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    Apologies in advance, because this is going to get long, but we need to talk about the Trump Tower in Argentina for a second.

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    Earlier today it was reported that Trump spoke to Argentine Pres. Macri, & during call asked about approval for a TrumpTower in Buenos Aires

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    Then Argentina and Trump said "haha jk that never happened," media said "cool, no prob," and now it seems as if the story is being dropped.

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    Which, I hope to god I'm wrong about, that this story isn't just being forgotten, because Trump's Argentina deal has all kinds of red flags.

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    Backstory: In 2012 TrumpCo and YY Development Group (Argentina) partnered up to build Trump-brand tower in Uruguay lanacion.com.ar/1532390-un-soc…

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    The partners also had future plans to make a Trump Tower in Buenos Aires (TTBA), but knew they'd have trouble getting lots, imports, etc.

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    Eric Trump went to Uruguay a lot to work on deal, and is closely involved with the project. Also is personal friends with YY's execs.

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    Trump's Argentina partners include Yaryura & Yellati. They were in "the bunker" on the night of the election, and chilled with Eric Trump.

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    In fact, the next morning after election, Yaryura and Yellati had breakfast with Eric. lanacion.com.ar/1954714-elecci…

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    But let's get back to Trump Tower Buenos Aires. Around February 2016, YY had submitted plans to Buenos Aires seeking approval for plans.

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    Though as of Election Day 2016, YY was "awaiting the City Government's approval to begin the work" on TTBA. arq.clarin.com/arquitectura/T…

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    Relevant side note: approval comes from Horacio Rodríguez Larreta. He's super close bros with President Macri.
    lavoz.com.ar/mundo/dos-cord…

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    Back to election night, where Trump defies the odds and wins the election. He unexpectedly becomes president elect of the United States.

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    President Macri is like, "o shit, this is awkward," because, TL;DR, he and Trump have a history together that's worthy of a soap opera.

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    Also Macri had been openly cheering for Clinton's win, sooo yeah. Getting in touch with Trump and patching things up becomes Priority #1.

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    "[T]he Argentine government was very worried and occupied in establishing an urgent link with the tycoon."
    abcmundial.com/noticias/argen…

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    "President Mauricio Macri asked his entire cabinet for an urgent approach to the team of the president-elect." mdzol.com/nota/703873-la…

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    Then they find a solution. Someone remembers that Yaryura, developer behind TTBA, has a direct line to Eric Trump.
    radioarroba.com/noticias/60/ar…

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    The Argentinian government calls Yaryura, and explains the situation. On Nov. 11, Yaryura connects Chancellor Malcorra with Eric Trump.

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    Malcorra & Eric have a "cordial" chat but Macri doesn't get to speak to Trump yet. Eric tells Macri he has to wait. mdzol.com/nota/703873-la…

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    "There will be a conversation when Trump's agenda allows it: he has to assemble teams and we do not hurry," says a Trump official.

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    On Nov 14, Trump's schedule clears, and he & Macri have chat to catch up on old times. About golf games, Miami/NY business deals, I assume.

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    The next day, Nov 15th, YY announces construction on TTBA will commence in June 2017, and will be completed in 2020. panampost.com/raquel-garcia/…

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    Susan Simpson

    Also see this link for the 11/15/16 announcement (but Spanish), w/ similar info as above: ecos.la/11/Emprender/2…

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