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Argentine President Cristina K's 28-Tweet, 30-Minute Anti-IMF Rampage

President Kirchner lets loose on Twitter...



BUENOS AIRES - Twenty-eight tweets, 30 minutes, countless personal references...and one target. Argentinian President, Cristina Kirchner has vented all her frustrations about the IMF via her official Twitter page.

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No hashtags were used in the social-media rant on Feb. 2, but a link to her 2,330 word Facebook note was attached as Kirchner condemned what she said were inaccurate statistics about Argentina's GDP and inflation rates.

Kirchner began her tweet string with an ode to her late husband, Néstor Kirchner, and his criticism of the IMF. "Yes Néstor Kirchner. My partner. The one that the same people who got tired of aggravating, now say how good he was and that with him "this" would not happen".

Sí. Néstor Kirchner. Mi compañero. El que ahora los mismos que se cansaron de agraviarlo dicen qué bueno era y que con él “esto” no pasaría.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

She soon returns her focus to the IMF, asking why they could not warn against the crisis. "Where was one of its ex-directors when the Bankia, whom he directed, had to be bailed out with thousands of millions of euros?"

Dónde estaba uno de sus ex directores cuando el Bankia, que él dirigía, debió ser auxiliado con miles de millones de euros?

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

Then, she pulls on some heartstrings, pointing out the tragic statistic of unemployment in Spain as well as the youth majority who are displaced. "Today Spain has 26% unemployed, most young people, displaced. In which statistics do these tragedies figure?"

Hoy España tiene 26% de desocupados, en su mayoría jóvenes, y desahuciados/desalojados. En qué estadísticas figuran esas tragedias?

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

A few seconds later, it’s back to IMF bashing, as she proclaimed that Argentina had been an “exemplary student”, following every rule and guideline given during the economic crisis in the late 1990s.

"Argentina. Exemplary student of the IMF in the 90's followed each and every one of the recipes and when it exploded in 2001 they let go."

Argentina. Alumna ejemplar del FMI en los 90 que siguió todas y cada una de las recetas y cuando explotó en 2001 le soltaron la mano.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013
She questions the IMF's efficacy against the European debt crisis, asking why instead of Argentina, did they not sanction their own Directors.
"Do we know of any sanction of the IMF against those who got rich and melted the world? No. The number 1 measure the IMF has taken is against Argentina."

Se conoce alguna sanción del FMI, alguna decisión sobre quienes se enriquecieron ellos y fundieron el mundo?

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

No. La 1° medida que toma el FMI es contra Argentina.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

She almost accuses the IMF of having a vendetta against Argentina: “It seems to be the true source of anger for the IMF. "Argentina is a bad word for the global financial system of robbery and its derivatives.”

Parece ser la verdadera causa del enojo del FMI. Argentina es una mala palabra para el sistema financiero global de rapiña y sus derivados.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

She finishes up by saying it's so against Argentina, clarifying what she means by FBI.

"FMI+FBI against Argentina. Dont be scared, the FBI is the International Vulture Fund."

FMI+FBI contra Argentina. No se asusten, el FBI son los Fondos Buitres Internacionales.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

The concluding tweet returns to more standard presidential rhetoric: “We are still working and governing as usual for the 40 million Argentines.

Nosotros seguimos trabajando y gobernando como siempre para los 40 millones de argentinos.

— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 2, 2013

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