The vice president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchnerindicated this Tuesday in Buenos Aires that you don’t “matter” if she is finally sentenced for the ‘Road case’, for which she received a sentence of 6 years in prison last December and perpetual disqualification from holding public office.
“Ultimately, I am not interested in whether they are going to condemn us, if they are going to disqualify me, they are going to put me in jail… I don’t care. What matters, fundamentally, is that we return to rebuild a democratic and constitutional state, in which the guarantees of the Constitution are not painted cardboard. This it is”, said the former president (2007-2015), who announced that she will appeal the aforementioned sentence.
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Fernández participated in the closing table of the day “Popular will and democracy: from the military party to the judicial party, threats to democracy”, organized by the Puebla Groupa forum that brings together progressive leaders from Latin America and Spain, such as “back” to the vice president for what he considers a judicial persecution against him.
Sitting among the former presidents of the Government of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (2004-2011) and from Ecuador Rafael Correa (2007-2017), Fernández referred to ‘lawfare’ (judicial war) comparing it to military regimes.
“What is ‘lawfare’? What the military party was to the popular governments of the 20th century in Latin America, the ‘lawfare’ is exactly the same to the national, popular and democratic governments of the 21st century.”, indicated the vice president.
In her opinion, the cases of ‘lawfare’ or what she called “criminalization of politics” you have to see “with income redistribution”.
In this sense, he considered that “the stigmatization” and the “persecution” have “other goal“different from”re-impose an economic model“, what is “discipline the leaders of the national popular camp”.
Fernández boasted of the Kirchner governments (2003-2015) and expressed his wish that Argentina return to the way it was at the beginning of the 21st century, of which the recovery of “memory, truth and justice”.
“Rebuild a country like the one we once had, because it can be done, because we did it once and because Peronism did it in the last century and because they also did it with the construction of the homelands or the great Latin American homeland in the XIX century”, he said between palms and applause from “Christina, president”.
The Puebla Group convened this international meeting as “back” to Cristina Kirchnerwithin the framework of III World Forum on Human Rightswhich is being held this week in Buenos Aires.
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This discussion forum was created in 2019 in the Mexican city of Puebla and includes leaders such as the aforementioned Rodríguez Zapatero and Correa, the Bolivian Evo Moralesto Colombian Ernest Samper and to the brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -the latter absent-.
Nor did another of the group’s founders attend, the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandezalthough several of the participants highlighted her figure as fundamental to organizing this tribute to the vice president.
This tribute was to be held last December, but the event had to be canceled at that time due to the former president’s positive for covid-19.
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