Senetor Aníbal Fernández today declared he regretted his comments admitting he had American dollars saved during a time of government controls.
“I lost my temper, now I regret it,” the former Cabinet Chief and Frente para la Victoria leader said this morning. “I was wrong and now I realise the situation.”
His apology comes after an outburst yesterday by Fernandez while being questioned by reporters. “I save dollars because I feel its my right to do so,“ he claimed he brought dollars while it was legal, firing back at reporters questions. “I also do not want to lose money and eventually I will end up selling it.”
But Senator Fernández affirmed his belief that those who have dollars should sell “when you have the opportunity… I will sell my dollars when there is as little [money] to lose as possible.”
Meanwhile, former education minister, and economist Juan Llach came forward this morning criticising the government policies on the dollar.
Llach spoke on the radio program Cada Mañana, claiming that the dollar is a “son of inflation.” He criticised the government and the measures they have taken against buying the dollar.
“The government’s diagnosis is not very good. The cultural problem is inflation, not the dollar.” Llach also complained that barriers to international importations are “slowing economic activity.”
As the controversies raged back in Buenos Aires, two Argentines were found crossing the border at La Quiaca in Jujuy with $135,000. The two suspects admitted the money was to buy dollars in the Bolivian city of Villazon over the border.