May 20, 2013
CFK launches nationwide developments, blasts banks
In a round of video conferences, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a regional lab for genetics research in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro province; some new 40 homes as part of an affordable housing urban development programe in Mar Chiquita, BA province; and infrastructure works at the port of Southern Greater BA district of Avellaneda.
Likewise, Fernández de Kirchner criticized bankers for their absence during Thursday night speech at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange to mark its 158th anniversary, and announced the government has downed the last 2.2 billion-dollars payment of the BODEN 2012 bond -the bond was issued during the financial meltdown of a decade ago and extended to people with confiscated savings.
“They were notoriously absent”, Fernández said today and added, "There were no Argentine or foreign bankers to be seen.”
The Chief of State also sent a message to CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano by saying that “strikes, blows and threats” won’t generate any positive results. “There is no use of shouting louder”, Fernández remarked.
Fernández de Kirchner also enjoyed the opportunity to comment on the ongoing murder trial of Workers' party activist Mariano Ferreyra, who was shot dead after clashes between outsourced Roca train line workers and Railway union members almost two years ago.
The President called the crime a very “emotional case” and stated her son -Máximo Kirchner- used to say that the “bullet that killed Ferreyra also grazed his father's [late President Néstor Kirchner] heart.”