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Singer recruits former Secretary of State Albright for its dispute with Argentina

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 06:42 UTC
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Billionaire Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation has picked up some major political muscle to press his case in the long-running debt battle with Argentina, reports the New York Post. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    She really is heavy ammunition!

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Stunning move by Singer.

    This woman knows everybody of influence in America and most of the world; contrast that with the 'scweeming' harpy TMBOA who doesn't know what time of day it is.

    Oh, this has moved everything to a new level.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    This woman would eat Christina for breakfast!

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Nobody notices that Kicillof, Singer, Timerman, Fernandez, Kirchner, and now Abright are all the same wouldn't know it because they paid off Francis for their theatre. He criticizes them but is there waving the incense for rituals. Wine wine about gaza, ignoring what's being done to Argentina thanks to religious extremism. The left has convinced the world that we are all equal despite thousands of years of differences.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Shit and I thought I was pissed!!!!

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The woman that sat face to face with Saddam Hussein and managed to convince him the Americans would do nothing if he invaded Kuwait while actually saying the opposite.

    Make of that what you will.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Albright and Gutierrez are weak sisters. Strictly window dressing. If anything this shows a little frustration/weakness on the part of Singer.

    HEY PAUL: It's rotting roadkill! Everyone is either crazy or going there.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    A few comments,
    I personally do not like the politics of the woman, but she's a brilliant choice due to her connections. Her firm opens doors and gets the attention of even the White House. (Especially a Democratic one)
    She's ethnically Jewish, but raised as a Christian. This is not a part of some Zionist conspiracy, but I'd certainly not want to misjudge their influence either.
    Finally, it was the woman ambassador to Iraq who spoke as you mention to Hussein, NOT the Secretary of State.
    To borrow what has been said a about Putin and Obama: Singer is playing chess with Cristina, while she's trying to play checkers...

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    April Glaspie, not Madeleine Albright, she did as asked and warned Saddam off in diplomatic language. Unfortunately the misogynist Saddam didn't take a woman seriously and didn't understand diplomatic language, he totally misread what the American and World reaction would be.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hernán

    that fear gives this woman, please help or Argentina will disappear, please help!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    # Justin
    Thank you as I couldn't remember her name. She should have been assigned to Belize or Ghana, not Iraq.
    #10 Hernán
    You won't disappear, but you will suffer an economic setback for perhaps a decade. You have my sympathies.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    I've asked around and not ONE person could answer who she is.

    So for all her “world influence” (what has she ever done?), she seems not to have much if any of it in Argentina. And sadly that is what counts here, not what she did elsewhere.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    12. Nobody in Mendoza knows who she is?
    She must not have any influence at all!!


    Mendoza, backward city in a forgotten province of a 3rd world country.

    Toby, How much is a Big Mac? OR did they fire you?

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll


    Well my retarded fool, the whole point of this women is to have influence in ARGENTINA right? So if she ain't have it in the 4th largest city, that's not a good omen.

    So yes, she has no influence at all for her supposed task, since she could have massive global influence but that's of little to no consequence here.

    Mendoza is neither backwards nor forgotten. But heck if it makes you feel better, live in your bubble of lies.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I've been there and nobody would ever call Mendoza cosmopolitan.

    You don't think its backward because you've never been anywhere else.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    I don't think its backwards solely on the fact that YOU say it is.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You can take my word for it or ask anyone who'e ever been anywhere else.
    They'll tell you the same thing.

    BTW How much is a Big Mac?

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll


    You are one of the top most lying individuals on this forum. Nothing you say is actually even 10% accurate. Forget Mendoza, look at your statement in the other thread about Montevideo having more financial clout than Buenos Aires.

    I'm sure you want me to take your word on that too.

    You are really not only a moron but also delusional.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    New York, July 31, 2012 -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Baa3 from Ba1 the government of Uruguay local- and foreign-currency bond ratings. The outlook remains positive.

    Argentina (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings) CCC+ SD CCC-

    What were you saying my little half wit?

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    I get the impression that even La Paz has more financial clout than Buenos Aires...

    Although I would hesitate to describe Mendoza as cosmopolitan, the people are not backwards least many of them.

    The former Secretaries, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton all are well know with anyone of education and do have tremendous clout.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I am curious, TTT, who did you ask? Politicians in Mendoza? Businessmen? Intellectuals? Students of politics and international studies?

    Given how inward looking the average Argentine appears to be, it is not a surprise if your parents don't know who the former Secretary of State of the United States is. But I am surprised you don't know, TTT, given your particular interest in the USA.

    The point is, anyone who matters in Buenos Aires DOES know who she is and her influence in D.C. is considerable. I could tell you about meeting her once but it will send you into orbit.:)

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll


    And you are as trustworthy a source as yankeeboy. You people are not objective observers on Argentina. Sorry, you can't have it both ways.

    Who is talking about COSMOPOLITAN??? That's a word our house retard Yankeeboy freely interpolated when it had never been used in this discussion, because he can't argue and he must move the goalposts to win the argument. The discussion was “is Mendoza backwards” (as in dirt poor, anti-gays, with no immigrant groups, uber-religious, no night life, no shopping, no theaters, no parks, etc). That's backwards.

    Sort of like Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, and many US cities that don't even have a freaking reliable bus system, no nightlife, dead downtowns, and massive crime and urban decay

    Of those people I only know Clinton and Kissinger. WHat you fail to understand is that influence in the rest of the world does not mean influence in Argentina. None of them have any, and if the intention is to change the mindset of Argentina, then their involvement helps you how?

    None of those people have any ability to convince anyone in government in Argentina, nor have anything they can offer to change anyone's minds.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Mendoza is pretty but backward. There's nobody that's been there and seen other cities would say any differently.

    BTW St Louis is gorgeous, google “Portland Westmoreland St Louis” and look at one of the many amazing neighborhoods in the city. You don't have anything like that in your country. That's for sure.
    BTW you can go knock on any of those front doors and the owners will talk with you.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    St Louis is a horrible place. That's why no foreigners ever go there.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 10:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    All major USA cities have their nice areas and their not so nice areas.
    Mendoza is not a beautiful place, but there are areas that are nice and the food typically is good to excellent. As a boy, I've visited the city on an infrequent basis. In the 70's the stores there had far superior merchandise than Santiago. We'd go there during the Allende UP years to buy what was nearly impossible to obtain. I actually liked the Ford Falcons and hoped our family would have one...some day.
    I have never derided Mendoza on this forum and never will.

    Anyway, Singer is a fox and Cristina is a zorra....

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 10:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    St Louis Tourism was U$4.8 Billion last year about the same as your whole country.

    Its safer, cleaner than anything you'll ever find in Argentina.

    25. I said mendoza was pretty but nobody could call it cosmopolitan. Nobody. I was there quite a while looking at buying a winery. I know the city. I could never live there.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    Well at least I mention a city. Now that I think of it, Chichureo and Yankeeboy are so ashamed of the dumps they call home they have never mentioned where they live.

    Says it all without saying anything at all.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    BTW how much is a Bic Mac? Has it broken $100 yet?

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    You live in a dump, you have been discovered.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Nope, I have 1 more room to do and then it will be published in some design magazines.

    I also live in what is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    The dump I'm inhabiting at the moment in in the California costal range has has a tiny faint view of the Pacific. My permanent residence is actually in Chicureo. A small residential area north of Santiago in the municipality of Colina.

    Aug 27th, 2014 - 11:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Now that's a new online pipe-dream of a failed bum I hadn't heard before !

    I'll give you originality points! I always here the usual “I earn one million a year”, “I travel all over the world”, “I meet presidents and foreign ministers”, “I have luncheons with polo players”, “I am a brain-surgeon and minor in statistical engineering”, etc... but “my house is to appear in SOME design magazines”?? That's fresh!4

    “I also live in what is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA”

    And you think that's a complement. How cute.


    California is a dump, except for a few small locations. I was shocked when I saw the reality of what 90% of Los Angeles is, or the dumps outside San Fransico, people living in huts. ANd another city called Aokland... wow!! Looked like Damascus post-civil war!

    Santiago... so proper yet so f---- boring.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 01:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Ah con troll, your percepptions

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 02:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    Yeah, my perceptions that the USA is a dump:

    Just my perceptions. THAT POOR MAN IS DEAD!! He was holding a toy!!!

    Or how about this? For not wearing a car safety belt:

    What kind of a f---ing society is that? A sick, twisted one, that's what.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 03:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    30 yankeeboy
    “I also live in what is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA”

    “For everyone else, Washington, DC, is a hellishly humid pit of despair with unbearable traffic. The city is swarming with 30-year-olds still trying to show off their entry-level position by handing out business cards for a congressional office or obscure think tank—a job that barely pays the rent. The District has been struggling with rampant poverty and crime for decades now, and due to an ossified local government, that's not changing any time soon”

    Go eat your dollar Big Mac..

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    That's where he lives?

    I always hear stories about how if you only walk 5 blocks from the White House you are literally in Somalia, people starving, and that you likely won't get out alive. The murder rate is 22!! And people pretend to be appalled about Argentina's 5.1. That sounds like paradise compared to that!

    But maybe that's better than having to live with the dog-sized rats that have overrun New York and want to eat you alive

    Wow. What a scary scary dirty place NorthAmoland.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 04:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Ahem, I'm Chilean, not American and yes we have in Chile poverty as well as misery. We have almost the same social problems as you in Argentina, except many staples such as meat are more expensive, energy cost are considerably higher, workers have less power and taxes are extremely difficult to evade. Chilean women are just as bossy, but quieter when they yell at you and tend not to try and stab you with a kitchen knife when you return home late.
    Argentinians have free university education. Chileans (although promised by Bachelet for it to be free in the future) currently have to pay for it.
    Our country has less natural wealth. Your country has immense potential of many things. Our agricultural production is modest, you have the ability to feed the world.

    So why are you bitching and complaining and blaming the fact that your country is bankrupt with zero international respect?

    Yes, yes, Chile and the USA have immense problems, but why are you pointing the finger at them, instead of looking into a mirror.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 04:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @36 You need a new source for the stories you hear. I rather think someone is feeding you what you want to hear rather than the truth. You should go and get some life experience and you would not feel quite so bitter about the world.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    35. Marcos/Think/Voice since you claim to know who I am and where I live how come you don't call or email me? I've been waiting for days, weeks, months and years but nary a call or email. Not even a little text.
    Silly loser.
    Toby, Come to the USA, like your Rg brethren you'll end up trying to sell your body to stay here. You'll never understand until you see how amazing this country is, why do you think people are literally dying to try to come here?

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • british bomber

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    Hiring Albright may work in America where judges are corrupt and can be lobbied. But no effect on English judges. Dumb yank Wall St robber baron singer. Shows how weak and desperate he is.
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    Aug 28th, 2014 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Funnily enough Fred Bates the Estate agent moved from St Louis to Washington DC...
    ...what a coincidence that YB is familiar with both...;-))
    I think Toby was suckering YB into revealing his knowledge of St Louis...and the fool fell for it....what a plonker...;-))

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh sweetie, you can try and try but I've been all over the USA many times. I used to work for a large company that sent me everywhere. It was fun until it wasn't then i quit.

    If you are so sure give the number you think is mine a call or email.
    You're getting more boring than usual.

    BTW what makes you think I am male?

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Doh!!....ermmm...was it the boy bit on the end of Yankee...
    So you've been a truck driver too....

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Nope, sorry I don't like to drive.
    Although I have a car for weekends I use Uber most of the time.

    Aug 28th, 2014 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll


    Sure people are willing to die to get there. That has nothing to do with anything. Yeah, you can make “money” in the USA compared to what many make in their home countries, I'll give you that. But then the question begs with all the GDP and per capita why are there giant rats in the subway of your flagship city?

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 03:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    42 yankeeboy
    “ I used to work for a large company that sent me everywhere”

    Let me guess...Casa Lopez :-))))

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 03:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 4n conTroll

    Why is everyone you meet online always rich, a brain-surgeon, world travelers, or beautiful as a model? Never poor, not travelled, school dropout, or ugly?

    Just curious.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Who said they were a brain surgeon?

    Just because you have such narrow aspirations Nostrils, doesn't mean the world shares them.

    Travelling around the world really isn't that big a deal.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 05:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @47 “Never poor, not travelled, school dropout, or ugly?” You fit most of the description and you post here. I don't know what you look like but it would explain your social isolation and 'hatred' of women.

    As @48 said, travel is not such a big deal. Even with your very limited funds you could venture beyond the very limited world you inhabit. It would be a great education for you and you may not be quite so bitter and angry.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Traveling for work, 4/7 days is not glamorous or fun after awhile. Most people that I knew doing the same thing could only do it for 2-3 years before they had to move onto something else. Which I did.
    What you probably don't understand each of our larger states is as big as a country in Europe, most likely richer, each of our big cities does more business than any country except Brazil in South America.
    As a large company you have to go and demonstrate your products there to develop a client base before you can service them. You also have to do trade shows.
    Believe me its fun in your 20s for a few years then it gets really old really fast. It is not glamorous like you're thinking.
    I did have fun exploring new cities since Architecture is a hobby of mine. I love 1880-1940 residential and commercial buildings. Someday you should get to Chicago and Detroit and see the Art Deco buildings they are simply amazing! Or some of the amazing houses that are all over the USA. It is one of the main reasons I travel now.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @50 Yeah, I can see how it would get tiresome after a while. I still love my work and the travel that goes with it - I am fortunate that I can control how much time I spend away from home - but I still get a little jaded living out of a suitcase towards the end of each trip. I have to bite my tongue when people assume I am on some long holiday but, to be fair, I do get to enjoy fun times.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    50 yankeeboy
    “Someday you should get to Chicago and Detroit”

    By all means, just make sure to wear a bullet proof vest in Chicago and to do the ruins tour of abandoned buildings in bankrupt Detroit.

    Aug 29th, 2014 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hernán

    Albright, Clinton, Bush, Cheney are highly known for the Argentines who live the decade of the 90, they coming from the United States and proposed to argentina that if we were doing the changes they wanted, we would enter to the first world and we would be Argentina NATO allies and that I few more false promises.
    All in Argentina (included me) believed in follow their recommendations,
    the resul : it was very bad as a country, all led to the 2001 crisis and current debt problem with the vulture funds.
    Where are they now: resting on their lavish mansions
    Where we are (Argentina) now: struggling for not disappear from the world, because of people like albright, bush, etc.

    Aug 30th, 2014 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well, I have been to Chicago and Detroit.

    I was in Windsor Canada in the 80's, and I had to get a special diplomatic temporary 48 hour visa to cross the bridge to attend a conference in Detroit. (It's strange, but Windsor is actually south of Detroit)
    The conference venue was 5 stars and the restaurants were first class. Later we were given a tour of the decaying and abandoned city. It was terrible and depressing. The outlying communities were beautiful, clean and impressive.

    Chicago was for private business about 6 years ago. The south side has the beginnings of what the worst of Detroit looked like in the 80's, but the million dollar mile by the lake is world impressive. With all the problems in the USA, it's still an amazing country. Currently here in California, I'm just amazed of the wealth. The Mexican illegal immigrant gardener who has 5 customers in my niece's neighborhood told me in his heavily accented Chiapas dialect that he netted nearly US$44k this last year and thinks he'll do even better for 2014.

    Argentina WAS on the fast track to be a part of the G-20. Their failure to being considered a part of the first world was because of their own doing. Basically they maxed out their American Express Platinum Credit card and are now crying because they can't repay the debt...

    Aug 30th, 2014 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hernán

    Chicureo , no estamos llorando como usted dice, todo lo contrario, la verdad es que la mayoria de los argentinos nos sentimos orgullosos de la forma en que el gobierno esta manejando el caso, sabemos de las consecuencias pero tal vez usted no sepa que si argentina le paga a los buitres automaticamente nos iniciaran juicios por la clausula RUFO por 500000 millones de dolares lo cual ata de pies y manos a las generaciones futuras de argentinos.
    En cuanto a las cosecuencias ¿cuales podrian ser? ¿entrar en dafault? hace ya 10 años que estamos en default y la verdad es que todavia estamos vivos
    Ah, me olvidaba suerte con la reforma educativa en chile.
    Es tiempo que chile se torne un pais mas igualitario y deje de estar bajo la sombra de pinochet.

    Aug 30th, 2014 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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