Cristina Kirchner

This is the face she made when she found out.Forget about tomorrow’s likely electoral thrashing; President Obama has a much more serious problem on his hands. Argentina has done some Googling and learned that the part-time head of a minor U.S. government advisory board is also the part-time head of a group that thinks Argentina should maybe pay its bills. The discovery made Argentine President Cristina Kirchner so angry that she went straight to the hospital with a fever after tweeting about it. Read more »

Paul Singer had an idea a while back: Let’s come up with a plan to destroy Argentina even more than we already have, have an elder stateswoman and a Spanish-speaking former U.S. Cabinet member transmit the threat, and watch Cristina Kirchner crawl to the negotiating table, $1.6 billion in tow. Well, things didn’t work out quite as planned: Instead of begging, President Kirchner got even more ornery than she already was. Long story short, Paul Singer has no need of Madeleine Albright anymore. Read more »

  • 09 Oct 2014 at 2:33 PM

Take Cristina Kirchner’s Word For It

She may be running out of dollars, and the new civil code her party just rammed through may technically allow it to pay its debts in its increasingly worthless currency. But she promises you that Argentina would never do something so underhanded as that. Read more »

It may not seem like Argentina needs another enemy right now, but it’s gone ahead and found one. The latest to be at fault for Argentina’s refusal to pay its bills? Germany. Surprising, I know, what with the Germans’ own long history of fiscal recklessness and inability to find traction in the international debt markets. Oh yea, and the fact that Argentina was kind enough to take in all of those troublesome Teutons back in the ‘40s and ‘50s; a little gratitude maybe would be in order? But it’s true: Germany has a “hostile attitude” towards Argentina’s plan to do whatever the hell it wants while still borrowing money on its terms. Read more »

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and Pope Francis were once neighbors, but the two have had their differences. Like the time she said his opposition to adoption by gay people made him sound like someone out of “medieval times and the Inquisition.” Or when her late husband and predecessor called the former Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio “the true representative of the opposition.”

Still, she’s hoping His Holiness will help his native land out of its little “we-don’t-want-to-pay-our-bills” jam. He’s a champion of the poor, Argentina is a self-proclaimed (and self-impoverished?) poor country. Maybe he’d make a few calls? Exercise his newfound influence with Washington? Put in a good word with the big guy? Read more »

Sure, its plan to offer investors the chance to exchange their New York-law debt for Argentine- or French-law debt is dead in the water. But when it comes to wholly symbolic acts in the name of the principle of not having to pay your debts, Argentina simply can’t help itself. Read more »

  • 21 Jul 2014 at 2:34 PM

Dan Loeb Pretty Sure Argentina’s Got This

Argentina has nine days to pay Paul Singer—or does it? Sure, a second default in 13 years will probably keep the country from tapping the international debt markets until President Cristina Kirchner’s son Máximo follows father and mother into the Casa Rosada in nine to 13 years or so. But who needs to make good on one’s commitments when one can just loudly proclaim that one has done so without actually doing so and then call on Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin for a bailout? Read more »

Everyone, that is, except for President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner, for now. Read more »