President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Since her re-election a year ago, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has banned most currency purchases, made insurers bring foreign investments back into the country and forced exporters to repatriate revenue as she tries to stem capital outflows and reduce the use of dollars in South America’s second-largest economy.