March 10, 2014
'Not clear who is in charge of Argentina's economy,' Uruguayan minister says
It is not clear where the government commanded by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is heading to, Economy Minister of neighboring Uruguay Mario Bergara affirmed saying the economic ups and downs in Argentina have deeply impacted on Uruguayan exports, tourism and real state activities.
In an article published in the El País daily of Montevideo, Bergara stated that “it is not very clear who is in charge of” Argentina’s economic policy neither which is “the logic of conduction.” Buenos Aires “is no longer Uruguay's main connection,” he added but explained that the current state of the bilateral relation should not be turned into a “drama.”
“It is correct to keep attention and worry, to address the punctual issues that must be addressed regarding the situation in Argentina. But it should not be taken to a drama-like situation.”
According to the official, Argentina continues to be an important player but “it can no longer mark the macroeconomic decisions” in Uruguay.