Just days after Miami mayor Tomas Regalado visited Argentina to promote investment in Miami real estate, the president of Argentina has fired back.
Saying that she had read a report that Argentines had purchased billions worth of property in Miami, President Cristina Kirchner yesterday sarcastically congratulated her countrymen on their purchases. Kirchner added that she would prefer an apartment in Paris.
The highly unpopular Kirchner government has imposed strict capital controls designed to prevent Argentines from moving money out of the country. Kirchner’s economic policies have been blamed for sending the economy into an inflationary tailspin.
Watch Kirchner’s comments (in spanish) here: http://tn.com.ar/politica/la-ironia-de-cristina-con-los-compradores-argentinos-en-miami_399651