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Leaked Diplomatic Cable Shows that Argentine Presidential Candidate Mauricio Macri Asked US Governme

Leaked Diplomatic Cable Shows that Argentine Presidential Candidate Mauricio Macri Asked US Government for Help Against Kirchners

Accused US Officials of Being “Too Soft” on Argentine Government, Encouraging their “Misbehavior” and “Abuse” of the United States

November 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. - A leaked diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Argentina states that current presidential candidate Mauricio Macri accused U.S. officials of being “too soft” on the government of Argentina.

Reporting on a meeting between the U.S. Ambassador and Macri in November 2009, the cable, published by WikiLeaks, and previously analyzed in the book "Argenleaks: Los cables de Wikileaks sobre la Argentina, de la A a la Z" by Santiago O'Donnell, states:

Macri reprised an earlier conversation with [the then Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Thomas Shannon, the State Department’s top official for Latin America] regarding the need to set limits on the Kirchners' misbehavior and the USG's supposed "softness" on the Kirchners. He argued that the USG's "silence" on the abusive mistreatment it suffered at the hands of the Kirchners (such as at the 2005 Mar del Plata Summit of the Americas) had encouraged more of the same.

The leaked conversations are likely to be noticed in a heated presidential race where Argentina’s national sovereignty, especially with regard to Washington, has been raised as an issue. The Argentine economy was restructured in the 1990s and fell into a deep depression from 1998–2002, under the tutelage of the Washington-dominated International Monetary Fund. And last year a New York judge ruled in favor of “vulture funds,” blocking Argentina from paying its creditors. Many Argentines have become wary of U.S. influence as a result of these and other interventions from Washington that had negative outcomes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:15 AM

1. Hillary's state department? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:03 AM

2. I wonder what will be found in Ms. Clinton's emails, recently released

and at wikileaks, in this regard...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:10 AM

3. Yeah, so? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:11 AM

4. Latin America's old ruling elites are some of the most racist assholes on the planet.

And that is a high bar to get over too, but they do. Genocide is in their blood. A classic example of how too much "success" leads to moral and intellectual degeneration.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:13 AM

5. They treat their women like shit too, except for the few trophy wives and marketable daughters.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 02:26 PM

6. they'd rather say they genocided all the Patagonians than admit a single drop of Native blood

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Response to MisterP (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:20 PM

7. You'd have to see this quote to believe it!

Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitely occupying, in the name of law, progress and our own security, the richest and most fertile lands of the Republic.

— Julio Argentino Roca [12]

Jesus H. Christ. There's has been too much of this going around.

Since they didn't pay for it then, it should be repaid with wildly returned interest.

They were popular among their fellow criminal sociopaths, but let's hope they had to live each day looking over their shoulders after that.

If you can't murder outright, claim the other guy had it coming for denying you your deserved wealth, progress, jolies. Heck, make a law about it, claiming it's right to murder your new "enemies."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:22 PM

8. yeah, it definitely goes in waves: Sarmiento wanted everyone in the countryside just gone

regardless of ancestry

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:22 PM

9. Among the very worst. They were able to steal everything and never look back.

Just like the sub-human monsters who owned and operated the US plantations, and the trash that followed them.

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