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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 09:46 PM

Paul Singer’s gushing praise makes awkward reading for Argentina's Macri.

The government’s relationship with some of the most influential players in global finance drew attention yesterday, after a gushing profile written by vulture fund boss Paul Singer praising President Mauricio Macri was published.

Singer, who made billions of dollars thanks to the government’s recent deal with holdout funds, wrote a profile of Argentine President Mauricio Macri as part of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” special edition, in which the Argentine president was named alongside such leaders as U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese head of state Xi Jinping.

“Macri has removed Argentina’s currency controls, allowing more freedom for trade. He has pledged to reintegrate Argentina into the global economy, seeking private investment from abroad,” Singer wrote, hailing the president as “a champion of reform.”

On the same day other reports emerged indicating the government’s improved relations with credit rating agencies and the International Monetary Fund, Singer praised right-wing leader strongly. Singer also claimed the president “has taken action to end the 15-year default that has kept the country in economic exile since 2001.”

“Macri still has important tasks ahead of him... but if he lives up to his promise, Argentina may finally do the same,” Singer concluded.

The billionaire stands to benefit greatly today from some of those Macri decisions, as the country is expected to pay $2.4 billion to his Cayman Islands-based hedge fund NML Capital in order to settle a decade-long legal conflict that began when other holdout bondholders refused to accept Argentina’s 2005 debt restructuring and sued the country in New York courts. According to Columbia University School of Business Professor Martín Guzmán, those bonds were originally purchased by Singer in 2008 at around $117 million.

When other holdouts are added to the bill, Argentina’s payments today will amount to more than $9 billion.

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/213054/paul-singer%E2%80%99s-gushing-praise-makes-awkward-reading-for-president
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A $2.4 billion payout for a $117 million bad faith investment, and that's the thanks Macri gets? The political attack ad practically writes itself with this one.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:41 AM

1. It's best if his photo gets to be published all over the world, just everywhere.

Here he is, folks, Mr. World Class @$$hole, friend of Macri the Affordable, Paul Singer.

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He should be recognized everywhere he insists upon appearing. Recognized, and called out for his great deeds.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 12:20 PM

2. That the only guy TIME could find to vouch for Macri was the guy that just got $2.4 billion from him

is telling in itself.

I see he had some work done. The old buzzard looks good; better than his rent-a-judge, anyway.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:45 PM

3. What a startling photo! Imagine sitting at a red light when that car slid up, with him inside!

Some people would lose consciousness.

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Your photo is amazing! And horrible!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 05:55 PM

4. That's him. The bribeful dead.

It turns out Judge Greasa is retiring - presumably to his Montana ranch.

Three guesses as to who really paid for that.

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