Latin Presidents Demonstrate After Kirchner Attack

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: CNN Brasil

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