December 9, 2013
Filmus says devaluation seeks Argentina's industrialization
Kirchnerite candidate seeking to renew his parliamentary seat in October’s midterms Daniel Films defended the government’s foreign exchange agenda saying current US dollar rates go under "devaluation# to secure "competitive" greenbacks and to "consolidate Argentina’s industrial process."
“We are devaluating. It is a policy we have applied since the beginning of this government; ever since the dollar was at 3 pesos and now that it is at 5 something,” Filmus affirmed during a television interview.
In that sense, the senator backed the government’s economic policies to maintain the US dollar devaluation explaining such decision allows “Argentina to move towards an industrial process.”
“What does not change is that we are still searching for a competitive dollar to export and a policy that allows us to have a dollar to import supplies and capital goods that will industrialize Argentina,” MP Filmus insisted as he went on to address inflation, a core issue that worries Argentineans the most.
Just like Kirchnerite candidate in the province of Buenos Aires Martín Insaurralde did yesterday, Filmus agreed price trends are different from the ones issued by the INDEC statistics bureau and pointed out the office works on a “partial perspective”.
Following Kirchnerism's defeat in August PASO primaries, ruling Victory Frong candidates have come to discuss more openly demands that polls show worry society here, such us the rise of goods and serves and crime.