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The tense dinner of Alberto Fernández in New York with businessmen and bankers in which local politics slipped


Before traveling to Washington, the President defended his management and denied the internal ones in the Government. In addition, he rejected an agreement with the opposition.

Some of the officials who accompanied

Alberto Fernández

at the dinner that the President had with Argentine representatives of investment, pharmaceutical, mining, and beverage funds at the

Council of the Americas headquarters

were concerned about the vehemence with which the president responded to the envoy from JP Morgan.

Fernández, at the end of a day with a relaxed schedule in New York, did not like the question from the US bank delegate, who questioned the economic uncertainty that, according to him, is caused by each administration of Peronism.

The President

raised the tone to defend

the PJ governments and argued that Argentina backed down every time neoliberal recipes were applied: during the military dictatorship and the mandates of Carlos Menem, Fernando de la Rúa and Mauricio Macri.

The Argentine president also

questioned the consulting firms

that serve as sources for foreign bankers.

They do business

,” he maintained.

The head of state also did not like the claim of the envoy of the JP Morgan envoy for the Government to propose a road map of

10 basic consensuses

with the opposition to give certainty to the markets.

Fernández answered with more questions.

Who would ask (Joe) Biden to agree with (Donald) Trump?

Or who would ask (French Emmanuel) Macron to agree with the opposition that Paris is setting fire to him?” questioned the president, as


was able to reconstruct through the testimony of official sources.

It was

the hottest moment of

the 68th Street dinner that

Susan Segal

officiated as hostess.

The head of the Council of the Americas broke the ice to introduce the President and praised the management of the pandemic and the provision of the Casa Rosada vaccines.

The President was the first speaker and emphasized GDP growth for the third consecutive year despite the impact of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the drought that is plaguing the country.

Then, the microphone was opened for the businessmen who asked the president questions.

Internal politics


into the food while they tasted a green salad with goat cheese and a rare tenderloin for the taste of Argentine diners.

The representative of the multinational beer company AmBev, which owns Quilmes, asked if Fernández would run

for re-election

again .

The president did not stray from the script that he repeats on every occasion.

He insisted that he will do everything in his power to ensure

that the Frente de Todos retains power

and neoliberalism does not win again.

The President was questioned about the

internal differences within the ruling coalition



There are no internal differences, what there is is an electoral debate

," replied the president despite the undisguised differences that cross the FdT and that require him to step aside.

There were no direct questions about the

judicial situation of Cristina Kirchner

, but Fernández emphasized that in Argentina there is

full independence of the Judiciary


Some of the company representatives -including delegates from the


laboratory- expressed their concern about the supposed "

weakness of the rule of law

" in the region.

The President replied that,

except in Peru

, the democratic system is not at risk in the south of the continent.

He highlighted, however, the problem that a leader like former Brazilian President

Jair Bolsonaro

has retained 45 percent of the vote.

The Argentine president referred to the


of the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline, the production of green hydrogen and the extraction of gold, lithium and copper, which according to him was

delayed due to pressure from environmental groups


The first lady Fabiola Yáñez at the Moma

In addition, they talked about the

competitiveness of Argentine laboratories

to enter the European market, especially for the production of paracetamol that Europe needs to import.

At the end of a tense, cold and rainy night, the President returned to the Park Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan, where the national delegation was staying.

In the lobby, Fernández, his wife Fabiola Yañez, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero, spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti, and Ambassador Jorge Argüello


to celebrate the


of Secretary General of the Presidency Julio Vitobello, who was not discouraged by the cold on Tuesday morning to Go for a run in Central Park.

The first lady had taken advantage of the afternoon to meet with Inés Katzenstein, curator of Latin American Art at MoMA, where a sample by

Marta Minujín

is exhibited .

Before leaving for Washington, where this Wednesday he will meet alone with his American counterpart, the President met with the Secretary General of the United Nations,

António Guterres


In DC, the Minister of Economy Sergio Massa

and the Minister of Security,

Aníbal Fernández,

will join the delegation


Special Envoy to New York

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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