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Argentina begins Washington round of contacts ahead of IMF-WB spring meeting

Friday, April 19th 2013 - 05:46 UTC
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Argentine Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino is in Washington ready to start his official activities in the margins of the 2013 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring meeting. Read full article


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  • Troy Tempest

    Only a matter of time before they are booted out of the G-20 !!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    I think a bigger threat would be countries that practice protectionism and seize international oil companies

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    I'd like to be a fly on the wall at those meetings. Argentina once again on it's knees begging for help against the big bad IMF and WB.

    They must honestly believe that these businessmen and politicians have no common sense, memory or business acumen.

    These businessmen and politicians LIKE the IMF and WB, and the last thing they would want to do is undermine it by allowing Argentina to escape any penalty by not playing by the rules.

    Tick, tock Argentina, your time of self immolation in nigh.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Too late, the ship has no rudder and it's heading for the rocks

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    How many years ago was the last BCRA head laughed at during her IMF presentation?

    You'd think someone would have told him a long greasy mullet is not in fashion in the USA and not many people will take you seriously.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Surely the first thing that argieland's head of economic affairs needs to “put on the table” is how argieland is going to pay its debts! Instead of trying to fiddle with the things that helped show how corrupt and criminal argieland is.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 11:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    Several dead, countless homes flooded in Chicago, midwest USA

    Wait... I thought that in the USA those things only happened when “historic” super-mega-giga cyclones hit. Only in Argentina did people die from “a thunderstom”.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Once again, the brits, yanks, and europeans laugh superciliously about Argentina, and days later they get stuffed with their own words!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Ahh equivalent argument but not quite equivalent as you'd like it to appear.
    Maybe try reading the whole article if you can.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    What did I tell you yankeeboy... a couple thousand dollar bombs (if that), two dopey teenage boys, and one of your most IMPORTANT cities is brought to its knees, everything shut down in Boston, no work, no transport, no retail...

    How many billions in lost economic output there? How many billions more to investigate and put all those resources for just two silly boys?

    Default, default...

    You can't win this war yankeeboy, I told you a long time ago the terrorist will destroy you, not with the bombs, but with the wallet.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    9.Um no retail stores are open yet it is still too early.

    NYC shut down? Not sure where you heard that. I see a lot of people in the streets so I don't know what you are talking about.

    Looks pretty busy to me for a crappy weather day.

    We win by being the richest most powerful country in the world and it will not change in your or your children's lifetime.

    All those bombs do is show how strong of a country we really are:

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    I think that is devastating economically and morally that two punks have done all that.

    This will be the model to follow by MANY other young osamas.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You think shutting down the metro and asking people to stay home until A BOMBER IS CAUGHT is not prudent?
    You think 1 city being delayed a few hours will be devastating to the WHOLE USA ECONOMY?

    Are you seriously trying to get someone to believe that nonsense?

    You'd be amazed at the size of the USA if you ever left your slum

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    Where did I say the “USA”? I said “one of your most important cities” which that one is.

    Keep putting your head in the sand. The USA can't spend 1 million dollars for every cent the terrorist spends. You lost.

    Maybe you should just say “sorry, we are evil”, and pull out of the middle east. What a novel idea.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    13. We can and will spend whatever it takes.
    Yes Boston is an important city but as I have said many times we are prepared for these types of emergencies, I would bet most people are telecommuting today if they didn't go into work anyway,
    A few hours or even a day or two will not make a difference in its output,
    the trucks/planes/ships have not stopped deliveries, people will be going out to dinner and clubs tonight and shopping tomorrow.
    Don't worry about it nobody here is

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Someone should tell Lorenzino that no one will take him seriously until he gets a decent haircut; and a decent country to represent.

    I just came back from D C and the prevailing view is to do nothing but let Argentina implode. Lorenzino will get placating words but not much else.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Tellіng_Trοll

    Troll's truth for today: Argentina misogynistic nightmare.

    Just yesterday 2 more brutally slain. Add to that the 2 girls every day, yes every day, that are kidnapped in Argentina and forced in to prostitution. Not a nice place at all.

    Lady robbed and stabbed at school gate.

    Man rapes and beats woman to death:

    But it is not all bad. Away from the crime and corruption of BsAs in my home town of Mendoza, the city's best and sharpest minds have collaborated without cutting edge local industry to build 2, yes I kid you not 2 access ramps for our public transport system. What is more remarkable is that it only took 8 months to complete this world beating engineering enterprise.

    This audacious engineering project boosted official unemployment figures more than compensating for the 1000s of jobs lost in the successful campaign to keep our potash in the ground.

    The launch of the two new ramps was deservedly given prominent place in local media:

    PS: that is me centre-stage

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Hahahaa 8 months for that! Was it caught in customs along with the HIV and Cancer meds? How much did they have to bribe them to get delivery?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It's been a pretty intense manhunt here Yankee. I have to say a very effective one though for these two Chechnyans. One was shot to shit like swiss cheese. An open road car cheese and they were tossing hand granades out the window. Boston transit is shut down but the real lockdown is Watertown where is appears they have him cornered, but not realising details. Unless he kills himself, they really want him alive.

    johnny troll the turd is deseparate......I think momma subsituted her tit with dad and it was not his

    Idiot boy does not know that the Mightly Mississippi floods every year and all her tributaries. Poor johnny thinks annual flooding is the same as the lack of storm drains. Did you gretian for seconds with dad tobias?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    “Idiot boy does not know that the Mightly Mississippi floods every year and all her tributaries”

    So in fact your governments KNOW the river floods each godamn year and they have done NOTHING to prevent the flooding? Where is all the infraestructure? Where has all the money gone? What is wrong with you tossers? You are drowning and you do nothing to demand that your government take action??

    Is that not what you tossers said about La Plata... difference is, no one expect flooding there every year!!!

    Thank goodness I don't live there.

    Time to catch my train Poppy... when is your train leaving? HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    So johnny trool the turd who's getting the first BJ from Lorenzo.....he is wasting his time. Does argentina really think that sending a lacky with a mullet to DC will make an impact? You guys don;t need IMF, why jump through hoops like a poodle? lol
    Did you not learn anything in your la campora schooling? Tell daddy to slow down on the skull're acquiring TBI's

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    19. Toby, you should read up a bit on river management, natural flooding where it is allowed to happens is good for the environment and the species both land and river.
    We have taken a lot of our dams out of the rivers so they can flow more naturally.

    The flooding in La Plata was deadly, dangerous, cost 100s of families their life savings, destroyed 100s of business and KILLED 50+ people BECAUSE THE COURT ORDERED INFRASTRUCTURE WAS DENIED by the FEDERAL GOVT, the pumps didn't work, the weather service predicted the disaster, no one was warned or evacuated AND THE SUBSIDIES ARE BEING STOLEN BY LA CAMPORA to distribute to whomever they choose.

    What you're trying to compare is apples and oranges but I think you are a little too stupid to understand that.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yankee..give him a break. He can only read so much for the La Campora's guide to the normal world.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This “you too” (equivalent) debate style is wearing really thin. They are getting very desperate as their country crumbles around them, the abrupt slowdown is shocking, every stat is so terrible it can't even be hidden and the rampant corruptions is being exposed. Nobody is even denying the problems any longer.
    All the stuff I have been saying for as long as I have been posting here is finally coming to fruitiion and they don't know how to deflect it any longer.
    I can't wait until the hyperinflation starts
    I wonder what they line will be then?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    So Captain pooper, I see you have been here all day.

    I have been around town a couple of times, freedom. How about you? Can you leave your house?

    USA USA .... hahahahaha

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Of course......I was being facetious when I said give him a break. The break I would impart is a literal one. I find him obnoxiously arrogant and naive.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd


    How do you think I find the rest of you?

    Cause and effect. Touche.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Pat yourself on the one else will. Though you are good for a chuckle.....that teenage stupidity you so effortlessly convey. btw......I was in my office all day.....m-f and sometimes Saturday. Watertown is not Boston

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 04:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I used to think he was funny but I don't any longer. I think he is sad, pathetic and is just a young version of the Think persona.

    The education system in Argentina stinks. They don't teach critical thinking, simple math, logic, science or economics.

    It is sad, they have made themselves unemployable outside of their country.

    It is an abomination that someone should fix once and for all

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Nice to see how Kirchner gang looted their money before they looted the country. Maybe she should start packing bags for Venezuela, but with the Bus running the country it could be a short stay.

    “When Nestor Kirchner was a young lawyer, he put the screws on people who were unable to keep up with their mortgage payments so he could buy their houses at knockdown prices because, as he later explained, he wanted to go into politics and therefore needed plenty of money. Most politicians would agree. To salve their conscience, if they have one, they tell themselves that they cannot do good unless they have access to huge amounts of money and, if they spend some on those little luxuries everybody wants, that is okay because their line of work requires them to keep up appearances.”

    Apr 21st, 2013 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 No. I pronounce you GUILTY. GUILTY of hearing what you want to hear. Not two dopey teenage boys. Two Islamic jihadists. Probably similar to those GUILTY of the AMIA bombing. Probably instigated by the argie “government”. Now cosying up to Islamic jihadist Iran.
    @24 Be honest. It's not a town, is it? It's a settlement. 3 huts and a cesspit.
    @26 Tell you what. Bet we get to break your neck before you break ours.

    Apr 21st, 2013 - 04:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Speaking trade.....( nice segway!) anyone read Marches trade figures for March. Indec reports another 49% drop yoy. Oh boy and more oil is needed. Imports are rising and exports are decreasing. This....out of the box thinking is only working for anus-face's Costa Rican bank account. The natives are getting restless missy.....wake up and hear the drums kirchner.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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