Outside of the environmental disaster happening in the Argentine delta, the biggest news of the day was the resignation of that country’s minister of economy Martín Lousteau.
According to sources, Lousteau’s economic viewpoints did not coincide with the president’s especially as the country faces one of the biggest industrial crises in recent weeks. His position was compromised when he mentioned to the media there that the president’s policy as far as retentions were considered by him as illogical.
Lousteau was one of the up and coming young stars in the Argentine political scene. His incorporation in to Fernández’ s cabinet was part of the plan that the would be established to become closer to the United States. This would not be the case as she then turned around and vowed to be friends with Hugo Chávez.
Carlos Fernández was announced as Lousteau’s replacement late last night as both President Cristina Fernández and her husband Néstor Kirchner selected him. This decision was not taken to heart by the members of the Argentine opposition. Members like Elisa Carrió mentioned that " the true (minister) was the former president." . " This shows that Cristina (Fernández) stance in various issues is weakening."
Fernández is a very knowledgeable politician, as compared to the novice Lousteau. He would be a viable option to open channels of dialogue between different parts involved in the inflationary crisis.
Kirchner was in the city of Mendoza attending a Justicialista rally where they would be formally honoring Juan Marchena as the new party leader in the Argentine province. Kirchner took over as the leader of the party on Wednesdayand his rhetoric began talking about the firmness that the government when negotiating with the meat industry in the next few days.