Argentina Tries PR To Fix Economy

Argentina's Ministry of Economy is paying Zemi Communications $300,000 a year for media relations, reports O'Dwyer's PR Daily. Meanwhile, current President Eduardo Duhalde asked the World Bank to let it delay repaying $800 million in loans that come due this week according to a New York Times article. "Zemi Communication's job is to pitch the Ministry's revitalization efforts with financial institutions and the international press," O'Dwyer's writes. Zemi Communications president and founder Alan Stoga used to work at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's firm Kissinger Associates, where he did economic and global privatization consulting.