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Alberto Fernandez pledges to honor debts as long as it doesn't harm Argentines

Friday, September 6th 2019 - 09:58 UTC
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Argentina's likely next president, opposition front-runner Alberto Fernandez, laid out his populist credentials during a visit to Madrid on Thursday, saying local Argentine interests would trump those of creditors and energy investors. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    What a difference with the collection of cliches and platitudes with which the current president has abused the citizens for the last four years. Alberto Fernandez has a combination of in-depth education, legal formation, and a vision for the future.

    Pretty soon, Macri will be but a dark stain in Argentine history.

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • imoyaro

    In other words, he's just a chantapufi like the murderous La Asesina. Or like you and Gauchito Drink, for that matter. Looking forward to the default, as it will make it impossible for the Fascist Peronists to menace any of their neighbors. :)

    https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/paraguay/overview

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 06:38 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Just like Peron, Nestor and Cristina I suppose, leopards like you ( communists ) do not change their spots.Face it if Fernandez comes to power, no one will invest in Argentina, only Russia and China, interesting bedfellows

    Sep 07th, 2019 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Enrique Massot

    The discharge of bile continues:

    “Looking forward to the default, as it will make it impossible for the Fascist Peronists to menace any of their neighbors.” (imoyaro)

    Well: you, as well as your fellow golfcronie, have once again demonstrated your crass ignorance about Argentina.

    Peronist governments never threatened any Latin American brother countries.

    In 1954, Juan Perón returned to Paraguay war trophies conquered during the shameful war that Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay waged against Paraguay between 1864 and 1870.

    In 2014, during the CFK presidency, Argentina returned to Paraguay other items located in a museum in the province of Entre Rios.

    Which shows that, as Think recently showed, your prejudices are just as blind as your hate.

    In his post above, golfcronie has gone even farther than poor imoyaro, by qualifying Peron, Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez of being (oh the horror -- I hesitate even to write it) nothing but...Communists!!

    Hey, fella. Have you ever had an inkling of what Communism is? About Peronism? You probably haven't. If you did, you would know that Peronism does not advocate for the confiscation of the means of production which is inherent to Communism. On the contrary, Juan Peron proposed a capitalist model in which the State mediates between employers and workers.

    In addition, while omitting such unimportant things as punctuation, golfcronie wrote: “Face it if Fernandez comes to power, no one will invest in Argentina, only Russia and China, interesting bedfellows.”

    golfcronie may not know it, but Alberto Fernandez has just returned from a trip to Spain and Portugal, where he was very well received and where the next Argentine president insisted in the intensification of relations with Europe, for which support from Spain is paramount. And Fernandez will likely work to increase trade with Russia and China and other good willing countries. Got a problem with that?

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 01:03 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • imoyaro

    Once again Kamerad/Komrade Rique, you lie through your teeth while smiling and posting another wall of verbiage. Remember blockading Uruguay?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay_River_pulp_mill_dispute

    How about La Asesina using the unions to block Paraguay's access to the ocean? As for being a communist, you have done nothing but support the Castroist government with all its repression and concentration camps, and Maduro's program of selective starvation, denial of medical care, and executions and torture with impunity. Peronism is Fascist, National Socialist, and Communist all rolled into one. You are allied with Putin and Xi, both of whom are Totalitarian, and who are crushing democracy in their countries. I look forward to seeing the results of Argentina being being further drawn into the totalitarian web. On a personal note, your support of the sexual abuse of US children as“Social Justice” really reveals what kind of a twisted individual you are, and I sincerely doubt you are going to succeed in getting your filthy claws on public money next time you try. As always, looking forward to reading your obituary and announcing in here that you committed suicide... :)

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 01:46 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    REF: “as long as it doesn't harm Argentines”:

    A diplomatic way of saying it will be impossible to pay!

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    @:o))

    Of course the Macri government contracted debt with repayment terms that make impossible timely repayment -- no matter what president takes office on December 10.

    The IMF will need to assume responsibility for lending its largest loan in its history to a single country to a government clearly inept to articulate an economical plan, and furthermore for lending money to a government that allowed a large part of the loans to take flight after making huge profits thanks to sky-high interest rates paid by Argentina.

    There is no doubt that the loan generosity responded to the US and Donald Trump's political will to financially support Macri during the election campaign.

    Now, with Macri out of scene, the IMF will need to be careful not to push Argentina to a default, as it did in 2001. A default will benefit no one and Alberto Fernandez has expressed its will not to go that route. However, the heavy inheritance that will be left to the new government will require reasonable repayment conditions.

    It's got to be said that it is not the “Argentines” who decided to borrow massively -- it was a decision of the Macri government who did not even consult with Congress. The “Argentines” are now left to repay a fortune without having reaped a single benefit from dollars that were used to finance operations and to feed greedy speculators.

    imoyaro:

    I do understand your pain, my friend.

    Sep 08th, 2019 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    Your countrymen voted the Government in, did they not? Tell me old sage, where would Argentina be without help from the IMF? Bankrupt no doubt, what would you do “ Oh knowledgeable one?” Answer on a postage stamp.

    Sep 09th, 2019 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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