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Cablegate: Council of the Americas Conference: Goa Charm Offensive

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EINV ECON ENRG PREL VZ AR
SUBJECT: COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE: GOA CHARM OFFENSIVE

Ref: (a) Buenos Aires 1545
(b) Buenos Aires 1544
(c) Buenos Aires 1519
(d) Buenos Aires 1517
(e) Buenos Aires 1514
(f) Buenos Aires 1456
(g) Buenos Aires 1415

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Summary
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1. (SBU) The GoA used this year's Council of the Americas conference in
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The GoA: Upbeat and On-Message
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2. (SBU) On August 7, key GoA Ministers and Cristina Kirchner addressed
Planning Minister Julio de Vido, Finance Minister Miguel Peirano, Forei

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Planning Minster De Vido: What Energy Crisis?
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3. (SBU) Planning Minister De Vido, as in his recent public and privat

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Cabinet Chief Fernandez: Transiting Purgatory
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4. (SBU) Chief of Cabinet Alberto Fernandez lauded GoA economic perform

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BCRA Governor Redrado: Passing Market Volatility Test
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5. (SBU) Central Bank (BCRA) President Martin Redrado defended Argenti

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Economy Minister Peirano: Industrial Promotion Focus
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6. (SBU) Like his peers, Peirano ratified the main pillars of the econ

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Candidate Cristina Kirchner: Few Specifics, But...
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7. (SBU) The Council of the Americas conference was re-convened in the

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Private Economists: Call to Realism
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8. (SBU) Standard & Poor's sovereign analyst Sebastian Briozzo and Merr

9. (SBU) Goldberg called the decline in the primary budget surplus to 2

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Ambassador's Dinner i/h/o Council President Segal
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10. (U) On August 6, Ambassador hosted a dinner for COA President Susan

11. (SBU) A number of the guests arrived after attending a ceremony at

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Comment


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12. (SBU) At the conference, private economists' warnings on growing di

13. (SBU) Given Cristina Kirchner's large lead in the polls, many priva
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