After seeing Alberto Fernández, Axel Kicillof criticized the IMF again
Axel Kicillo reloaded the inks against the International Monetary Fund (IMF), whom he accused of “go horribly wrong” for the loan granted to the country during the government of Mauricio Macri. The onslaught of the Buenos Aires governor occurred minutes after the meeting he held this Monday with the president Alberto Fernandez in the Casa Rosada and just a few hours after Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero arrived in the United States, where this Tuesday he will hold meetings with his peer, Antony Blinken, and Nancy Pelosi, the president of the House of Representatives of that country, the main shareholder of the Fund.
When meeting with the press at the Casa Rosada, Kicillof also believed that the Buenos Aires attorney general, Julius Conte Grand, “must give explanations” in relation to the complaints that point to the alleged existence of legal cases and that has involved former officials of the government of María Eugenia Vidal.
Contrary to the elevated tone that Kicillof gave to his statements, the national and Buenos Aires officials limited themselves to reporting that the two-hour meeting between the governor and the President was held tied to the tourist season, the state of the highways of the Atlantic coast and the progress of vaccination in the districts of Buenos Aires.
“I think there is a part of our society and the media that have a double standard that is too obvious,” he shot Kicillof, still alluding to the complaints against Together for Change, while avoiding commenting on the situation of the questioned head of PAMI, Luana Volnovich.
The meeting between Kicillof and Fernandez It also occurs two weeks after Fernández leaves for Russia and China, where he will hold meetings with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations with the Asian country. Two fronts that interest the Buenos Aires government in its search for investments.
To get to the Pink House, Kicillof left the seaside resort of Chapadmalal, where he is based in the presidential residence. The province has its own sector in that complex, from where the governor closely follows the management, especially during the tourist season.
Last Thursday, Kicillof led a meeting there with the provincial emergency committee to address the difficulties related to power outages and confirm that an “exhaustive monitoring” is being carried out in each region, in permanent dialogue with local mayors. Sunday night, more than 20,000 users continued without light in different districts of the suburbs.
Kicillof was one of the 22 governors to sign the Fiscal Pact at the end of December and the first to take the floor on January 5 last, during the meeting that had been convened by the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman, to explain the status of talks with the IMF. It was in this context that Kicillof questioned the loan granted to Argentina during the Cambiemos administration and harshly criticized the current position of the multilateral credit organization in the negotiations carried out with the country.