August 20, 2014
Macri, Carrio and Sanz meet rural representatives
FAU leader Elisa Carrio, Radical Civic Union senator Ernesto Sanz and Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri met today with representatives of the Argentine Rural Confederation in Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, and discussed agricultural policies.
“The country must stop being the world’s farm, in order to become the world’s supermarket,” Macri stated.
“The next administration will be characterized by dialogue, like Pope Francis urged,” he remarked, and slammed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration for its agricultural policy.
The city official revealed that if he becomes president he will create the ministry of Rural Industry, and assured he will eliminate all taxes on agro products with the exception of soy bean.
“This sector has a huge potential, we just need to lift the obstacles which prevent farmers from growing,” Macri concluded.
Meanwhile, Carrió criticized Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa, accusing him of “doing business with friends under the Government’s umbrella,” while Sanz expressed that his party has “similarities” with Macri and considered the rural sector as his ally.