Authorities echo attack on Cristina Kirchner in Argentina

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Authorities from several countries have publicly manifested themselves after Argentina’s vice president, Cristina Kirchner, was attacked in Buenos Aires on Thursday night (1st).

Kirchner was attacked at the door of his home in the Argentine capital, around 9 pm this Thursday.

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According to the Argentine Federal Police, a Brazilian man, identified as Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, 35, was detained. He is named by the police as the author of the shooting attempt.

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales stated, through a post on Twitter, that he condemns the “cowardly assassination attempt” against the Argentine vice president.

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“We condemn the cowardly assassination attempt on our sister @CFKArgentina. All our solidarity with the vice president. The Great Homeland is with you sister. The criminal and servile right to imperialism will not pass. The free and worthy people of #Argentina will defeat him,” Morales wrote.

Mauricio Macri, former president of Argentina, published: “My absolute repudiation of the attack suffered by Cristina Kirchner, which fortunately had no consequences for the vice president. This very serious fact requires an immediate and in-depth clarification on the part of the justice system and the security forces”.

Mónica Fein, president of the Socialist Party of Argentina, also used Twitter to condemn the act.

“My solidarity with @CFKAArgentina in the face of the attack he suffered. We repudiate this serious fact and demand its clarification”, published Fein.

The country’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa called the incident an “attempted assassination”.
“When hatred and violence prevail over debate, societies are destroyed and situations like these arise: attempted assassination,” the minister said in a tweet.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of Cuba, also offered his solidarity to Cirstina Kirchner after the attack.

“From #Cuba, dismayed by the assassination attempt on @CFKAArgentina, we transfer all our solidarity to the vice president, the government and the Argentine people. #TodosConCristina #ForzaCristina”, wrote Bermúdez.

Source: CNN Brasil

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