FLUORIDE DATE LECTURE #50 - LATIN AMERICA COPIES A BAD IDEA
Good afternoon, Mayor and council members. Last month, newspapers headlined Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, who’d been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was scheduled for surgery to remove the diseased gland. Days later she had the operation and—oops—it wasn’t cancer after all. She did have a real thyroid ailment, however, and now she has no thyroid and will have to take replacement hormones the rest of her life. While parts of Argentina have enough natural fluoride to make whole populations sick, Buenos Aires, the capital city isn’t among them. The water there is artificially fluoridated. Sometimes the elite get caught in their own trap.
It’s probably no coincidence that shortly thereafter, Fluoride Action Network director Dr. Paul Connett received an inquiry from South America, and put out a call for someone to translate it. Here’s what the writer had to say:
SALUDOS PAUL , MUY BUENOS DIAS , ME GUSTARIA SABER SI EL GRUPO DE FLUORIDE ALERT HAY EN PERU O EN CHILE , PAISES DONDE YO RADICO POR EL MOMENTO, SI NO LO HAY , ME GUSTARIA SABER TAMBIEN DE COMO HACER QUE EL GRUPO SE PUEDA EXTENDER EN ESTOS PAICES, POR QUE EL PROBLEMA DE LA CONTAMINACION DEL AGUA ATRAVES DEL FLUOR , ESTA EN MUCHOS PAICES Y EN ESPECIAL PERU Y CHILE , DONDE NO HAY NADIE QUE LE HAGA FRENTEANTE ESTE TREMENDO ACTO CRUEL QUE ESTAMOS SUFRIENDO TODOS NOSOTROS , ESPERANDO SU RESPUESTA ME DESPIDO MUY CORDIALMENTE –BENDICIONES—MARIO OSORIO
And in English:
GREETINGS, PAUL, AND MANY GOOD DAYS TO YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE GROUP FLUORIDE ALERT EXISTS IN PERU OR CHILE, COUNTRIES WHERE I AM SETTLING FOR THE MOMENT. IF IT DOES NOT, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW HOW THE GROUP COULD BE EXTENDED TO THOSE COUNTRIES BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEM OF CONTAMINATION OF THE WATERS BY FLUORIDE IN MANY COUNTRIES BUT ESPECIALLY PERU AND CHILE, WHERE THERE HAS BEEN NOBODY TO OPPOSE THIS TREMENDOUSLY CRUEL ACT WHICH ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING. AWAITING YOUR REPLY, I SEND MY BEST WISHES.
In Chile, most municipal water supplies are artificially fluoridated. In Peru, they fluoridate milk and salt. Notice he uses the word “cruel”—same in both languages. It’s this same cruel act—which you all support—that we are here to end.