BUENOS AIRES: Amidst growing criticism of the country’s economic policy, one of Argentina’s top government spin doctors resigned his post last Tuesday.
BUENOS AIRES: Amidst growing criticism of the country’s economic
policy, one of Argentina’s top government spin doctors resigned his post
Daniel Chirom, a key advisor to economy minister Jose Luis Machinea,
joined the Argentine government two weeks after newly elected president
Fernando De la Rua took office in December. He arrived amid much uproar,
as the government had just announced tax hikes for companies and pay
cuts for its employees.
While Chirom improved media coverage at the beginning of his tenure, the
ongoing recession and growing criticism of Machinea at home and on Wall
Street made his task incredibly difficult in recent months.
Chirom explained his departure by saying that he wanted to ’take a break
from the tiring job as politico’ and devote more time to a hobby for
which he is well known: writing and editing poetry.
Professionally, Chirom will likely return to the corporate world - he
was previously a PR manager for Visa. Chirom will continue as an
external consultant for Machinea until the government finds a
Given his government contacts, Chirom will likely have more than his
share of professional suitors. Local observers speculated that Chirom
could well return to Visa, even though the company recently hired its
first-ever PR agency, top local shop Personally.