Comments on: Welcoming Argentina back A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: FedeDuhau Tue, 16 Nov 2010 05:18:28 +0000 Well, well, well. Argentina is growing and the president is doing her work nice – no doubt she could do it better. But the USA is our natural allied. 1-The commitment of both countries to fight against terrorism an to the pacific use of nuclear energy and technologies, 2- the support they gave us to our fair claim over Malvinas, 3- the recent support that USA have given to the Argentinian strategy of bypass the IMF negotiating the payment of the Paris Club’s debt, and 4- the USA support back to Argentinian against the hedge founds operating in New York, are all very good examples of the friendly agenda between Argentina and the USA. No doubt Argentina and USA are involved in a honeymoon GOOD NEWS !

By: melisaargentina Tue, 16 Nov 2010 03:28:54 +0000 oh my god ! i cant believe what ive just read, this arturo guy is so full of crap!
i am argentinian and this government as well as the economy is the best we´ve had in years, much better than those right winged governments we had during the 90´s who sold the country to please the imf and the united states
where does the money go? this guy says, its going to the people instead of international banks, the help that this government is giving to its people is amazing, there is less unemployment, senior citizens are getting better pensions, we have excellent free health care to name a few things.
i am a teacher and in the last five years my salary has increased to its double.
my country does not deserve to be punished for the actions of a few corrupt politicians who were just puppets working for the usa
our president is honest she wants what is best for our country unlike the right winged groups and she is not afraid to stand up against those who are just looking to get more money at our expense

By: FedeDuhau Fri, 12 Nov 2010 10:59:26 +0000 Argentina has paid its sovereign debt by restructuring it. The recovery of Argentine economy was not just in the absence of capital borrowings but by refusing to adopt the irrational IMF policies of cooling the economy in order to pay the debt (the tragic Greek avenue). In this way Argentina has rejected the control of such irresponsible institution to monitor its economic health. The Paris Club debt is in a process of payment as was accorded at the G 20 summit in Seul, bypassing the IMF. But this debt is risible in number. The country has grown for almost 9 years at a rate of 8 % percent, whereas the economy of the EU and USA is frankly stopped and, for worst, indebting at an astronomical and unplayable rate. Argentina is now becoming a global example of a rapid recovery after the systemic shocks resulted from increasing debts to sustain ultra volatile capital investments to non productive areas (the IMF receipt). Just look the following list and get your own conclusion about the country where you live and how save is the future of your money.

External Debt as % GDP
Spain 470%
Italy: 165%
UK: 94%
USA: 98%
Argentina: 35%

By: ottorock Fri, 05 Nov 2010 22:52:29 +0000 Venezuela smelly…hmmm. Like to name the last time Vzla defaulted on sov debt, Salmon? (hint: you’ll need the deep time ledgers)

Or maybe I’m getting confused and this is a political blog after all. If so, you’re entitled to your opinion.