Argentine president Mauricio Macri confirmed that a date has been officially established for his meeting with Donald Trump at the White House, April 27. The date was revealed by the president Macri during an interview with Bloomberg.
Argentina's trade relationship with the United States will not suffer an immediate negative impact with Donald Trump as president, but it remains to be seen how his measures will shape the world economy, according to the Argentine ambassador in Washington, Martín Lousteau.
The move is seen as a token of exchange following the Argentine government's open decision to support Hillary Clinton. Martín Losteau, who was also economy minister under Cristina Fernandez, ran for Mayor of Buenos Aires last year and lost to the Macrist candidate Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, wants to race again in 2019.
Argentina's incoming Finance minister Alfonso Prat-Gay spoke with the United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to discuss economic plans to achieve sustained economic growth. The minister also announced in a long interview with Buenos Aires main dailies that lifting the dollar 'clamp' as promised by president-elect Mauricio Macri, will much depend on the level of international reserves Argentina can count with.
United States ambassador to Argentina, Noah Mamet, in a lengthy interview with the La Nacion daily, praised the election of Mauricio Macri and figures of his cabinet and stressed that the US government was anxious to begin working together.
President-elect Mauricio Macri named ambassador to Washington and Montevideo. Lawmaker Martín Lousteau will be Argentina's next ambassador in the US. He will replace Cecilia Nahón, who submitted her resignation on Monday. The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and the future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra, a Let’s Change statement affirmed.
The incumbent candidate for government chief of Buenos Aires City, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, was at least fifteen points ahead of his challenger in Sunday's runoff, according to the latest public opinion polls before the 48 hours ban on all campaigning.
Saddled on eight years of Mauricio Macri as mayor of the city of Buenos Aires, his handpicked successor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, won on Sunday Argentina's capital mayoral election, but not with the sufficient margin to avoid a run-off vote later this month. The winner needed to break the 50% mark in order to avoid the second round, which will take place July 19.
The administration of President Cristina Fernandez sent on Wednesday to congress the tax amnesty bill to tap undeclared dollar assets, in the country and overseas, generating a cascade of critical reactions from well known economists while the ‘blue dollar’ in the parallel market seemed to ignore the announcements and kept climbing to a new record high.
The Argentine ‘development model’ had had its successes but it belongs to the average group of most South American countries that benefited by the explosive advance of commodity prices and since 2007 has fallen to the bottom half of performers in the region according to former Economy minister Martin Lousteau.