Mauricio Macri headed to Davos in a commercial flight (unlike his predecessor, who skipped Davos but whose private jet was paid by the people of Argentina). He’s scheduled to meet with David Cameron,
The new Argentinian president, Mauricio Macri, will meet David Cameron at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week in a warming of ties that have long been chilled by a dispute over the Falkland Islands.
The one-on-one talks, which were confirmed to the Guardian by a senior aide on the eve of Macri’s flight to Europe, underscore a softening of rhetoric over the islands following last month’s change of government in Buenos Aires.
It makes for a good photo-op for domestic consumption, and a charm offensive for everybody else.
The Financial Times reports that Macris’ government will announce a
$5bn loan from a group of international banks led by JPMorgan and HSBC to boost central bank reserves
and a proposal on the defaulted hedge funds.
In other Macri news,
President Mauricio Macri moved to allow Argentina’s air force to track and forcibly take down illegal drug-smuggling flights into the country, prompting critics to say Wednesday that he should be consulting the congress on such matters.
Meanwhile, As Nisman Death Anniversary Falls, Argentina Renews AMIA Investigation Efforts.