This time it is the turn of Orlando Ferreres to be investigated, after he had the temerity to publish an inflation index that differed drastically from the government’s widely-questioned figures (he thinks prices are rising more than twice as fast). According to Ferreres, inflation is up 23.8 per cent in the last 12 month, against INDEC’s figure of 10.6 per cent for the same period. Ferreres could now face a prison sentence of up to two years for – according to Moreno – publishing bogus figures which would trigger a rise or fall in Argentine debt, enabling his clients to execute timely trades and earn a tidy profit.
There you have it folks, the road to serfdom is apparently now an Argentine superhighway, complete with open road tolling and an NSA in every car to make sure you don't comment on how expensive gasoline is. What do you expect from a President that is so long-winded and unhinged that even fellow hot air source David Cameron won't listen to what she has to say? All I can say is that Argentina may ask us not to cry, but it hasn't given us any reason.