President Fernández accuses Macri of indebting Argentina | News
The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, accused ex-president Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) this Sunday of causing a disaster that will affect several generations of Argentines after contracting a multimillion-dollar debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
President Alberto Fernández celebrates Argentina’s agreement with the IMF
In an interview granted to Desiguales space on public television, the Argentine head of state indicated that his government was forced to face and resolve a problem that it did not generate, with serious consequences for this country.
Regarding the agreement with the financial entity to refinance the debt of 45,000,000,000 dollars, the head of the Executive specified that the negotiations lasted two years and ended when Argentina barely fell into default.
According to Fernández, there was no other option and that they stood firm and put conditions. “The agreement does not prohibit us from investing in education, it does not limit the performance of public works, there are no losses in terms of labor law or health,” he stressed.
According to the president, this fight was very tough. “They are going to continue saying that changes must be made, but Argentina does not need reforms, but rather growth. Today we are facing this situation due to the irresponsibility of those who indebted us,” he added.
Fernández commented that his country has a difficult road ahead of it, but he assured that currently the conditions are different. “If we didn’t come to an agreement, this year we would have to pay $19 billion and next year $20 billion, which was not possible,” he said.
In his opinion, an imminent default was postponed. “Sometimes we have to make decisions that don’t satisfy everyone,” he pointed out. In addition, he mentioned that the fundamental thing was to think about the development of this nation and defended unity as an indispensable condition to confront the right and neoliberalism.
“I want us to reach 2023 with an Argentina on its feet, capable of projecting a future,” he said. However, he claimed that he will not leave any person without assistance. “In two years we created more than one million 800 thousand jobs and today the unemployment rate stands at seven percent, the lowest since 2014. We are committed to production, social development and growth accompanied by the distribution of riches,” he said.
He denounced the media attempts to show an alleged breakdown of the Frente de Todos, the official party, and stressed that the political formation will continue working for the good of Argentina.