September 18, 2014
Parrilli says CFK 'alone' in fight against vulture funds
Secretary to the Presidency Oscar Parrilli questioned opposition leaders for leaving President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “alone” in Argentina’s fierce legal battle against vulture funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds.
According to Parrilli, figures in the opposition have shown “very little backing” and “ideas and suggestions” to face holdout hedge funds that refused Argentina’s 2005 and 2010, demanding now a full 1.3 billion dollar plus interests payment and threatening to plunge the South American country into default.
The official suggested the anti-Kirchnerite leadership to “stop lying” and start bringing the proposals they have for the country to move forward” instead of presenting “slogans” only.
“This is the government that has complied with all foreign obligations the most. All those that criticise (the government) are those that burdened the country with debt or that made it default. They should revise their past to see what capacity they had to resolve Argentineans’ problems,” the secretary told reporters this morning.
“It would be good that, instead of slogans, they worked seriously on the problems and propose some idea. Unfortunately, the President (Cristina Fernández de Kirchner) finds herself alone in this fight because we see very little backing from opposition leaders, (very little) ideas and concrete suggestions.”