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Macri hopes to strike a political understanding with arch rival Cristina Fernandez

Tuesday, May 7th 2019 - 09:56 UTC
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Argentina's president Mauricio Macri is looking to strike an accord with political rivals, including nemesis Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in a bid to calm volatile markets ahead of presidential elections towards the end of the year. Read full article


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  • Don Alberto

    Macri is a shocking amateur.

    What foreign investors fear most, and what keeps them from investing in Argentina, is the risk of a return of 'la Ogre', Cristina.

    If this 'political understanding' doesn't include her permanent disappearance from the political arena, Macri is committing political suicide.

    May 07th, 2019 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot


    Mauricio Macri, aka gato, does not really have a lot of avenues at this point, and I do agree his move is as clumsy as the gesturing a couple weeks ago about selling a list of products at lower prices.

    It also shows how previous plans to jail Cristina because Macri vowed to appear as “fighting corruption” while eliminating the main rival were not as solid as DA and many others would have liked.

    Too bad, DA, chronic, Zaphod, etc. Your Batman has turned into a sad Joker nobody laughs about.

    May 08th, 2019 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox


    “Too bad, DA, chronic, Zaphod, etc. Your Batman has turned into a sad Joker nobody laughs about.”

    Interesting choice of analogy. Batman is a flawed human who is trying to fight crime as best he can, rather like Macri. Meanwhile, the rogues that Batman is fighting are a collection of duplicitous thieves who will perform any dirty trick they can to get their way. Sounds just like CFK and her cronies!

    I think we have a new name for you: Anarky. :-)

    May 08th, 2019 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot


    ” trying to fight crime as best he can, rather like Macri (and) the rogues are duplicitous thieves...just like CFK and her cronies!

    Zaphod: You are getting behind the times with each passing day. We know the Argentine oligarchs have always hated all things Peronism and have attempted to taint its image with all sort of unproven claims.

    Your hero Mauricio Macri has had four years to show he could govern better than Peronism, perhaps even sending the movement to the history museum.

    Instead, the man has sent his own voters and horrified Kirchnerist dissidents back to the fold, making CFK a viable -- and desirable -- alternative come October.

    Not only that. Affairs such as the CorreoGate that seriously point to the Macri family are waiting in the sidelines to be judged. Macri, who has campaigned on CFK's alleged corruption, will have to respond for many things of their own once his iron fist on judges loses its power.

    I hope you keep making MP postings when that time comes! Will be fun.

    May 10th, 2019 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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