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CFK blames ‘local vultures’ for speculative attack on the economy

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blames ''''local vultures''''. (
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blames ''''local vultures''''. (
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blames ''''local vultures''''. (

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today that Argentina is under “permanent speculative attack headed by US Federal judge Thomas Griesa,” and criticized “local vultures who have amplified the offensive to the point of ridicule.”

The message released via the head of state's official web page referred to recent media articles from yesterday, affirming US airline company American Airlines would restrict advance sales of commercial flight tickets to Argentina for a 90 day period.

Fernández de Kirchner dismissed such reports, and in an attached message from the Central Bank responded to the accusations.

“Such restrictions don’t exist”, the President affirmed, while adding that “this is an attempt to create false expectations through lies and speculative attacks on the national currency.”

Mrs. Kirchner linked this alleged attacks with the comments made earlier this week by Kevin Sullivan, US Chargé d’Affaires in Argentina who told Clarín newspaper that “it is important that Argentina get out of default” in an interview published last Monday.

She defined these statements as “absolutely inappropriate.”

The president proceeded by enumerating a five-point plan describing the holdouts’ judicial strategy in their struggle with Argentina, and which according to her, several high ranked people were involved the planning, including a former George W. Bush official surnamed Gutiérrez.


“We’ve seen this movie before and it ended badly in 2001,” she said, alluding to the social and economic crisis the country underwent during that year.

The message which has been released in her Twitter account as well, took place moments before the head of state left the country to meet Pope Francis, in a private audience at the Vatican; an official visit prior to Férnández de Kirchner’s speech at the UN General Assembly next Wednesday.

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