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Argentine Economy Chief Massa Discussed IDB Job With US Senators

  • Deadline for candidates to join IDB presidency race is Friday
  • Lawmakers said Argentine Economy Minister could win backing
Sergio Massa

Sergio Massa

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US senators recently discussed with Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa the possibility of him becoming a candidate to lead Latin America’s top development bank, with the American lawmakers saying they believed that he would have a good shot to win.

Massa discussed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank, as the Washington-based lender is known, with senators including Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, according to people familiar with the meeting, who asked not to be identified without permission to speak publicly.