Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has alleged in an emotional address that the US and a number of local business interest groups are plotting to topple her administration and even assassinate her.
Kirchner declared on Tuesday that certain Argentine business and banking institutions are conspiring to oust her government by hoarding crops, stockpiling cars among other pressure tactics.
The top Argentine official further insisted that on her recent visit to Argentinian Pope Francis, she was alerted by police of a purported assassination plot against her by ISIL terror elements.
Meanwhile, shortly after the US Embassy in Buenos Aries issued a warning to its citizens residing in Argentina to take additional safety precautions in the South American country, the irritated president underlined that “when you see what has been coming out of diplomatic offices, they had better not come in here and try to sell some tall tale about ISIS trying to track me down so they can kill me.”
“So, if something happens to me, don’t look to the Mideast, look north” to the United States, she declared at the Government House.
Kirchner also vowed that Buenos Aires will investigate financial institutions operating in the blue-chip currency market that threatens to destabilize the country’s economy.
“Exporters who have lost money have Argentina in a vise … so do the car company executives who tell consumers they have no inventory when they do …. What they are all waiting for is a devaluation,” Kirchner added.
Argentina is engaged in a debt row with a number of US hedge funds.
The investors, led by NML, cheaply purchased Argentine government bonds following the country’s 2001 default.
However, full repayment of the debt is now demanded by the hedge funds, though Buenos Aires refuses to submit to the demand.