Why The Argentine President Is Focused On The Falklands

Image: Santa Cruz in Argentina and Falkland (Wikipedia)

The Argentine President And Her Empire In The South — The Telegraph

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has been quick to accuse Britain of ‘imperialism’. But, as Ian Mount and Philip Sherwell write, she has been creating a rather impressive empire of her own.

She succeeded him as president in 2007, has worn more than 200 different black outfits in the 15 months since his death and is now enthusiastically championing his campaign to claim the Falklands as Argentine territory.

As Cristina Kirchner aggressively pursues her late husband Nestor’s political legacy over the islands, she dispatched her foreign minister to the United Nations on Friday to complain that it is Britain that is “militarising” the South Atlantic, 30 years after Argentina invaded the territory.

But Mrs Kirchner is also building on another dynastic inheritance – the fortune that the duo amassed as they worked their way up Argentina’s political ladder with a ruthlessness, panache and ambition that earned comparisons to a modern-day Eva and Juan Peron.

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My Comment: Sighhh … it always comes down to the money.


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