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Cristina Fernandez has lunch with Fidel Castro and blasts banks' “speculative practices”

Tuesday, January 28th 2014 - 04:36 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández used her personal Twitter account to blast figures in the banking and financial industries, which according to the head of state used speculative practices to send Argentina into default in 2001. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Is she preparing the ground-work for a future default or major crash? Getting the excuses lined up and ready to go?
    still denying fiscal responsibility?

    There you are Stevie. That's you biscuit for today. FETCH!!

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 05:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    Why is her daughter with her?

    Is she there on official government business? No. not likely.

    So if she isn't there on official business, is she there on holiday? At government expense?

    Or she there to assist her mother to move in to their new home?

    We shall see...

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    2 Zaphod

    I hope Florpolish likes the new home her mother picked out for her.
    Did she bring much in the way of personal goods?
    Did CFK bring her dog?

    They'll find out before long, that it's a small island, after all.

    Can Florpolish still fly to New York if she wants, as a 'Stateless Person' or 'Citizen of Cuba' ??

    Won't Ecuador take them in???

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The delusions are getting worse.

    Seems the brain transplant didn't take.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    “Cristina Fidel's whilst BA burns”

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    I think someone's preparing a “safe environment” for when hell freezes over.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Where's Fat Max? No pies in Cuba?

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rupertbrooks0


    Did she ask about the 400 journalists, dissidents and human rights activists arrested each month, as reported by Amnesty International? I bet she didn’t.

    Did she ask how Castro managed to remain President for over 40 years without once standing for election? How about asking about the hundreds of political prisoners held in appalling conditions, often for years?

    Did she complain about the total absence of a free press, free and independent trade unions or an independent judiciary?

    Did she complain about the massive and continuous internet censorship?

    Did she complain about the forced labour camps?

    Did she complain about the near universal travel restrictions?

    Did she complain about the repression of any kind of political dissent?

    “Cuba is the only country in the Americas that consistently makes Freedom House’s list of the Worst of the Worst: the World’s Most Repressive Societies for widespread abuses of political rights and civil liberties”.

    No she didn’t. No western leader would dream of being proudly photographed, smiling with Castro.

    These people are both cut from the same cloth. They both believe the stupid teenage slogans they love to shout to their mindless supporters. Neither has a clue how to actually run a Country.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    what was the menu?

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    Please keep her in Cuba and never let her come back.

    But listen: make her live as an average cuban, without her corrupt fortune, no 5-stars hotel, no maids, etc. Just like the average cuban in that fake, delusional “socialist paradise” that every lefty lover thinks that the cuban regime is ...

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Where is yankee? Isn't “clamping” internet purchases “speculative”? Aren't argieland's new rules on foreign exchange and dollar savings “speculative”. In that argieland has no idea what the effects will be.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 lol!

    @7 Does he even have a passport?

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    In Argentina it is common to blame “the other” it is a psychosis, a sickness, a symptom of never maturing and being able to admit failure.

    I think it is one of the main reasons they continue to be doomed to failure.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @9 Julia, it was probably roast Pepe with almagro sauce and a Timmermans salad

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Anyway... what a non story, on to more significant things...

    Pete Seeger has left us at a grand old age. A wonderful poet and musician. I shall never forget sitting a few feet from him, Ewan MacColl and Peggy at Farnborough Folk Club in the 60's. I never saw Pete as a protest singer, his songs were gentler than that pointing out the absurdities of life in those times and the futility of war. We were all glad we weren't involved in Vietnam but later BLiar tragically involved us in the Middle East. Perhaps if he had listened to Pete it never would have happened.

    RIP Pete, you did your bit and more.

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Some of the funniest, wittiest and cutting comments I have seen for a while. All on one thread. Obviously the “Crass-tina & The Fidler” combo inspires!
    Although special metion must go to
    @3 'Florpolish' lol!
    @5 superb, (says it all!), do tell me it's your own...
    @8 Very well put, cutting through the bullshit as always. Nice one!
    @9 This is either totally facile, or quite possibly the most droll comment ever in response to @8 (i.e. Crass-tina's focus on the 'issues' and Florpolish's 'celeb' freeloading lifestyle)
    @13 Good point also, applies across the board. Inflation up? Peso down? must be those bloody Brits...

    Thanks guys! :-)

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    Funny how she blames banks when during her government banks made a fortune financing people during her first term. There's even a K banker!

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    her hair looks beautiful is difficult to believe she is 60 yrs.old, she is a beauty!

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    18 Ron 57

    Hi “Sussie”

    “Sussie” is an old Troll

    Sussie Rant

    @19 sussie/Sybil/susanna brown/guzz

    “Cristina looks like me after a day of work. As a working woman I understand her. I am a strong Argentinean woman and not matter what you say I will be here for 4 more years.
    Those people who copy me...///... you can’t copy me, I am Susana Brown.
    I do live in US. I came here to escape from my town in Patagonia. I grew up there but when was I very just being sexually active girl I was looked after by a Peruvian worker. He used to pick me up on way back from school. I didn’t like him first but then I like to call him papi. When I got pregnated for the first time by him my baby looked like a Peruvian. My parents sent me to USA. Here I have to work real hard turning lots of tricks, lots of man...sometimes 15 a day. But im proud, im gonna get back to Patagonia and buy some land better than the falklands.

    I miss my Peruvian papi, he liked my rossy arse. He used to screw my arse all day
    Bang, bang, bang, pppuuurrrrrrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!
    But now my arse get screwed all day by many men and some don’t pay just
    Bang, bang, bang, pppuuurrrrfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff!
    Drip, drip, my poor rossy arse.”

    I thought you claimed that one of your personalities did not write this, but it has appeared under your “sussieUS” identity on at least, two threads now!

    You seem very proud of your activities. :-D

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    @19 troy yankeewannabe
    is that your only defense against this male?

    Jan 28th, 2014 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    Oh dear sussies back get your arse street side honey and let grown ups slag rgenweener off

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    and now the thread takes a nose-dive into the muck...
    No wonder all the intelligent posters have gone to other threads,
    I think I'll join them

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    18. Pretty sure that is not her hair, well I guess she bought it so its her's just not in the way you mean.

    22. That is ron and Stevie's intent, drive the conversation off the rails and hope that nobody is talking about how awful the Arg state has become.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Troy ...notice how suzzie refers to herslef in the 3rd person and as “male” lol.

    suzzie is Argentina's secret troll........their stealth suicide bomber that never dies......only blows itself up.

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    I'm not really sure what “Sussie” wants.
    He puts so little effort into his posts, has no arguments, just drop an “F-bomb” or “Arse-bomb” on each thread.

    I really do think he is having psychotic episodes from sniffing glue, and wants attention.

    Could he be Axel's “Mr. Hyde” personality??

    Jan 29th, 2014 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Defintely someone that is “out there”. Notice the strange rants and out of the blue insults from these one time posters since the return?

    There was one that was something like:

    USA and UK are arses.

    Like really I It's not even a meaningful

    Jan 30th, 2014 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ” Christina, I knew an Argy once,,,,,,, his name was Che Guevara,,,,, he did not last long...*dribbles*

    Jan 30th, 2014 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Rome burns and Nero fiddles......But then again......she really is an acting President now.

    Jan 30th, 2014 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

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    Jan 30th, 2014 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    ron like “sussie” is getting many, many comments removed. Such intelligent posts!!

    Rome burns, Nero fiddles and ron/sussie diddles.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

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    Jan 31st, 2014 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    By the photo at the top of this forum, looks like CFK managed to throw in a little sex while in Cuba...Fidel is pulling her towards himself, C is wrapping her thighs around “El Comandante's” waist, and he is shouting “give it to me baby !!!”

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It appears the expression on Fidel's face is...“Yes I took my viagra” Thank God to capitalism.

    I wonder if that expression stayed on his face longer than 4 hours?

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    What a great meeting this would have been and what a great picture - the world's most beautiful leader learning from perhaps the greatest of the modern era =)

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    34 BK
    ” what a great picture - the world's most beautiful leader learning from perhaps the greatest of the modern era =)“

    Sure, BK - she's getting his 'input' alright?

    CFK ”Happy now, Fidel? Can I stay at your place for awhile?(simper)“
    FC ”Get offa me, you old cow!!”

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Cristina Fernandez has lunch with Fidel Castro and blasts banks' “speculative practices”....speculative practises ?? Should I “speculate” on what they might be “practicing” ??

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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