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Argentine whitewash bill turning into ugly electoral debate

Friday, May 17th 2013 - 06:46 UTC
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Argentina’s whitewashing bill or more modestly ‘tax amnesty’ has joined the political debate of the coming October mid-term elections. The tax revenue bureau or AFIP confirmed taxpayers’ “legitimate externalization right” “will not be affected” even in the “hypothetical case that the opposition manages to rally a majority parliamentary stance” after October’s legislative elections. Read full article


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  • toxictaxitrader2

    After October ,when the opposition has a majority it should pass a bill to investigate where every dollar came from!

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    We are now seeing the beginning of the end,
    And the end of the beginning
    With CFK at the wheel ..gulp!

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If this passes Argentina may be branded a Narco State.
    The worldwide news articles about this are an embarrassment.
    Does she not remember what we did to the leader of Panama?
    desperate and stupid
    desperate and stupid

    May 17th, 2013 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo true

    May 17th, 2013 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    This throws a spanner in the works for all those corrupt CFK cronies who thought that they could launder their illicit gains that easily

    Let´s see in October if the opposition win a majority if they keep their word or if it´s just lip service to win some votes

    My feeling is that the opposition is just as corrupt as the government & not much will change

    Just heard that the dictator Jorge Videla died.... more soul searching for the Rgs & blaming everyone else for their problems!!!

    May 17th, 2013 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    5 manchesterlad (#)
    May 17th, 2013 - 12:57 pm

    Sad to see that you don't see he opposition as a non corrupt alternative to the kirchnerist plague. I really believe that they will keep their collective word on this subject. If they don't we will have reached the true end of the Argentine Republic!!!!!!!

    May 17th, 2013 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    This is classic argie dishonesty made public. Why would argies have secret, hoarded US dollars if they had nothing to fear from their own government? It demonstrates, beyond doubt, that the argie government believes that the argie people are stupid tossers that believe anything the government tells them. And, of course, most of them are stupid tossers. Just look at the wankers that come on here. Unable to accept reason, evidence, logic, they persist with lying, government-inspired propaganda. Let's look at some reality. Argieland actually owes various people and organisations well in excess of US$100 billion. It has STOLEN from virtually every part of the world. And now it tries to deny what it owes. If argieland was even halfway honest and decent, it would admit its debts in full, admit all its past deceits and lies, promise to pay back all that it owes and ask for time. The world isn't totally unreasonable. A 50-year probation period during which ALL argies live at subsistence levels. With an “economy” totally controlled by an IMF/World Bank/UK organisation. Until every peso is paid. In the last few years, attempts should be made to determine the proper level of acceptable compensation. A minimum of 25% seems reasonable. Plus interest. Let's just raise that owed amount to US$150 billion or more. Shouldn't be a problem. Only about a fifth of annual GDP.

    May 17th, 2013 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You telling me that the GDP of Argentina is US$ 750 billion?

    May 17th, 2013 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @3 # YB : Can you imagine the chaos when the State Department gets round to putting a reward on her capture ?
    About 15m Argentines will all be trying to arrest her !

    May 17th, 2013 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @8 That's what wiki says. $746.927 billion. But I know, it is hard to believe.

    May 17th, 2013 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @10 Must be INDEC figures

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “However the AFIP insists that the currency voluntary exteriorization sought by the Argentine government “abides by all international standards on fiscal transparency.””

    Do these twats REALLY believe that people outside of The Dark Country are going to be taken in by this 'statement'?

    Ha, ha, ha, ha.

    May 17th, 2013 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    AFIP what the f**k is that, jobs for the boys springs to mind

    May 17th, 2013 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Gas cuts for BsAs commercial companies due to the low temperatures!

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Rumour has it that KIRCHER is intending to bring her ill gotten gains US$ back to Argentina and wipe off the US$ billions that they owe in defaulted bonds, that would be a first.
    VIVA LA PATRIA she cried, or was it she cried because she brought her money back and it was discovered that it was not her money.

    May 17th, 2013 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • manchesterlad

    Let's see now, we have Moyano the corrupt leader of the teamsters with Narvaez an ex Colombian drug dealer with De la Sota an ex Menemista & corrupt governor of Cordoba

    Then we have Alfonsin who's the son of a has been with Stolbizer, a political lightweight with Perez ex ally of the loca Carrio

    Next we have the famous Carrio who received less than 2% of the vote last time with the ancient Solanas, an idealistic dinosaur and maybe Binner another old fart socialist

    Last but not least we have Macri the son of a mafiosa who can't handle Capital Federal never mind Argentina, Scioli another Menemista with a dubious history and Massa who may actually run for the kirchners

    So now do you understand my pessimism regarding the opposition???

    May 18th, 2013 - 12:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    Yes but some are more corrupt/useless than others. Cant say I trust much British politicians either. But as long as the next president is outward looking theres a hope that things would improve in Argentina.

    May 18th, 2013 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    It's party time for drug barons in argentina!

    May 18th, 2013 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    16 manchesterlad (#)
    May 18th, 2013 - 12:14 am

    Julio Cobos to the rescue!!!!!!

    May 18th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Exhausted model indeed!

    And Argentina's GDP is NOT US$750 billion. Using PPP there are some who claim it is this high but PPP is a mathematical formula based on reported nominal figures, which are totally unbelievable.

    Argentina's GDP is estimated to be ARS2.16 billion. At “official” rates that is US$413 bilions. At the market rate that is about US$240 billion.

    Smaller than Chile.

    But then again, no one knows how big Argentina's GDP is because the figures by the Argentine government are pure BULLSHIT.

    May 19th, 2013 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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