Open letter to Carlos Slim


Forty years have gone by since the death of prince Antonio De Curtis, known as Toto. I have taken one of his famous letters to write to Carlos Slim Helù. The richest man in South America, the second richest man in the world with 53,000,000,000 dollars, the owner of America Movil that wants to buy Olimpia.
The 3 Euro per share that he wants to give Tronchetti seems a folly. On the Stock Exchange the share is quoted at 2.3 Euro. But if through 33% of 18% and the willingness of AT&T he manages to dismember Tim Brasil then he and Tronchetti will have done the business.
Telecom Italia will be without an international presence after having sold everything in the last 5 years. The famous reduction of the perimeter proportional to the opening of the forum of the small shareholders.

Estimado Señor Carlos Slim,
quiero llamar su atenciòn con esta mia para decirle una palabra... Disculpe si son pocos... ma tres euros por cada acciòn, punto y coma, a nosotros nos impresiona mucho porque en este mismo año hubo una gran mortandad de bueyes como usted bien sabe. Punto! Dos puntos! Esta moneda sirve a usted a confortar la pena que tendrà el "tronquito"... coma, punto y coma...
porquè tendrà que dejar las "stock options" que pagamos nosotros mismos de persona... que son los que escriben esta carta porquè el "tronquito" es "manager" que se aplica... que se tiene que coger un premio de mayorìa... que debe tener una de las orejas en el lugar de siempre, es decir en la Seguridad. Punto, punto y coma. Punto, otro punto y coma! Salutando atentamente los pequeños accionistas de Telecom Italia. Que somos nosotros..."

Italian text (translated into English):
Dear signor Carlos Slim,
I am coming to you with this letter of mine to say a word to you. Forgive me if there are few … but three euro per share, semi colon, we are a bit short as this year there has been a lot of deaths among the beef cattle… as you well know. Full stop! Colon!” This money is of use to you to be consoled after the sorrow connected with Tronchetti… comma, semi colon… because he will have to leave the stock options that we ourselves are paying for in person.. and we are writing this to you because Tronchetti is a manager who applies himself … who must have a majority premium…who has to keep his ear in the usual place, that is on the Security. Full stop. Semi colon. Full stop and a semi colon! Saluting you indistinctly the small shareholders of Telecom Italia. That we are…”

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Is Slim paying proper taxes to the mexican government? Where is that money? That money should be working for the Mexican people.

Posted by: Nora | May 26, 2007 04:51 PM

Beppe,do you remember the story of Don Quixote?you are hitting the windmill,find the real target.

Posted by: polly pol | April 18, 2007 03:07 AM


sometimes it does happen that a message doesn´t get through. Maybe it´s censorship or maybe it´s just a tech problem.

My impression is that there are some filters, but not very sophisticated.

Some messages get cut after a while. Which should be an indication that it got through the automatic filter, but was not approved by the moderator.

This is his blog and I guess it´s fair that he cuts some messages he does not agree with...

But, to tell you the truth, it does not really upset me... :)

Posted by: Dave Matthews | April 18, 2007 12:26 AM

John Mill
I don't know why Wikipedia states that Mexico belongs to Central America.
Whenever I fly to DF, everybody there claims that Mexico belongs to North America.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | April 16, 2007 06:31 PM

holy moly:


Posted by: Fr. Brian Makin | April 16, 2007 03:07 PM

Hi Joe,

How´s it going? Have you started packing for the UK yet?

I´ll check the other room. I haven´t read all the messages.

You know, I think in the US, Mexico is really classified as North America. In fact, NAFTA (the North American Free Trade agreement) includes Canada, the US and Mexico. Do Italian geography books classify it differently?

Anyway, that´s just out of curiosity--it´s not really an issue that keeps me awake at night :D And after a few margaritas... Mexico could even start to slide off into South America. :D


Posted by: Dave Matthews | April 16, 2007 02:50 PM


Augustin: you´re right on!! :D

Posted by: Dave Matthews | April 16, 2007 02:18 PM

He is not the richest man in South America because Mexico is not in South America but in North America. Full stop.

Posted by: agustin | April 16, 2007 02:03 PM

If someone offered me €3,00 in exchange for €2,30, I would be moderately happy!

But I would be VERY HAPPY to repeat this transaction indefinitely!!

Posted by: Dave Matthews | April 16, 2007 10:45 AM

Nel seguente video, Beppe Grillo sostiene che Ahmadinejad non ha mai negato la Shoah e non ha mai auspicato la distruzione di Israele.
Che nemmeno Bin Laden ha mai detto ciò che gli è stato fatto dire.
Glielo ha assicurato suo suocero, che è musulmano e legge il labiale del terrorista su Al Jazeera e si informa con canali alternativi (non viene spiegato quali) sulle dichirazioni di Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad, come noto, ha detto che Israele andrebbe cancellato dalla carta geografica, che è un ramo secco che verrà spazzato via dalla tempesta.
Ha spiegato questo concetti durante un conferenza dal titolo inequivocabile "Il mondo senza il sionismo". Ha organizzato un'altra conferenza alla quale ha invitato i negazionisti del mondo. Ha definito la Shoah "una leggenda"
Tutti i giornali del mondo hanno riportato queste frasi.
Ma Grillo sostiene che tutte le traduzioni di cui disponiamo di Ahmadinejad , come di Bin Laden, vengono dal Memri, fondato da un ex agente dei servizi segreti israelian. Compresi i sottotitoli in inglese di Al Jazeera, pare di capire !
Naturalmente, quella di Grillo è un'idea completamente falsa, che fa il paio con il governo mondiale ebraico.
Ma si deve aggiungere che , nonostante molto impegno sia stato profuso nello scopo da osservatori ostili, le traduzioni del Memri non sono mai state smentite nella sostanza.

Avete capito bene? Si avete capito bene. La fonte di tutto questo è suo suocero!!!!!!!!
Veramente da piangere altro che da ridere!!!!!

Posted by: giorgio molinari | April 15, 2007 09:07 PM

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