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US admits relations with Argentina are “difficult” and calls for positive attitude

Friday, April 27th 2012 - 02:37 UTC
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US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson asked Argentina to go back to having a “positive” relationship with the international financial community and its creditors. Read full article


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  • Joe Bloggs

    Is this the same USA that some of the clowns on here claim would back Argentina rather than the UK if push came to shove over the Falklands?

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 05:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Is this the same USA that disregards the laws of war all over the world? They don't want Argentina to obey the law, they want them to obey the banks, well as long as Cristina's in charge (hopefully many more presidential terms) they wont. Good

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I bet they are considering banning them from SWIFT it will shut ARG down in a matter of minutes. It would be a drastic move but maybe the USA would finally get CFKs attention.They act like spoiled teenagers it is such an embarrassment for their people.

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    Isn't that a photo of Hayley off of that long running TV soap, Coronation Street?

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The rest of the world bar North Korea and Venezuela find that relations with Argentina are “difficult”.

    Ah isolation, spendid isolation...

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Hayley off of that long running TV soap, Coronation Street?
    a very good lookalike is she not .

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    4 & 6

    LOL! I've been trying to work out for months who she reminds me of. Hayley was a bloke wasn't she? Ha ha!

    So do any of you peace loving Malvinista dead beats still think the USA would side with Argentina rather than the UK if it got taken behind the tractor shed?

    Apr 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    @7 The character was, not the actress. The lady has been well rewarded over the years for her brave decision to take on the role.

    Apr 28th, 2012 - 08:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    8 Dove

    Well of course I meant Hayley, the character. If I meant the actual actor I would have said Julie Hesmondhalgh.

    Apr 28th, 2012 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Doveoverdover

    I apologise.

    Apr 28th, 2012 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    LOL who is Jacobson?? CFK has meeting with Obama, and he doesn't seem to agree with this woman.

    I wonder what “a positive relationship with the international financial community and its creditors” MEANS....

    For this woman maybe a “positive relationship” means taking more and more debt when you know you won't be able to pay it back like Spain, Italy or Greece did??

    Argentina has payed more than %60 of its debt during the last 10 years and it is a country with almost no debts compared to the USA, or the european ones in trouble today...

    Argentina has had a positive relationship during the last 10 years with the financial speculators, the POSITIVE thing is not taking more debts and being self-sufficient, because it is better than taking debts and also because nobody wanted to lend money to Argentina.

    So.... where has this woman been all this time?? Doesn't she know that these “international financial community” didn't lend money to Argentina at cheap rates?? Is that the POSITIVE relationship she is talking about??

    This goes for all countries: taking debts at high rates, unless you have a GREAT discovery and an amazing plan for producing is always a good business ONLY for the ones that “lends” the credit.

    The world needs to go back to a real economy, to a one where investments create real jobs and produce real goods and services. Nowadays the IMF, Angela Merkel, Cameron, Sarkozi and many others propose to go on supporting this Anarchist Capitalism.

    Apr 28th, 2012 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Argentina's 'plans for farewell intercourse law so widows can have sex with DEAD husbands' branded a 'complete nonsense'
    PUBLISHED: 28 April 2012

    Alleged proposals to allow Argentine widows to legally have sex with their dead husbands for up to six months after their death have been branded a 'complete nonsense'.
    The controversial new 'farewell intercourse' law was claimed, in Argentine media, to be part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Peronist-dominated parliament.
    Controversial: The 'farewell intercourse' law is 'a complete nonsense', and was confirmed after re-interviewing sources

    Sources inside the Argentinian Embassy in London have said the claims were 'completely false', and 'could never imagine it happening'.
    The source said the proposal, if it even existed, had not reached the congress- although it was also admitted it could be the work of an extremist politician. Although not officially rebutted, the claims that someone inside Argentina could introduce such a law provoked widespread skepticism.

    Apr 29th, 2012 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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