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Who is Santiago Caputo, the architect of victory of Javier Milei

“I want to thank that giant who has been with me in this whole process. He is a giant who mostly stays in the dark, and his name is Santiago Caputo. He is the architect of all this.” One of the first thanks from President-elect Javier Milei in his speech was from a person close to Mauricio Macri, Santiago Caputo. Who is he, what is his role in the campaign, and why does La Libertad Avanza believe he is the key to the race for Casa Rosada?

Caputo studied computer engineering for three years at the National Defense University but left to study political science at the University of Buenos Aires. He went to La Libertad Avanza with the help of his friend, the legislator and former candidate for the head of the government of Buenos Aires, Ramiro Marra; both are in high school at Belgrano School in the autonomous city of Buenos Aires. Another link that he remains from that time is the legislator Eugenio Casielles.

He joined the campaign as a candidate for the deputy seat of Javier Milei in 2021 and, little by little, became the political communication advisor most appreciated by the ultraliberal economist.

Caputo’s relationship with the PRO cannot be denied: he is the son of the former president of the College of Notaries in the city of Buenos Aires, Claudio Caputo, the nephew of Nicolás “Nicky” Caputo, the owner of the technology company Mirgor, and a “bosom friend” of former president Macri. In addition, he is also the nephew of Luis “Toto” Caputo, the former Macrista Finance Minister, who was nicknamed “Messi of Finance” and ended his administration with a loss of dollars in reserves.

Now Caputo is part of the small table of the president-elect, to the point that he is the only leader around him that he mentioned by name and surname in his first speech as president-elect, even before Victoria Villarruel, the vice president-elect. “I want to thank the giant who accompanied me throughout the process. He is a giant who usually stays in the dark and is called Santiago Caputo, and he is its true architect, said the economist during his speech.

His first steps as a political consultant were with the teacher Jaime Durán Barba, whom he approached through “contacts.” There, he met Santiago Nieto and Roberto Zapata, two PRO men who worked hard on the Cambiemos campaign in 2015.

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