The insider view on the latest Central Bank restrictions
Néstor Kirchner had a routine that he followed religiously during the years of his presidency. Every day he called the Central Bank to know how many US dollars were in its foreign currency reserves. After that, he called the Treasury to know the latest on tax collection and spending. No matter whether he was sitting in the presidential residency or in the middle of a long international trip, every day he took the pen and notepad from his coat and wrote down the status of the country’s dollar and peso accounts.
Despite having worked as Kirchner’s cabinet chief, Alberto Fernández was not as careful as his former boss.