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Billionaire Soros meets Cristina Fernandez and exchange ideas of world affairs

Tuesday, September 25th 2012 - 04:17 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández met on Monday with billionaire investor George Soros at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, before her speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. The meeting was held on an “open agenda” and lasted for an hour. Read full article

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  • Think

    Article says:

    Cristina Fernandez later met Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi but skipped a dinner that President Barack Obama hosted for his fellow leaders at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel................

    Somebody in her staff Thinks like Think ...... :-)))

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    @1:
    Isn't that the global equivalent of hiding behind the couch when the rent man knocks?

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    oh i canny wait for the UN rant by tinhead and Kirchy..

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @2 Sounds like she didn't get an invite...

    Spending the evening at the consulate.... sounds like fun

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Iran will be slating Israel (while most delegates will walk out), Japan will be complaining about Chinese agression over the Senkaku Islands, everyone will be talking about the Syrian catastrophe and CFK thinks she can wade into all that and bleat about the Falklands. Most attendees will probably regard it as an ideal time for a loo break.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KretinaK

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @6

    stop spamming

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    ....and stop encouraging people to wander around with a bag of their own crap. It would be a public health nightmare. What's that word? Col..Chol...chler....CHOLERA - that's it.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And after wards she thanked him for his support over the Falklands,
    As for dinner with the fence man, no dice,

    No support over the Falklands, no accepts of lunch.
    .

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    George Soros is simply figuring out ways to use her domestic dollar clamp to suit his own ends and make yet another fortune out of it . CFK being egotistical and vain , thinks he is interested in her opinion .
    GS may well end up buying and selling that country .

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    It did have the look of a crocodile meeting a teletubby. If she told him her plans he will find a way to profit from them.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Loving Obama's speech to the UN....“Self-determination is the right of all people....” : )

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #10 if you knew anything about ....well anything you probably realize how much an asshole you are. If you knew anything about Soros, you would know he is one of the biggest philanthropists in the world. Like Bill Gates (who gave away most everything he made) Soros has given away over 8 billion dollars to human interest organizations. But being a por south american that you are, lacking in knowledge, your hatred of wealthy people equates them to be evil. While I never cared for the man, I like him even less now associating with ass lips kirchner. She most be giving BJs hoping he will invest in shale oil.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The Kray twins were philanthropists too. Soros isn't a Robin Hood that stole from the rich to give to the poor. He 'stole' from everyone and then chooses who and where he spends it.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    So tell me .....what did he steal and from whom?

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    You obviously didn't understand the analogy or the quotation marks if you need to ask that question. Let's just say his fortune wasn't accumulated from repeated hard days work. His behaviour during the ERM crisis could hardly be described as ethical even if it wasn't criminal theft. Every UK taxpayer paid for that.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    Soros is the worlds number one pirate !

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yeah I guess all the rich are......lets send them to argentina

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Didn't dare meet the President of Paraguay!

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @12 Elaine did he really say that? If he did I think Botox's speech is dead in the water before she starts..........He wants her to cough up the dosh they owe and I really hope TINMAN meets Iranian delegate that will just about seal it I think.... chuckle chuckle

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @12/@20 I think there could be a hissy fit before bedtime!

    Chuckle chuckle (c) JB

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @20 The full text is on line. Great speech and he covered a lot of the issues that should be the priority of all governments right now. They should be the concern of people all over the world.

    “We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values – they are universal values”.

    “ individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice, and opportunity.”

    You are right, CFKC is going to look very bad if she goes ahead with her speech and revealing her desire to colonise the Falklands. If she had any sense she would order a re-write.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    Do you have a link Elaine?

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Well Poppy, you do realize that Soros is to the right (and even centre-right) what the Koch brothers are to the left, right? Any story featuring any of them is gonna require the handing out of paper bags as breathing support devices!

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @23 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e31fe23c-0720-11e2-b148-00144feabdc0.html#axzz27Uxp0Bxr

    I read it at the FT. It will also be available to watch at the UN site. It was an excellent speech.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @25: I'm sure that she will compartmentalize his line on the right of self-determination as meaning the right of Argentina to determine itself upon the people of the Falklands. Those silly earpieces are very buggy and “nuance” always get lost in the translation in the name of diplomacy: http://www.ehosting.nl/fart/audio/201/ScottOnPhone1.mp3!

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    George Soros has large agricultural investments in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay amongst other places. He is one of the biggest critics of the current financial structure and moved away from speculative money making schemes a long oime ago and laced his bets on agricultural investments around the world. George Soros, Carlos Slim....Cris sure has important friends does'nt she.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @26 : ) The whole speech was primarily about averting an escalation in the Middle East and the looming possibility of an Israel /Iran war. That should be the priority and the biggest threat to the planet at this time. However, within that speech he reiterated the foundation stone of the UN, the right to self-determination for all people.

    If Miss Whiny-Pants gets up and starts bleating about colonising the Falklands she is going to show herself as a self-centred, narcissistic, domestic-league leader, rather than someone with a place on the world stage.

    Going against a primary position of the UN and cosying up to Iran? Oh dear. They should sack the political strategist.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    19.11 british time,
    has she spoken yet..

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I think she is due to speak around 8:30 - 9.00 pm british time. I am sure someone has a more accurate time.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Thanks
    ElaineB

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    She totally ignored Obama baby!!!

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    “Loving Obama's speech to the UN....“Self-determination is the right of all people....” ”

    Usefull idiots will believe everything what comes out of Obombo's mouth.
    for other fools here, not that “mittens romney the vulture” is any different.

    @27 yeah, soros is such an angel, sure..
    (create/be part of the part of the problem, come with the solution = soros)

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    fodo dodo your jealousy of the modern world is transparent, you must be Rgentine

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Loving Obama's speech to the UN....“Self-determination is the right of all people....”
    I like more this from Mr Obama:
    This week the OAS General Assembly at its meeting in San Salvador passed by unanimous consent, and Washington signed, a “draft declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands”.

    “In doing so, the United States sided not only with Buenos Aires, but also with a number of anti-American regimes including Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela and Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua”, said The Telegraph.

    The declaration which calls for Argentina and Great Britain negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands is a position which London has long viewed as completely unacceptable and “also comes in the wake of increasing aggression by the Kirchner regime in the past 18 months, including threats to blockade British shipping in the South Atlantic”.
    AHAHAHAHA poor deluded ex empire.They are FINISHED and do not want to accept it....Who cares...

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    Icän bét on CFK tàlked with Sőros on his Desire Pétroleum sharés.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Bless you. CFKC has gone to the UN to seek approval of her plan to colonise the Falklands. TODAY Obama made it clear that self-determination is paramount.

    Nothing has changed and nothing will change.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    “Argentine President Cristina Fernández met on Monday with billionaire investor George Soros at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York”

    “The meeting was held on an “open agenda” and lasted for an hour”

    I didn't know they rented rooms by the hour at that particular hotel........... I wonder how much KFC charges?

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    LOL! Her speech is the crib sheets on the worlds economy that she read on the flight to New York. Captain Obvious.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    37 /39

    but you languagé is not English english !

    maybe yoù lèarned it in Chùbut !

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @35 do you understand what a draft declaration is ? Means it hasn't been finalised so isn't worth the paper it is written on, and the US probably went through the motions to stop your whinging. Obama made it very clear in his speech earlier “Self determination is paramount”

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    She just did the predictable rant on demilitarization and decolonization of the Falklands ignoring the fact that the largest militarization and colonializaton of the Falklands was done by her predecessor when he sent an force to stand on the neck of its inhabitants. And then had the gall to lie about the UK balking on dialog when she refused to talk to the elected members of the islands this very year. It takes the wind out of her statements on the Iranian-sponsored terrorist bombing in BA.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yes, her Falklands whinging was pretty low-key, nothing new and no cheering from her henchmen. They did cheer when she basically said they are not going to comply with the IMF's request for accurate figures. An unseemly display from the Argentines and embarrassed looks from the rest of the mostly empty hall.

    So, now we know.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    You mean she didn't mention migrating birds or fauna, I'm disappointed. Well I guess this was her last chance before the islanders vote next year, then the problem will be gone, the rest know she has no case and when the votes are counted the UN will say self determination has been realised by the people of the Falkland Islands, it's what THEY want. So do one and stop wasting our time.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    43. What a bunch of rambling nonsense! It seems she was drunk or off her meds. Good gracious the poor translator couldn't figure out what the heck she was trying to say! What an embarrassment!

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    43 ElaineB

    As stand up routines go, it needed a bit of work. As a serious political speech intended to make the world sit up and take notice........ Not even close.

    I particularly like the bit where the camera took in the rest of the General Assembly where the delegates were either absent ( judging by the mostly empty seats ) or talking amongst themselves.

    I don't even think that the translator believed a word of wht she was saying, I'm sure that she was trying not to laugh as she put that rant into English.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Does Dave C or William H retort or do you think as I do ignore her rambling nonsense and say nothing whilst the world laughs at her?

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The last time she spoke at the UN the translator had problems following her rambling.
    The majority of her speech was from 'Economic for Dummies' she read on the plane. And reminding everyone that Argentina made the biggest default in history. (At least they hold a trophy for something).
    What I got from the whole speech was that she is very afraid. Two reasons. First, she relied on growth to sustain Nestor's economic policies and that is drying up. She knows it is going to get a lot worse because of the global crisis. Second, she spoke about civil unrest when the economy fails. She knows her people are unhappy and what is coming.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Well lets hope the students of Harvard etc were watching and go for the juggular

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TipsyThink

    45

    your långuagè is not US English !

    if i åsk US jårgon ånythings ,yoü cån't know them.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    48. I bet she is going to be stupid enough to send La Campora out to do some damage during the next protest. This is how it all ended in 2001 a little blood in the streets and it all came tumbling down.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Why is she not in the catch up videos on the UN webcast site?

    http://webtv.un.org/

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @50 well that ramling nonsense was just as bad as hers FFS, get a grip your'e, nearly and I say again nearly, as embarrasing as her

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @52 They take a while to come up...... be patient. : )

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Having just watched Jacob Zuma drone on like he's stoned I've concluded that the General Assembly is designed to..... um..... er .... solve a chronic plague of insomnia among world leaders? It all seems so pointless.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #52 a transcript will be available also.

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    http://falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/argentina-claims-the-falklands-are-a-global-issue/

    Same shit different day

    Sep 25th, 2012 - 11:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wangito

    HI Cristina,
    Did anybody tell you that Soros A jew himself has sold jewish people during WWII by giving to the Gestapo locations of Jews hiding from the Nazis, and that For food and who knows what else. This was CONFIRMED by him in a TV interveiw with the excuse that “what do you expect from a hungry Jewish boy during a war”? Naive Crisitina, you will find yourself stripped naked before you can blink an eye.
    Now that you are calling Chavez a “dear friend” the only one missing on you list of close friends is Ahamedinejad. Do you really think everybody is stupid? it will all slamp back in your face and your name will go down in history as the president that brought Argentina to it's knees.
    Tell me who are your friends and I'll tell who you are.

    Sep 27th, 2012 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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