Buenos Aires Herald
December 19, 2012
Should the abrupt replacement of Argentine Ambassador to Washington Jorge Argüello by the Foreign Ministry’s International Economic Relations Secretary Cecilia Nahón be read as presidential whim, palace intrigue or a deeper strategic shift? Most pundits attribute Argüello’s demotion to a Lisbon posting to a recent clash with Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno but at least three other top officials should be considered decisive in the change. One is Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof — academically, ideologically, generationally and personally closer to Nahón than almost anybody else in the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.
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