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Fernandez expects IMF to grant Argentina more flexible repayment terms

Tuesday, February 9th 2021 - 09:43 UTC
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President Alberto Fernández believes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should grant Argentina more “flexible” terms on the repayment terms of the debt and warned that increasing inflation could lead his government to again hike export taxes, the president said in an interview on Sunday with newspaper Página/12. Read full article


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  • imoyaro

    Good old Pagina /12. Same crooks, same BS. Wonderful!

    Feb 09th, 2021 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    As mentioned — the IMF is leaning the beautiful but sad ending of a traditional Tango and the end is always tragic...

    Feb 09th, 2021 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Te falta calle..., hermanito...
    The end is NOT always tragic...

    “El día que me quieras
    endulzará sus cuerdas
    el pájaro cantor,
    florecerá la vida,
    no existirá el dolor...”


    Feb 09th, 2021 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Truly one of the greatest icons of your country and a very touching video. His original voice recordings as well as in remastered and remixed tracks still resonate today.

    Truly beautiful!

    In the current ‘Last Tango in Buenos Aires’ — I see your country protaginized by Marlon Brando and the IMF’s Krista Lina Georgieva as Maria Schneider in the ‘Last Tango in Paris’ as Brando's character uses butter as a lubricant before forcing himself on her.

    (Forgive the pun — but it doesn’t END well for the IMF.)


    Feb 09th, 2021 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Don't be such a XIX century prude..., hermanito...

    We do live in the XXI century...! Lasses luuuuv the opening of new dimensions...

    Besides.., I recall Marlon being extremly sweet with Maria at that iconic rendezvous...

    After all..., he carefully chose to use “Non Salé” on that tasty recipe instead of “Au Gros Sel”...


    Feb 09th, 2021 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Oh I guess I am from the wrong century — as you are as well...

    ...sexual scandals and rigorous procreation have been with us for all of time...

    I’m not bemoaning your dear country taking advantages of IMF’s Krista Lina Georgieva — I’m instead just predicting the final last phase of the Tango dance with your country.

    I am not alone in that thought...

    It’s not whether she will or not will be forcibly violated — but instead just how slippery the natural lubricant will be — when the invariable violation happens.

    As far as your country — I just want to remind you of a helpful negotiation tactic:

    “Say it in flowers,
    Say it in mink,
    But never — never say it in ink...”

    Of course the pandemic has given your country a perfect excuse to demand a debt forgiveness-slow-dance of ever paying back the original agreement.


    Feb 09th, 2021 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    That's the biiiig problem rookie Miss Domina Kristalina has..., hermanito...

    That veteran Miss Domina Christine did “Say it in Ink”..., some 54,000,000,000 times...!

    A gigantic “lI.M.F. oan” given to a political party..., not a Country..., under direct orders of Mr. “Grab them by the Pussy”...


    I agree with you in that...: ***“The ”pandemic has given my Country a perfect opportunity to demand a complete reassessment of that original illegal $54,000,000,000 agreement...


    Feb 09th, 2021 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Actually we completely agree with something...

    Macri made a fast grab for cash and the IMF fell for it...

    I can not imagine the loan committee debate...

    As I said — ...the IMF is learning the beautiful but sad ending of a traditional Tango and the end is always tragic...

    You could say — in a beautiful marvelous way...


    Feb 10th, 2021 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Maybe then..., my dear viniferous Shicago-boys addict..., you could also agree with me that Farmers Experience and Science are superior than Economists Spin & Marketing...

    Feb 10th, 2021 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    “By using chemical data, a clearer separation of wines from different locations was achieved as compared to using the sensory data alone.”

    Fascinating article and I agree with the above premise — it strips the mystery of wine critic ratings away to reveal the actual vintage.



    Feb 11th, 2021 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    “Open source”..., useful scientific info from a fertile terroir..., hermanito...
    Not that useless..., expensive “Spin” from the barren concrete jungle of Shicago...

    Feb 11th, 2021 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    The mysteries of grapes have always been debated over the centuries.

    The have even discovered cuneiform tablets classifying wine.

    In the cultivation of grapes — it quickly divides into two sciences: Wine grapes and table grapes.

    The highest quality of wine grapes are produced from struggling old vines with poor soil with minimal irrigation and limited yields.

    The highest quality table grapes conversely are achieved with ample irrigation, fertilization in the rich soil from young vines with a goal to reach ideal yields.

    Typically we pull out table grape vineyards after three decades of production whereas a century old wine vineyard is ideal for iconic vintages.

    The expensive SPIN you refer to comes from the concrete jungles of Chicago, New York, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Beijing, Sydney, Santiago and so many more...

    Frankly a beautiful hostess with a tray of cheese and ordinary wine always has a better tasting vintage.

    Saying that — Chile has an enormous advantage over many of its competitors due to tax advantages and limited governmental barriers. Obviously we also enjoy a more fluid and reliable port facilities for transit with excellent trade relations with markets.

    The real reason why I prefer our vintages is because of price. All my reds (with a few notable exceptions) are bought wholesale or at a substancial special discount.

    When I vacationed during the past few years at Las Leñas — I drank exclusively Argentinian wines and until a couple of years ago — Madame and I preferred Argentine champenoise over Chilean.


    Feb 11th, 2021 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Hermanito..., you say...:
    ***“The highest quality table grapes conversely are achieved with..., etc..., etc..., etc...”***

    I say...:
    To make a long discussion about the very subjective definition of “Quality” short...:
    Given the choice (and the opportunity)..., would you..., based solely on your not negligible knowledge of table grapes...,chose to enjoy....:

    a) A “ripe” bunch of your best Pelotillehue freshly gassed ulta modern hybrid grapes...

    b) A ripe aromaric bunch of my auld, almost neglected Ligurian Moscato di Amburgo vines...

    Feb 11th, 2021 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Obviously the Muscat flavor is ideal and is greatly appreciated where you are now residing.

    We had a few of the old traditional varieties that were required to be pulled out during the farmhouse renovations — as we built an entirely new patio arbor structure.

    For the new garden patio — we planted 8 new vines of seeded varieties including the red pigmented Muscat to create a new lush arbor canopy which will require 3 more seasons.

    Unfortunately (with the exception of Red Globes)— seeded grapes are not profitable for our specific markets. We’ve had great success with seedless varieties developed in California — and because of the change in field labor availability replaced our few wine grape vineyards to table grapes.

    All we want is to specifically target our specific markets on the Northeastern US and the UK which only want seedless varieties.

    We only still produce them on land that is frost predictable during the Spring — otherwise we’d have exclusively avocados.


    Feb 11th, 2021 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    Only thing I know is that the few times I have bought up here some of those imported “Supermarket 1A Quality” grapes from South Africa..., Perú..., India or Chile... I wonder if the plastic blister containing them may taste better than them grapes...

    Feb 11th, 2021 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    ...but they were so beautiful and hopefully sweet...

    Although Chile is the LARGEST table grape exporter in the world — it’s all about appearance with a minimum brix level with long shelf-life.

    Dust and feathers!


    Feb 11th, 2021 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think


    Many years ago..., a neighbour of the family (and Mme. Mistral...) did put my thougts about much of the above on paper..., before I even had thougt them...


    Feb 12th, 2021 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    We’re enjoying the company of my son and his beautiful family here at the farm which will be the last for the season with Madame — who will fully open our Gypsy camp in Viña.

    Here at the farmhouse — somewhere in my grandfather’s library — is Pound’s ‘Pisan Cantos’ and putting aside the fact that the author perhaps was referring to the Rothschilds financial stranglehold over debt holders — there was a good reason why our ancestors were against usury and left the practice exclusively for non-Christians.

    Somewhere near to your current neighborhood — some very sharp local Christian families became the bankers to the old and new world.

    If you remember — Hernan Cortez conquered our new world and yet still died penniless — indebted to Genoese bankers because of their usurious loans.

    A continent of gold, silver, jewels and all sorts of riches and still not enough to escape from the bondage of usury.

    Today the IMF is negotiating for its “pound of flesh” and yet because I think you are familiar with Shakespeare — he devised an ingenious plot twist to his play — defeating Shylock in achieving his objective.

    Perhaps your President will be as ingenious and skillful in negotiating as Shakespeare.

    Or perhaps even better — the great reset will become reality and the newest vogue of economic equality will occur.

    Problem is of course — like watching a Tango — is someone eventually gets thrown in the gutter like a used cigarette.

    Hoping your weekend is pleasant on the Italian Riviera.


    Feb 13th, 2021 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Let's see if now..., that I have lead Boxer to water..., he wishes to drink some...

    Firstly..., Ezra's very necessary own clarification of a central point in his “Per Usura”..., usualy misunderstood by some of his few casual readers (and most of his malintentioned detractors)...:
    ***”And so that you don't continually misunderstand -- usury and interest are not the same thing. Usury is a charge made for the use of money regardless of production and often regardless of even the possibilities of production -- (Ezra Pound Reading, vol. 2, Caedmon Records 1962)“***

    Secondly..., recalling many of our ”exchanges“ during the years..., Shicuréo..., I Think that the following Ezra's words could be useful for you...:
    ***” The technique of infamy is to invent two lies and to get people arguing heatedly about which one of them is true.“***

    Thirdly..., ”Canti Pisani” aint one of Ezra's best works... Would recommend some of his latter production...

    Anyhow..., i attach a link of a short..., auld thread from the blogosphere..., if you should have five minutes to kill... ;-)

    Feb 13th, 2021 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado SNOWBALL

    That “short five minutes” was difficult for this old horse to read.

    I perfectly understand the definition of USURY is and how I’m terrified when the banks not only cease your line of credit — but also demand repayment of your loans — as occurred by our family in 1987 during the poisoned grapes scare in Philadelphia.

    Our government saved us from complete ruin.

    I also noted that QUOTE:
    Pound embraced the Social Credit economic theory of Major CH Douglas, being promoted by The English Review. By subordinating money to the interests of society rather than allowing the power of the bankers to run unfettered, money would become the servant of society and not the master. Money or more correctly credit would be the lubricant of commerce, a means of exchanging goods and services, rather than a profit making commodity in itself. Hence, the corrupting influence of the power of money on culture and work would be eliminated. During the 1930s and 40s Pound wrote a series of booklets on economics, succinctly and lucidly describing economic theory and history.

    Sounds nice — but impractical as well — in this old horse’s opinion.

    Although I am certainly not an antisemite — The FDR administration was manipulated very heavily by some vengeful advisors which wanted to destroy Germany and certainly Pound was placed in an asylum for political reasons.

    My simple opinion is Pound was brilliant but too damn difficult for this old plow-horse to appreciate.

    Sincere thanks for sharing this however — it does give an interesting perspective.


    Feb 13th, 2021 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Some funny, basic mysoginist racism for you then..., Boxer...

    La Belle (2) vs la Bête (0)...:

    Feb 13th, 2021 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK


    PRADA alone has already won in publicity.

    Thanks for sharing!


    Feb 13th, 2021 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    La Bella Italiania (4) VS La Bestia Britannica (0)...

    Feb 14th, 2021 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    It’s disappointing that because of a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day has been postponed and the event village will not be open to the public during this time.

    It’s obvious however the Italians have the winning spirit of America’s Cup.


    Feb 14th, 2021 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ahhhh..., one of them stupid Socialdemocrat lockdowns you say don't work..., right...?
    Remind me..., how is New Zealand faring under this Pandemic...?

    Poor little me is also quite stuck up here with all them lockdowns and new virus variants appearing every week........., but I'm not complaining...

    As a matter of fact...I'm even developing quite a taste for those biiiiiiiig Italian............... noses...


    Feb 14th, 2021 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    (Unfortunately YouTube has blocked access to the attached video.)

    Regarding this pandemic — I certainly hope you do continue to take reasonable caution.

    I’m also very proud that my country is efficiently managing a very well organized vaccine program which is progressing equally.

    As far as debating free social liberty vs. an oppressive safe lockdown — I prefer freedom.

    Saying that — we are planning to take the Chinese Sinovac vaccine when it becomes available. Our youngest daughter convinced and took the old empanada lady to receive a vaccination last week.

    Obviously this virus continues to mutate and will require a continual new vaccines — but I hope masks are scientifically eventually proven to be ridiculous.

    We are currently enjoying — baby sitting our grandchildren for the next few days as our son and daughter-in-law escaped for a Valentine celebration.


    Feb 14th, 2021 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Badly cut and no subtitles version but..., you willl hopefully be able to see her biiiig aquiline nose...

    Feb 14th, 2021 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    She’s a Venus and has truly aged so gracefully. Poor Marcello — I sympathize his predicament.

    He was my favorite film director!


    Feb 14th, 2021 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As Bob Dylan used to sing...: “ Times They Are a-Changin' ”...

    - A Shilean hermanito of mine is on record in here recently writing unpleasant words against them Shoviet and Shinese vaccines..., remember...?

    But now he voluntarily wants his whole family MicroSinoCommunistVacChipped...!

    Next..., he will be luuuuving them facemasks that are paramount in keeping the People's Republic of China Covid19 cases down to a meagre ~80,000 cases...!

    Remind me..., Shicuréo.., ain't there in the Republic of Shile ~ 800,000 cases...?

    IMHO..., most of us..., common men..., properly potty-trained by our beloved Mothers..., are in exactly same bittersweet predicament as Marcello...


    Feb 14th, 2021 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    Just over 22k COVID related deaths of about 19million...

    I was absolutely against the Sinovac vaccine — then doubly against it when the initial Brazilian 50.4% results were reported. But then I learned how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was delayed — despite the early cooperation and the actual Sinovac results were above 87% AND it could be readily obtained for our entire country.

    Astonishingly, Chile is well ahead in administering the vaccine in a well organized manner.

    Our thoughts are that there will be some sort of health passport will be required for future travel and certainly not harm us.

    In true life — Marcello lived the life we could only imagine. night with Catherine Deneuve alone...

    La Dolce Vita...

    Feb 14th, 2021 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Marcello lived an interesting “catholic” life...
    But nothing compared to our own Porfirio Rubirosa... ;-)

    Feb 14th, 2021 - 11:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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