President Alberto Fernandez was shown this Wednesday together with the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massain an act in the province of Mendoza, where the train to Palmira started up after 30 years without that service.
The public appearance of the Head of State and the Minister of Economy, who traveled together to the province of Cuyo, comes after the tensions that took place within the Government last week after knowing the escalation of inflation to 6.6% in the February month.
Also, as posted Ramon Indart in PROFILEit transpired that in recent days Massa and Fernández they argued on the phone and the Minister of Economy questioned the off the record of the presidential environment in which his management is criticized and which also deepens the internal one in the Frente de Todos. However, from Casa Rosada they categorically denied any operation against Sergio Massa.
Governor Rodolfo Suarez and the Minister of Transportation, Diego Giuliano, were also present at the event. There, Fernández referred to the current economic situation and maintained that he is “fighting every day to recover Argentina in a very complex present” and remarked that “in any corner of the homeland the State is present.”
“That in these difficult times no one gives up. In politics there are different views. You have to remember and have a memory,” said the head of state.
On the morning of this March 22, the Minister of Economy had met with bankers to explain details of his decision that all national public bodies exchange their holdings of bonds in dollars under foreign legislation for public titles in pesos to be issued by the Treasury.
The meeting began after 9 o’clock in the Belgrano Hall of the Ministry of Economy. There were the secretaries of Economic Policy, Gabriel Rubinstein and of Finance, Eduardo Setti; the head of the advisory cabinet, Leonardo Madcur; the president of the Central Bank, Miguel Pesce and the head of INDEC, Marco Lavagna, among others.
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The return of the train between Mendoza and Buenos Aires after thirty years
President Alberto Fernández led the White March for the return of the train that connects Palmira, in the province of Mendoza, with the city of Buenos Aires, after 30 years without that service.
“Today the train has arrived in Mendoza and that is everyone’s achievement,” said the President, mentioning it as one of the goals of his management, which is to “federalize Argentina.”
According to official information, technical personnel from Trenes Argentinos traveled in the formation from Retiro, from where they left on Tuesday night, to the Mendoza city of Palmira –passing through Justo Daract– to control the general condition of the tracks and enable the regular passenger service between the City of Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
In a statement, the Minister of Transportation of the Nation reported that with the extension of the long-distance San Martín railway line to the Palmira station, 55 localities will be reconnected in the country through the reactivation of the passenger train.
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The extension of the passenger service of the San Martín line that will connect Buenos Aires with Mendoza, passing through Córdoba and San Luis, included the integral improvement along the almost 400 kilometers that separate the town of Justo Daract and the Palmira station, said the Transportation portfolio.
On the trip from Retiro (Buenos Aires) to Palmira (Mendoza), the estimated passengers are around 450 to 500 per train, considering the ascents and descents; and the San Martín line will have 22 intermediate stations: José C. Paz, Pilar, Mercedes P, Franklin, Rivas, Castilla, Rawson, Chacabuco, O’Higgins, Junín, Alem, Vedia, Alberdi, Iriarte, Rufino, Laboulaye, Gral. Levalle, Vicuña Mackenna, Justo Daract, Beazley, La Paz and Libertador General San Martín.
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