President Mauricio Macri discussed with the media the Bahamas case that revealed he had 18 pesos million in the tax haven. “Truth is I did not even realize, honestly,” the head of state said.
“First, I had the money in a traditional bank of the US and Switzerland, the Merrill Lynch. The Merrill Lynch is purchased by a Swiss bank that has its address in the Bahamas, so it is not that the money was in Bahamas, it was in a European country. Truth is that I did not even realize, honestly,” the president said in an interview with the “El Tribuno” newspaper of the province of Salta that was published today.
“I am the politician that more transparency has showed regarding its personal situation, I have always declared everythin,g” he affirmed.
Macri analyzed the country’s economic situation as well.
“The first stage, so that there is investment that leads us to employment, is to get out from inflation, and that we will make it in the second semester as I promised.”
“In 2017, we will grow again. After five years, growing again is vital,” he said.
“There are sectors that are already growing and others that are in recession, they are not level with each other. We are seeking to protect the jobs we have and protect the level of activity, but at the same time, by the hand of investment, to create a different dynamic,” Macri insisted.
“There have been attempts by a minority to create turmoil and problems, but there is a lot of hope in Argentina,” he said. “I have to be infinitely thankful to all Argentineans for accompanying me, for supporting me, for understanding that if I am making these sometimes difficult decisions to tell the truth about the economy it is because I clearly think this is the way.”