President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Since August President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in a bid to stanch the biggest drop in reserves in 11 years, has settled arbitration disputes at the World Bank, revamped the country’s economic data at the request of the IMF and agreed to compensate Repsol SA for the expropriation of its stake in YPF SA.