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Indignant Protests Follow Argentine President Cristina Kirchner in NYC During Meetings of UN General Assembly

Hundreds of Argentines Stage Cacerolazo Outside Kirchner's NYC Hotel to Protest Corruption, Inflation and Erosion of Democracy in Argentina

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Cristina Kirchner faces indignant protestors yet again as she attends the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, NY this week. Kirchner has seen growing disapproval from Argentines over her record of rampant government corruption, costly currency controls, strident press intimidation, crackdowns on independent judges, and threats against independent statisticians reporting accurate inflation statistics.

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Beyond the rising in-country resistance to her rule, President Kirchner has faced increasing pressure from the international community over these issues and more, including the unprecedented decision by her government to maintain its stark defiance of rule of law and refusal to comply with over 100 U.S. court judgments which require them to honor her government's debts owed to private creditors.

The impact of the government's bad policies have outraged Argentines both in-country and abroad. Protests of many kinds, called "Cacerolazos," (pictured) have broken out in numerous countries since November 2012. 

According to protest organizers, Argentines living in New York City will gather outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel today at 5:30 pm to protest Cristina Kirchner after her speech at the UN General Assembly.  This group, identified on Facebook as Repudio a C F K en Nueva York, is the same group that organized the 200+ person protest against President Kirchner in September of 2012.  According to its Facebook page, the group will be staging another protest today, September 24, near Columbus Circle in New York City. The Twitter hashtag is #24SNYC. 

On Tuesday, Kirchner was also met with photos of the protests posted on a large, lighted Times Square billboard along with headlines capturing the frustrations of the Argentine people.

For more information about ATFA, please visit www.atfa.org

The American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) is an alliance of organizations united for a just and fair reconciliation of the Argentine government's 2001 debt default and subsequent restructuring. Our members work with lawmakers, the media, and other interested parties to encourage the United States government to vigorously pursue a negotiated settlement with the Argentine government in the interests of American stakeholders.

 

 

SOURCE American Task Force Argentina




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