In Argentina, Some See a Détente Among Leaders

By Nick Burns

Tensions appear to have eased among Argentina’s president and vice president. What does it mean for upcoming IMF negotiations?

In an interview with La Nación published on December 8, Argentine President Alberto Fernández declared “I am the one who decides.” Meanwhile, his powerful vice president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wrote in an open letter that she “is not the one holding the pen” regarding the potential of a much-heralded upcoming deal with the International Monetary Fund. Is there a new détente between the Peronist partners in power – or is this just another temporary truce It’s a vital question for the future of Argentina, bruised by the pandemic and with inflation running near 50%....

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