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An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC
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By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region Read full article

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  • Skip

    “The current economic problems are basically short-term in nature...”

    Seriously?

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tHroUGH_THE_lOOKING_GlASS

    Compared to the problems Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia are facing right now (and by extension United States and Australia), due to the current geopolitical developments, yes, the problems are quite mild.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I see TTT has given up his disguise.

    The article highlights just what a disaster CFK has been for Argentina. As I have said so many times, she is incompetent and not at all able to run a country. Nestor had a plan that worked in the short-term given the circumstances he had to deal with. CFK managed OK with her husband telling her what to do. The problem started when Nestor died and her ego was unleashed. She has not a clue because she is a life-long activist. She sacked anyone with any qualifications - because of her paranoia - and replaced them with an army of flatterers.

    Even now she is behaving like a prima donna over the hand-over rather than ensuring a smooth transition for the good of the country. It really is, and always has been, all about her.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    CFK was a disaster. But 70+ years of decline and mismanagement isn't short-term.

    Look at what countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Israel etc etc have accomplished in the past 70 years..... none of those advances are seen as short-term.

    I know what my country has accomplished in that time isn't short-term, definitely isn't temporary and is in no way mild.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    About every 30 years or so Liberals take power and drag the people and the economies down with taxes, crazy rules and regualations and try to warp people's minds with nonsense like PC and Microagressions, they had similar caziness in the 70s.
    Most people are right of center, they're the hardworking backbone of any country but at some point the crazy liberals take it too far and they feel the backlash.
    Its happening now all over the world
    Wait to see what happens in the EU.
    Theyr'e in for abrupt changes like we've not seen since the 30s.

    This is about to get really interesting.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Never underestimate the capacity for peronists to undermine effective governance. The stinking dog that is peronism defeated at the polls is not unlike a household pet that has been chastised - and then goes around pissing on the furniture and clawing open the sofa cushions. It won't be long before we see the peronists organising mass strikes and attempting to bring the new government to its knees when the descerebrados think they are not getting enough free choripanes. In Macri there is unjustifiable optimism. He does not yet have the power or machinery to successfully confront and overcome the well-entrenched Beast. Kirchnerism still controls the legislature. And the gutters.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6. Water cannons and rubber bullets to start...

    He needs to be very very very tough at the first outbreak of violence.

    Isn't it about time for the annual Christmas lootings?

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @6 Aníbal Fernández has already said as much. Though, he is going to wait until after Christmas before he starts attacking the new government. Cute.

    Meantime CFK is rushing through a load of contracts and appointments before the 10th December, just in case there were one or two pesos left in the coffers.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    8. I think her goal is to reward as many people as she can with $ and stuff from the gov't to build up good will for she needs it.

    Every new hire, new ministry, etc etc etc can be nullified after Macri gets in office.
    La Campora is shredding and stealing everything they can right now
    Don't be surprised if there's a fire or two in some document storage facilites before Dec. 10th.

    She's an evil witch.
    I hope she rots in jail

    BTW notice her pic with Macri w/o her wig/extension.
    I knew she was bald(ing)

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Author waivers between delusion and revisionism.

    The corruption of latam in the digital age is a tough one to swallow.

    Nestor solved nothing.

    He only permanently stripped out another layer of equity from rotting roadkill.

    Nothing could save the rotting roadkillians except an immediate commodity boom.

    rotting produces nothing to which it adds value.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @9 As I posted before, Macri has not hesitated in firing Noquis before and I doubt he will have any problem doing so again.

    Reading an article over at Bubblear.com it appears the lawsuits are at the ready for CFK. She is dishing out government contracts to her buddies before the 10th December but she needs to be careful she doesn't add to the criminal charges.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    And not to be outdone the head of BCRA ( who looks like he missing a chromosome or three) just had a $1,000,000 holiday party.
    Since he did such a bang-up job.

    Filthy crooks the lot of them

    And they wonder why nobody takes them seriously

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    @9 “Don't be surprised if there's a fire or two in some document storage facilites before Dec. 10th.”

    Already happened. :-(

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @13 - that is right.

    “Incendio sospechoso quema documentos en oficina cercana al procesado titular del BCRA”

    http://www.novargentina.com/nota.asp?n=2015_11_21&id=43503&id_tiponota=4

    And another one:

    “Extraño incendio en la sede de la Cámara Oral de Río Gallegos”

    http://www.novargentina.com/nota.asp?n=2015_11_21&id=43503&id_tiponota=4

    There is a lot of incriminating evidence to destroy between now and 10 December.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The nice thing about Argentina is that there's always people that make copies to either blackmail or keep themselves safe.
    There's plenty of evidence to go around
    Don't worry.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Under Macri, Argentina will get closer to the U.S. as it did under President Menem, the author assures us.
    He is right.
    A bad omen indeed.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Prat! Better than being close to evil anti democrats Castro and Maduro. Get back to your own country. Leech, you live in a democracy whilst backing evil corrupt dictatorships. You are a prize hypocrite!

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @16 Well, if you'd prefer, perhaps Argentina can just acknowledge its debts and mail the checks to those who are owed, and not get any closer to the US.

    Didn't Néstor go to the US to restructure the debt on the largest then-to-date default in world history, largely brought about by someone who Néstor publicly pronounced to be the best president since Perón?

    So why not go to Venezuela to sell your debt? Argentina did so well by being so close to Venezuela, where after all CFK was getting loans for somewhere around three times the interest rate that Chile and Ecuador were paying for similar loans.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Quique.......closer to Venezuela is better than closer to USA as Cunt lips kirchner was moving? But not as close as you in Canada....right? Because.....you have the pulse of the people.

    Nov 25th, 2015 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    18 Marti

    Wasn't Venzla charging Arg 15% on their loans or forwarded oil commodities??

    CFK et al, imposed an outrageous 70% write down ( “Argentine Haircut”) on their bond debt to 93% of their small time creditors, and has been trying to stiff the remaining bond holders.

    It sounds like Macri will negotiate a compromise and move forward, just as CFK could have done, and avoided a default, loss of investment $$, and all sorts of needless drama.
    She took kickbacks from the Chinese and approved userous loans, and gave away Arg commodities.

    Unlike CFK, Macri does not have to save face for the previous administration's childishness.

    Nov 26th, 2015 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Reeeeeeek, Reeeeeeeek. Save me from the successful capitalist pigs! They want to bring prosperity to rottingroadkill!

    Nov 26th, 2015 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    “Some Western commentators have hastened to declare that Macri’s victory marks the end of the Left in the region. ”...could be the end of the right in Venezuela...they murdered an opposition leader yesterday.

    Nov 26th, 2015 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    @22
    Venezuela dictatorship has to end. Chavismo is a menace to the rest of Latam.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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