Florentino Perez is like Rocca or Macri: mega-entrepreneur of great public works. President of Real Madrid, he became the owner of a super-league that the state and the directors of Boca and the river have deceived the Argentinians. Today can be your vacation. It will be convenient because a bitter drink will come after the game. On Wednesday, 12 o'clock, he will be interrogated in Congress to determine his responsibility for the illicit financing of Spanish conservatives. Perez's money is of global origin, including Argentina.
For Spanish magazine Forbes, Don Florentino is Chief Executive Officer of the Kingdom. And Real Madrid, the world's finest football club. Pérez is the CEO of ACS, a 200,000-employee construction company set up in 1997. In 2016, it has $ 36 billion in revenue and has earned $ 855 million in net income.
Mr. Pérez, at the same time ACS's main shareholder, managed to create a global deployment. ACS has consequences in Southeast Asia, Germany and Latin America. In Argentina, his conquests went beyond football. ACS is the sixth public procurement valuer, with burial activities and brilliant trajectories in a very expensive item being national: the tax.
Mauritius Makri has been intensively engaged with Pérez since 2009. This year, as head of the Buenos Aires government, he asked Don Florentino to do business in Argentina. He did it during a tour of Madrid, in which he strengthened his ties with the People's Party of José Maria Aznar and Mariano Rajoy. PP was always a model for Pro.
A huge fact that united Perez with Makri came in July last year when European giant Abertis renewed the concession for the Accesso Oeste and Accesso Norte highways for 12 years until 2030. For 119 kilometers of the first, they spend 85 thousand cars a day. About 56 kilometers from the second, 77 thousand. According to the Europa Press agency, the two rebates give $ 60 million a year to Abertis' earnings.
Abertis is controlled by Atlanta and AAC after a $ 19 billion operation that has made the new group the world's largest motorway concessionaire. The Spanish construction company Perez owns 30% of the shares. The German subsidiary of ACS, Hochtief, 20% minus one share. Atlanta, Benetton, owns 50%.
Another fact that brought Pérez and Macri together in a common theme was the prospect of profitableness that would reach the Spanish friends of the president. On May 10 this year, the influential Spanish website www.elconfidencial.com put this title: "Florentino Perez takes responsibility for the Abertis crisis in Argentina." He added that Pérez "heads the team that is negotiating with the Macri government to minimize the reduction of 250 million euros due to the possible withdrawal of concessions on two highways in Buenos Aires."
For the ACC, the origin of what he considers to be a problem is the mixture of strength increases and devaluation. According to El Confidencial Digital, this combination would lead to a triple danger, "as his presence as a construction company (mainly through Dragados) and materials (via Cobra) will join Abertis, accessing Buenos Aires, generating revenue of 250 million a year ".
Researchers have confirmed that "Florentino Perez's team at the AAC estimates the impact of the Argentine crisis, especially on the newly banned Abertis." They say they are restless about the devaluation and investment commitments signed in 2017 before the 2018 exchange rate. "What is really worrying now is Argentina's investment commitment of nearly 700 million that Abertis had signed in 2017 . " He managed to extend the contract.
When profits fall or do not rise as expected and manage friends, work has to be done. "The president of Real Madrid considers that this will be the second market in which the ACS will be penalized after Spain, so that, according to the sources used, Perez appeals to the Argentine Executive to minimize the offense," writes journalists.
The Macri Group is the basis for tolls and tolls are in conglomerate DNA, which has grown under state aid with significant leaps in the dictatorship and during the management of Carlos Menem. One of its leading companies, Sideco, managed to own 23% of Ausol's shares with Abertis and Italian Impregilo.
The embarrassment of public and private interests has become so scandalous that even the government has noted. At the suggestion of the Anti-Corruption Office, the decree to extend concessions by 2030 was signed by Vice President Gabriella Miceti and not by Macri. They also signed Cabinet Director Marcos Penya and Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich.
The initial concession was granted in 1994 by the Government of Menneme. The contract extended by the state includes compensation for previous work.
This newspaper published on August 3, 2017 a complaint by Margarita Stolbiser. Judge Daniel Rafacas began investigating whether Mauritius McRae had taken advantage of his family by raising the Autopista del Sal charge before the group sold his shares four times the price of 2015. Stolbizer wondered why Macri "He did not sell his shares when he took over and only 15 months later." With the increase, Autopistas del Sol canceled the debts and paid dividends. Makri was selling after the stock rose. One of the buyers was Natal Inversiones, partner of ACS at Abertis.
The link between the costs and benefits of the toll business has always been the concern of the Macri Group and the ACS.
This equation holds Don Florentino very active throughout the year. On November 27, the Ministry of Transport and the National Road Administration signed a resolution of 2369 on the tolls on the two busiest highways. The phrase, which is repeated, has two words: "redistribution of tariffs".
So far, both the government and the critics of the resolution, apparently for various reasons, presented it with a closed issue. It's not so Or almost not like that. The issue of tolls is open, as is clear in the following order, and this follows from the read decision:
- In February 2018, Dietrich and the then national highway administrator, Javier Iguassel, called for audiences to raise tariffs in both access.
- The Ministry of Transport and the Department of Roads, who have led Mabel Gutiérrez since the changeover from Iguacel to energy, have since encouraged tariff increases to be applied "after the end of 2018".
- The new interest rates will take into account the fall in vehicle traffic and, as if the cement and employee salaries were updated in dollars, would take into account the accumulated depreciation of the dollar as of December 31, 2016.
- Companies are now obliged to submit the new tariff schedule and put it in an "institutional space for expressing opinions and suggestions from stakeholders". One part will be face-to-face. The other, online.
- The resolution naturally clarifies that "the opinions and proposals submitted during this procedure will not be binding". He says it twice. If there is a participation, this is not noticed. And if you notice, do not force anything. That's why the process is not closed, but almost. Or is it open, but almost not. As a final between Boca and the river.
The South American football confederation, known as Conmebol, was the visible side of the decision to move the super-final from Boca and the river to Spain. The official version is that the game can not be played in Monetary on Nov. 24 because the fan Mattias Firpo opens a bottle in the microphone window that took the Boca players. Certainly very little will approve Firpo's behavior, which first admitted his statement to the court. But to drive the match from Argentina just for him sounds like an alibi. This is like thinking that the main reason for the First World War was the Bosnian Gavrilo Principle when he murdered the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Conmebol Prime Minister, Paraguay Alejandro Dominguez, who in turn is Vice President of the International Association of Associated Football, was a key factor in building official history. He graduated from Kansas with links to the marketing business, and reached both positions after the scandal of corruption stemmed from a US investigation. Together with the Italian-Swiss Ginny Infantino, FIFA President, Doningsez was one of the special guests of Gallus Colon within the G20 on Friday, November 30th. Neither he nor Infantino chairs the countries. But maybe FIFA and Conmebol explain part of financial globalization with the movement of white money and black money.
For malicious, chronology is juicy. A Resolution on Transport and Roads was signed on 27 November. At 29, Conmebol decided to play at the Real Madrid stadium. The 30 Macri, Dominguez and Infantino shouted excitedly at Colon. Obviously, each process has its own development. Do match dates match? It is possible that what is not accidental is the constant interruption of interests between the SP Conservatives of Argentina, the Argentine Conservatives of the Prosecutors, the public affairs, the taxes of Perez and Macri, the political and economic life of football in Real Madrid, the Boca River, the river and life in the boxes.
In addition to Pérez ACS shareholders include the March family, Miquel Fluxá Roselló and the duo known in Spain as "Los Albertos" by Alberto Alcoser and Alberto Cortina. Both are cousins and hold the title of being the richest men in Spain. They were married to two sisters, Alicia and Esther Colfowitz, a family linked to the great structures. But the one who really weighs is Florentino, who shares ACS with Real Madrid in this order of importance for his daily agenda.
Perez is a great friend of Makri's great friend, former government president Mariano Rahoy, leader of the conservative People's Party. He had to leave office on June 1, when the judge found that he had lied to a case of illegal funding of the LP. Separately from business and politics, Rayois and Perez joined the sea delicacies of Badullak, a tasty restaurant in La Coruña, where they often meet with the president of the Galician government, Alberto Nuñez Fayo, and the director of ABC Bieito Rubido. When Parliament voted for a censure against him, Rajoy had spent seven and a half years in the government, 15 as the top PM and 38 in public careers. Now you will have time for seafood.
Rajoj's departure coincided with another: French Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid's Technical Director. "If Rajoy is free, Florentino Perez can sign it," jokes sports journalist Isais Lafouente. "He has many people on the bench." There is some knowledge between the deputy bench and the bench of the defendants. Everything is interrupted when football is mixed with politics and big capital.
On February 12, when he finished the end of the year and Reyes was over and there was nothing left of a hangover, Rajiy would have to appear in the congress committee that already quotes Pérez and investigating the illegal funding of the PA. Before the holidays, on December 12th, your friend Florentino must be present. ACS is among the companies that gave money to the former treasurer of PP Luis Bárcenas. In Peres' appeal, all parliamentary groups agreed, less, of course, MPs. The Socialists agreed that we could even liberal citizens.
The Congress of MEPs investigates the details of the concession of works in exchange for alleged bribes or commissions.
In prison in Soto del Real, Barganski was sentenced to 33 years imprisonment for the Gurtel case. He just filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Spain, saying he was "a simple annuity through income annotation and donation payments."
Exactly Barnesas included Don Florentino. In a phrase that may sound often in Boca or in a river, he said, "The PO has the Bernabeu box for work." Bernabeu is the Real Madrid stadium. Barcaines said it was a "joke" to imagine that Perez had used it as an intermediary when the ministers passed through their box. "With the level of interaction that Florentino Perez and Juan Miguel Villar-Mir have, nobody thinks they will use the match manager," he said. Born in 1931 and an employee of Francisco Franco, the marquee of Villa-Mir is also a construction entrepreneur and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs with Rajoy.
Another of Guertel's accused, Francisco Correa, told the court that he had no idea that it was a crime to give gifts to political leaders in exchange for decency. He narrates as a natural fact that Bernabeu's box was the scene of major operations. "This country's ministers, former presidents of the government of this country, are working in many Latin American and Middle East countries," he explained. He added: "A football team from this country organizes the season on a distant continent in a distant country that I have never been to, and two months after returning I read in the press that one of its companies are related to this football team, China, Japan and the United States are common destinations for the friendly matches of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Correa said that entry into a box of Real Madrid costs five thousand euros per person, but ministers, presidents and judges are invited and do not pay. And that he did the same. "I invited my companies in the best way because they were good customers."
"It seems that 2015 is a crime in the Penal Code, not before," he said ironically. Yes, I admitted that Correa had hidden the funds abroad. "Well, they are starting to shut up in Spain to put all the citizens in the role of tax havens in prisons," he told the victims.
Pérez immediately complains to Correa, event manager, born in Casablanca in 1955, and likes to be called Don Vito, for Vito Corleone of El Padrino. He was first imprisoned in Balazar Garzon prison when Garzon was still a judge before the Franco regime's vendetta and Augusto Pinochet's Spanish fans. A fan of Barcelona, the other calling of the magistrate was the arch. But he always had a disgust at the lobbyists' pitch, this category of people, the wind is spraying, and the taxes are stacked.