Alberto Fernández Says Pope Will Help Renegotiate IMF Debt

Argentina's President seeks support to restructure the country's foreign debt of some US$59 billion.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a chilly period, Pope Francis seems to have reconnected with Argentine politics. On Friday, the Pontiff welcomed Alberto Fernández to the Vatican and, according to the Argentinean president, showed a willingness to support his countrymen in renegotiating the debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Argentina's greatest economic challenge, which is threatening to push the country to the brink of disaster.

"I always ask for help (...) and I know he . . .

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