The Internet Is Obsessed With Argentina's Gorgeous Economy Minister

Argentina defaults on its national debt but at least the man delivering the news looks nice.

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Argentina has just defaulted on its national debt repayments. Again. But the internet is just obsessed with Axel Kicillof, the country's gorgeous economics minister.

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Kicillof was made economy minister late last year by Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and tasked with renegotiating his country's national debt, which is mainly owned by overseas bondholders.

Despite Kicillof's efforts, Argentina was declared on Wednesday to be in default by debt rating agencies. The South American country says the US hedge funds who are refusing to accept a pay cut are "vulture funds", preying on a struggling nation. The US hedge funds think Argentina is a financial basket case and want their money, even if that means the Argentinian economy will suffer. The hedge funds won.

Still, the financial world is quite glad to have a chance to see more Axel Kicillof press conferences.

Any offer from Axel Kicillof is an attractive offer, amirite, ladies?

Felix Salmon@felixsalmon

Any offer from Axel Kicillof is an attractive offer, amirite, ladies?

4:07 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@felixsalmon Ugh Felix I'm trying SO HARD not to make a million jokes about how hot he is so as to appear like a Serious Journalist.

Shane Ferro@shaneferro

@felixsalmon Ugh Felix I'm trying SO HARD not to make a million jokes about how hot he is so as to appear like a Serious Journalist.

4:08 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not an actor, but #Argentina's minister of Finance Axel Kicillof to steer Argentina away from debt default today.

Kenneth Abraham@curacaoken

Not an actor, but #Argentina's minister of Finance Axel Kicillof to steer Argentina away from debt default today.

12:18 PM - 31 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@felixsalmon You have to hand it to Argentina. They do broke and inept government with such sexy panache.

Mrs Toad@toad_mrs

@felixsalmon You have to hand it to Argentina. They do broke and inept government with such sexy panache.

4:16 PM - 30 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can you please ensure that in our next election that we get an Economy Minister like Axel Kicillof #hot argentina

Marketing Eye@MarketingEyeUS

Can you please ensure that in our next election that we get an Economy Minister like Axel Kicillof #hot argentina

9:40 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite