Argentina president: We’ll expand economic model

November 20, 2013 • Business

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez looks to her supporters after swearing-in her new cabinet at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Fernandez remade her Cabinet this week in her first official act after weeks of rest following head surgery. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Wednesday that she’s going to deepen her government’s left-leaning economic program.

Fernandez remade her Cabinet this week after six weeks of rest following head surgery. Her appointments suggest she’ll tighten her grip on the economy, which is struggling with high inflation and dwindling foreign reserves.

“We need to continue to deepen the model so there are more Argentines included and to prevent anyone from coming to take what’s ours,” she said in her first public act at the presidential palace in 47 days.

Fernandez, who recently stopped wearing the black of mourning three years after the death of her husband and predecessor as president, Nestor Kirchner, has upset investors with her interventionist policies.

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