Luis "Toto" Caputo, Javier Milei's virtual economy minister, and Chief of Staff Nicolas Posse have a separate agenda from the president-elect in Washington on Tuesday: they met this morning with Treasury Department officials and will later go to the International Monetary Fund.
Milei's only activity in the U.S. capital will be to visit the White House for a meeting with Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden's security adviser and the Democratic president's point man. It will be at 13 p.m. Washington time, 15 p.m. in Argentina. There he will also meet with Juan González, Biden's adviser for Latin America, an official who had a great relationship with Sergio Massa.
State Department officials may also attend, though that is not yet confirmed. Milei will surely go to the White House with Gerardo Werthein, who is part of the entourage and who sounds like ambassador to the United States, and also with Marc Stanley, the U.S. ambassador in Buenos Aires.
After the meeting, Milei immediately returned to Buenos Aires with his sister Karina and his special adviser Santiago Caputo to continue with his government's armed activities. It goes neither to the Fund nor to the Treasury.
But Caputo and Posse have additional agendas. In the morning, they visited the Treasury Department, next to the White House, where they met with U.S. officials to present Milei's economic plan.
Then both left for the Fund's building, where they will hold "protocol" meetings, according to the delegation. Libertad Avanza assured that the Argentines could meet with Kristalina Georgieva or with the organization's number two, Gita Gopinath, but the Fund did not confirm that information.
They will surely meet with the director for the Western Hemisphere Rodrigo Valdés and Luis Cubeddu, who is following the negotiations with Argentina.