The authorities of Latin American countries demonstrate, this Friday (2), in solidarity with Argentine Vice President Cristina Kirchner.
She suffered an attack on the door of her house, on the night of this Thursday (1) in Buenos Aires. According to the Argentine Federal Police (PFA), a Brazilian man was identified as the author of the assassination attempt and is being held.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández said the .380 pistol had five rounds and did not fire despite being fired.
He declared a national holiday in solidarity with Kirchner and said that the attack “deserves the most energetic repudiation of the entire Argentine society. From all political sectors. Of all the men and women of the republic, because these facts affect our democracy.”
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has yet to comment on the matter.
See below the manifestations of other Latin authorities and former presidents.
Gabriel Boric, President of Chile
Chilean President Gabriel Boric wrote on Twitter that “the attempted assassination of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández deserves the repudiation and condemnation of the entire continent.”
“My solidarity with her, with the Government and with the Argentine people. The path will always be brainstorming and dialogue, never weapons or violence,” she added.
The attempt to appoint the vice-president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, deserves the repudiation and condemnation of the entire continent. My solidarity with her, the Government and the Argentinean pueblo. The path will always be the debate of ideas and dialogue, never weapons in violence.
— Gabriel Boric Font (@gabrielboric) September 2, 2022
Luis Alberto Arce, President of Bolivia
Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce said: “We emphatically repudiate the attempt on the life of Sister Cristina Kirchner, Vice President of Argentina. From the Plurinational State of Bolivia we send all our support to her, her family, the government to the Argentine people.”
We emphatically repudiate the attempt against the life of the sister @CFKArgentinavice president of #Argentina. From the Plurinational State of #Bolivia We send all our support to her, to her family, to the government and the Argentinean pueblo. #TodosConCristina pic.twitter.com/UmuK0jjqOa
— Luis Alberto Arce Catacora (Lucho Arce) (@LuchoXBolivia) September 2, 2022
Pedro Castillo, President of Peru
Peruvian leader Pedro Castillo took to Twitter to express “all solidarity with Vice President Cristina Kirchner and the Argentine people”.
“The Peruvian government condemns the attempt on his life today. We repudiate any act of violence,” he wrote.
All my solidarity with the vice president @CFKArgentina and the Argentinean pueblo. The Peruvian Government condemns the attempt that occurred today against his life. We repudiate any act of violence.
— Pedro Castillo Terrones (@PedroCastilloTe) September 2, 2022
Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro also expressed solidarity with Kirchner. “We vehemently reject this action that seeks to destabilize the peace of our brother Argentine people. The Great Fatherland is with you, companion,” he wrote on Twitter.
We send our solidarity to the Vicepresident @CFKArgentina, before the attempt on his life. We strongly repudiate this action that seeks to destabilize La Paz del hermano pueblo Argentinian. ¡La Patria Grande is with you compañera! #FuerzaArgentina #FuerzaCristina pic.twitter.com/BEqRsYIMjl
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) September 2, 2022
Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of Cuba
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said he was “dismayed by the attempted assassination of Cristina Kirchner.” “We transfer our solidarity to the vice president, the government and the Argentine people,” he posted on Twitter.
Since #Cubadismayed by the attempt to sign @CFKArgentinawe transfer all our solidarity to the vicepresident, to the government and to the Argentinean pueblo.#TodosConCristina #FuerzaCristinahttps://t.co/n7n2b8CyMR
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) September 2, 2022
Evo Morales, former president of Bolivia
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales also spoke out. “We condemn the cowardly assassination attempt on our sister Cristina Kirchner,” he wrote.
“The criminal and servile right to imperialism will not pass. The free and dignified people of Argentina will defeat him,” she added.
We condemn the cowardly attempt at magnicidio against nuestra hermana @CFKArgentina. All our solidarity with the vice-president. La Patria Grande is with you hermana. The criminal and servile right to imperialism in the country. The free and worthy pueblo #Argentina will defeat her. pic.twitter.com/oKQe5oI2BZ
— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) September 2, 2022
Source: CNN Brasil