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“Applause for Argentines who invested in US real estate, I prefer a house in Paris”

Wednesday, July 17th 2013 - 07:37 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez kept her tongue firmly in cheek as she referred to the record number of property acquisitions by Argentines in the United States, especially in the Miami area. Read full article


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  • toxictaxitrader2

    I have a house in Paris,swop my property portfolio for hers anyday!

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Cue Lanata exposing that CFK already has 4 properties in Paris and Zurich .

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 08:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Of course unlike the taxpayers who she has robbed blind, Cristina can afford a house in Paris.

    Few heads of state are as dumb as this woman.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “I personally would prefer a house in Paris”.

    Is that for now or when you lose power and want a bolthole?
    PS: Please don't leave office, you're the worst advert for Argentina ever.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Didn't Toby say last week there weren't any more Rgs left in Miami?
    He certainly needs to get out of the Mendoza slum and see the world in person.
    I've been away for a few days, how's the Cedin goin? Have they sold over U$5MM yet? Doubt it.
    I see the BA real estate market is lowering prices, not quite desperate yet but maybe next year after the devaluation.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    looks like Paris will be where the embezzled millions will be spent then

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    ... and all bought with pesos before CFK stopped the movement of money out of Argentina ;-)
    Friends of the government seem to have been preparing for a fast getaway for some time.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    “What color is your parachute?” That god-awful miami color palate. Brrr...

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I think I would prefer her to have a house in Paris too (permenantly)
    Perhaps she could take Bob The Butler Timmerman with her!

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll


    It is so pitiful to pretend to be a moron, have some shame.

    You are the one who kept howling that all the argies in Miami live pathetic lives under the radar “for Americans”, as your “maids”, but better than Argentina. I only stated you are lying as usual.

    And this article does not make your point, it makes mine. You can't buy property in the US without proper papers. You can't buy without proof of a good job or income.

    So this article shows what I have been saying all along, Argentines in the USA make more money than the average American himself. I said this a while ago and it was not my info, it was the US census bureau itself.

    So more respect to the people that give your countrymen jobs in construction, security, and decorations, yankeeboy.

    I am not surprised so many people around the world are buying American property. The USA is dirt cheap because their currency is becoming slowly worthless, THAT IS WHY the stock markets are soaring, gold is soaring, oil is high, commodities strong, and real estate making a comeback. It is actually not those things rising because of a strong economy in the world... all those things are rising because the dollar is sinking.

    Yankeeboy is just a fool's patriot so he can't see it.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You really should travel before you make stupid statement. That is almost as stupid as trade deficits create debt.......LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    The RG's buying property in Miami are the one's about to flee from prosecution, so yes they are more money than the average American, most of kirchner's thieving croonies do.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    If their currency is becoming so worthless, answer me this.

    Why the hell is she moving heaven and earth to get her hands on more of it?

    You have an answer for that one do you?

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Also tobi tittie twat.....did you read the actual real estate report, I doubt it? Foreign RE purchases are down 17%, so I would not exactly call that the “world” flocking to buy US real estate.
    Sometimes it is difficult to remember that you are an untravel tween.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    I posed the question first reality, why are both stock market, commodities, gold, and real estate rising, at the same time? If you know anything about financial history, you know usually those things NEVER move in tandem, some go up, some go down... WHEN the currency they are valued in remains stable and strong.

    When ALL of them are rising, that is a major alarm bell the currency they are valued in is NOT sound.

    In Argentina gold, stocks, real estate, and commodities, even cars, are rising in value, when measured in PESOS. What does that tell you, that the economy is strong or that there might be an issue with the currency?

    You are just not intelligent enough apparently to see the dollar is in the same situation, the only reason you can't so clearly see it is because no one compares the dollar to anything else, but look at how bad Europe is, look at Japan's economy stuck for 20 years, yet their currencies are going UP against the dollar. Look at the canadian, australian dollar, they used to be 2 to 1 now they are PAR with the dollar. Even many Latin American currencies have gained against the dollar.


    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    I am intelligent enough to know a question when I read it.

    Where was yours. You gave an opinion that property was cheap in the US because of the low rate of exchange of the dollar, that is not a question. That's a statement.

    Now answer mine, if the currency is steadily getting worse, why are your government desperately trying everything they can to get more of it!

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    WTF! where is a question? (FYI That is a question) You made a speech.

    FYI (again) when cars.....a depreciable asset rises in's called

    Now answer my question.....Did you read the actual real estate report?

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    I will respond later. I have business to attend to.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Ahhhhhhh I can send you the link it will be quicker then you searching for it.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Where do you get your information?
    You are about a year out of date.

    This year (2013) gold, copper, oil and commodity currencies generally are all down. The USD is UP 10% vs the Yen and it is UP against major crosses and commodities.

    With the Fed talking about winding in the easing, this year's trend will only continue.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Foreigners are buying in cash not getting mortgages unless they have permanent residency.
    This U$ is part of the U$ that CFK is so desperate to get her grubby mits on.
    Kinda hard to get a house in Miami tho

    So no this doesn't reflect well on your beliefs at all. It is a sign of utter desperation for Rgs to get their money into anything as long as it doesn't lose much value.

    Go to Miami, DC, NYC and you'll see plenty of Rg bartenders, waiters and hookers. Too many for me.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mastershake

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Florida........ Chav heaven. Miami... what a dump. Prime destination for RGs, that figures. Let's hope KFC doesn't drag Paris down even lower. The trolley dolly has the best spot. Gollom comes shopping at Horrids, not a clue about diplomacy, but knows the best shopping spots.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dany Berger

    Really now......I can hardly think of a better place to put all the money that they stole from those idiots in Argentina that the USA. I mean really, things are changing for the Kirchner's and they need to start planning their escape. They might get prosecuted........for all that they stole from the people of Argentina, not to mention how stupid their economic ideas are and they way they brought total destruction to their country. Where else would they go...Ecuador....Bolivia...Venezuela? Come on.....really....those primitive backward countries.....

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    US $$$ is making gains - auto sales are booming, Real Estate is making a solid recovery

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    That's all true Troy. The slowest to turn is the job sector. The corp world is not giving up the cash for jobs. I am not in line to give them advanced tax cuts, but I do think something in terms a some type of job related credits about some pre-determined baseline. I do think capitalism is the preferable economic model, but I also have little trust in corporations to do what's good in the macro world without oversight.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Capt. Poppy

    I agree. There has to be a more direct relationship between healthy corporations and the population's welfare ( NOT “Welfare”, Dany).

    As long as consumer credit has not been loosened a great deal, this upswing in consumer spending should be an indication of growing employment and job stability.

    I have seen things improve for my wife's relatives in the US, recently.

    Jul 17th, 2013 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mastershake

    lol, the Argentine peso is collapsing against the dollar on the blue market again, it has plummeted in just a week

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @24 Danny Berger

    ...or perhaps Columbia. I'm sure CFK could find an honoured place amongst the FARC hierarchy. And she'd get to wear to wear a cute little beret...

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 07:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    @24 Dany Berger Fake

    Hey mate at least if you are trying to impersonate me try to use paragraph next time.

    I guess you are from inside MPress who is stealing passwords so easy.
    Or may be you are so smart and got access to Mpress database.
    ha ha

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    30 DanyBerger
    Well to be smart is something you could never claim.

    Any other conspiracy theories, may be his real name is Snowden

    Jul 18th, 2013 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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