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Sunday, June 17, 2007

A KIRCHNER MAY WIN, BUT GLORY DAYS ARE OVER

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's political winds are changing. Unlike the last time I visited here last year, left-of-center President Néstor Kirchner no longer looks like the almighty leader who will head this country -- directly or behind the scenes -- well into the next decade. Read the entire column here, and let us know what YOU think.

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Blogger ATFAdotorg said...

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5:43 PM  
Blogger ATFAdotorg said...

As Argentina's October elections draw near, the country's outstanding debt from its 2001 default is likely to become an issue; yet another obstacle for Nestor Kirchner to overcome.

The American Task Force Argentina recently posted a video address to Kirchner on YouTube on the outstanding debt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZjDO0HmG3M

www.atfa.org

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It´s a big mistake or even a biased opinion to infer a national trend based on a local election for a mayor.

Buenos Aires Mayor elections (like Washington DC for the US) have never represented the rest of the country political opinion.

Despite Kirchner´s huge support in the rest of the country, is good for our democracy to have an strong oposition.

But Macri is not a synonimous of honesty. He is maybe our Berlusconi. For sure he will gain more power, because he is backed by his family companies. They have made millons with the state concessions and privatizations.

Macri and the rest of the Pro-globalization, pro-investment candidates (Lavagna excluded) only want to deal new business at cost of more poverty.

This kind of oposition doesn´t really help to the development of Argentina.


Regards,

Ruben P.
Rosario - Argentina
rubpen@gmail.com

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Argentina is suffering from shortages of several products, because Kirchner is using prices controls. I doubt that a serious economic crisis wouldn´t happen until next year.

And he is more distant from Chavez than it looks(He did meet with Aznar some weeks ago).

André Kenji

Itatiba-São Paulo-Brazil

10:00 AM  

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