the transfer of employees during the days when there are complications to circulate.
Preparations in Costa Salgiró, the seat of the summit (Mario Quinteros)
"We can not shut up because it will be a big economic loss, they have been affected for many days. They told us that everything would be limited, but there would be circulation. We certainly will not work like other days or weekends, but we need to open, so we keep an eye on cuts or security measures, "said Carina Fernandez, partner and manager at the Puerto Crystal restaurant in Puerto Madero.
That "minute of a minute" of the pieces also kept ice cream parlor El Potio, which was until Wednesday two of his branches doubt: that of Puerto Madero and Laval and Carlos Pellegrini. "Fortunately, we can normally open, they are not in the perimeter, the one in Puerto Madero is right on the last port," they were released
"We understand what is happening and we want to be important for the country, but We believe that economic compensation will be a help to face this job loss. Some of the benefits of municipal taxes or services that cost us to pay, "Fernandez added, his employees will arrive by car, and those who do not have it will be honest. And for their suppliers, they believe that" they can not come there "But they are already full" so that we need nothing during these almost four days. "
Like the others, they remain from Puerto Madero, and the perimeter zones have been in contact with the embassies for months to offer special menus for G20 diplomats. The bill pays the world.