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Cristina Fernandez to address the UN General Assembly on Wednesday

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 04:44 UTC
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The struggle with the hedge funds (vulture funds) is expected to concentrate the presidential speech The struggle with the hedge funds (vulture funds) is expected to concentrate the presidential speech

Following her meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez arrived in New York, where she is expected to deliver a speech at the UN’s 69th General Assembly on Wednesday.

Argentina’s dispute against its holdout creditors is expected to be a core aspect of the president’s UN presentation.

On Saturday after meeting with the Pope, the Argentine leader spoke about the creation of a legal framework to treat sovereign debt restructuring approved by the UN two weeks ago, and stated that the overwhelming majority achieved in that vote “revealed a will in the necessity to regulate” the activities of hedge funds.

Cristina Fernandez agenda for the week includes meetings with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, business tycoon George Soros, owner of 3.5% of YPF’s shares and a solid government ally in the hedge funds dispute, and representatives of the International Union Confederation and American Workers Union.

After her speech at the UN, she is to attend a special session of the UN Security Council headed by US president Barack Obama. The president will be returning to Argentina on Thursday.


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  • gordo1

    I wonder if her script is already written or whether she is spending her time in Saks Fifth Avenue?

    We await agog for her performance!

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 05:38 am 0
  • Lord Ton

    Would that be the same speech as last year?

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 06:58 am 0
  • Self-Determination

    What now is she complaining top gear and co have refused to pay the customary bribe to work in Argentina this christmas. I'm sure she will have a lot more to complain about after clarkson has arrived.

    Sep 22nd, 2014 - 09:52 am 0
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