Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 19:28 UTC

Mercosur summit suspended following suicide of a top Argentine official

The Mercosur presidential summit in Montevideo has been temporarily suspended following the news that a member of the Argentine delegation had committed suicide which left delegation members in a state of shock.

Economist Heyn next to his friend Vice president Boudou (L)

On hearing the news Argentine President Cristina Fernandez suffered a decompensation and had to be taken for medical attention.

The news arrived following the presidential lunch and when the heads of state from Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo, Venezuela’s, Hugo Chavez, Rafael Correa from Ecuador and host Jose Mujica were preparing for the traditional Mercosur “family picture”.

All activities were immediately suspended.

Ivan Heyn, 33, apparently was a brilliant economist, Foreign Trade Deputy Secretary and a rising star in the new “K” generation which is sponsored by the son of Cristina Fernandez, Maximo Kirchner.

According to Argentine sources Heyn was the economics advisor of Maximo and his political movement, La Campora.

His taste for politics and ascension in the “K” group came through his close friend Vice President Amado Boudou.

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1 ElaineB (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:24 pm Report abuse
Tragic news. Such a young man.
2 Think (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:24 pm Report abuse
I hope that the editor lives up to his responsibility and erases any insulting comment about this article..........

Chau Pibe…
3 Bruce (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
Do you mean comments similar to the ones your cronies posted a few days ago when they wrongly believed Margaret Thatcher had died?
4 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:35 pm Report abuse
** 3 Brus

Ivan is not only used as a Russian name , used in few other
Latin Countries rarely......
remember similar names from different cultures
for example ...“”Ivanhoe“” from Britain............!!
5 Artillero601 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:37 pm Report abuse
Why would he commit suicide?
6 Wireless (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:42 pm Report abuse
Sure 'thunk', we'll show due courtesy for such a tragic case, and express condolences to his family, but just you remember that we do.

I expect and demand from Argentines similar consideration if such a tragedy occurs to a Brit, or Falklander, whoever they might be.

A chance to keep your word, lets just see whether you do.
7 Cruzansailor (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:44 pm Report abuse
Let the conspiracies begin! Or was he just another victim of AEA? regardless, it is a tragedy when a young man with such promise to do so much wrong dies. La Campora's rising star! There is much evil yet to come from that group. Pay close attention to your circular history Argentina!
8 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
** 7 cruz

probably he was a foreign secret service agent.... !
outcome is very normal....!!
9 JB (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:51 pm Report abuse
I have never understanded how can someone commit suicide. I think it is the worst end for a human life. The worst. Poor man, if there is another life after death, i wish he find peace there.
10 jerry (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:52 pm Report abuse
Maybe he decided to do it in Uruguay so that whatever the reason he did it would not be swept under the carpet like it probably would have been done in Argentina?
11 Artillero601 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 08:57 pm Report abuse
any suspicion of foul play? may be too soon ?
12 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:00 pm Report abuse
his faces says he is Arab origin....exactly ...!

maybe he was not really Argentine citizen.....!

outcome is very normal .....!!
13 jerry (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:01 pm Report abuse
It is too soon, but at least he did not “fall” from a high building.
14 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:03 pm Report abuse
there are no any high buildings at Montevideo to make it guarantee..!!
15 Artillero601 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:03 pm
Comment removed by the editor.
16 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:07 pm Report abuse
** 15 artio

i send my greetings to Mora & her parents ....!!
17 Sir Rodderick Bodkin (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:08 pm Report abuse
Lol @ the nutcases.
18 Artillero601 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:12 pm Report abuse
19 geo (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:17 pm Report abuse
Mora ...Felipe ' s daughter..!!
20 geo2 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:22 pm Report abuse
** 17 Sir

you know Robert FitzRoy ??..Charles Darwin's friend...!

maybe Redhoyt will tell us his suicide reasons...!!
21 Artillero601 (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:38 pm Report abuse
who in the hell is Felipe Mora?
22 Beef (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 09:48 pm Report abuse
Think - if you go back to the first article on Mercopres when Nestor died you will find that the British contributors (including myself) were highly respectful and dignified with our comments and condolences. I am the same age as this man and I would dred to think what my wife and child would be going through if I happened to die at this young age, especially in such tragic circumstances. Your pre-emptive comment is misplaced as true Brits are renowned for their integrity and respect in such cases.

God bless this man and his family.
23 yankeeboy (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 10:01 pm Report abuse
I doubt this was a suicide. It looks like a “shot across the bow” directed at CFK....
24 zethe (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 10:07 pm Report abuse
Funny how think would say that. For all i seem to remember is whenever there is an story like this referring to something British it's plagued with Argentines trolling it.

In fact i seem to remember a time where a clear majority of this website was rather annoyed at Think himself due to his unwillingness to not troll a story and just clearly insult any memory of it.

Anyway, my thoughts go to his family.
25 Raul (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 10:26 pm Report abuse
It's pathetic and sad to read that some Brits have the misfortune of others. As if your country does not this happen every day by the economic crisis that are happening.
May God rest his holy glory.
26 Beef (#) Dec 20th, 2011 - 10:41 pm Report abuse
Raul - which Brits? Which comments? I have yet to spot a disrespectful comment from any Brit.
27 Dr Carrizal (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 01:53 am Report abuse
mora = 2 or more artilleros
28 Artillero601 (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 02:26 pm Report abuse
Beef, are you referring to this post ?
29 GA3 (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 05:42 pm Report abuse
1 Artillero = 20 Carrizales

and you are the one with higher intellect?
30 Dr Carrizal (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 06:48 pm Report abuse
Mendejos - reassuring, perhaps... to see that both parts of your split personality are currently functioning - at this rate they may even enjoy Xmas... even though it took you more than three hours to come up with the second part of your answer!

My respects to Heyn's family
31 Artillero601 (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:20 pm Report abuse
People here work you moron. what do you do? clean restrooms and blog on Mercopress all the time. I swear, you are worthless !!

Obviously you are looking for a fight on your comment #27, so bring it on!! retardado mental
32 ChrisR (#) Dec 21st, 2011 - 07:43 pm Report abuse
It's certainly a strange death, but CFK managed to use the poor mans' actions to focus everything on herself by 'fainting' and “requiring 'doctors' attention”.

33 Dr Carrizal (#) Dec 22nd, 2011 - 04:45 am Report abuse
@31 You don't notice much, do you? Actually I spend very little time blogging here or elsewhere because I am gainfully employed using my Doctorate, two Degrees and a couple of Post-Graduate Diplomas. True, I was having a joke at your expense, you troglodyte, but I have no wish, unlike you, to defile this blog, which is basically an obituary to Sr Heyn.
34 xbarilox (#) Dec 22nd, 2011 - 07:51 am Report abuse
he killed himself? sure? the kirchnerists said that he was so happy, how come he killed himself? heehee
35 Artillero601 (#) Dec 22nd, 2011 - 02:33 pm Report abuse

So by using your rudimentary way of thinking, what is :“ mora = 2 or more artilleros” , is that about an Obituary to Mr Heyn?? IMBECIL !!!!

How much are the diplomas where you live Carrizal? pretty cheap , I see. and it took How long to respond?
36 Dr Carrizal (#) Dec 22nd, 2011 - 03:06 pm Report abuse
Ho hum... straining at the leash, aren't you?
Do the world a favour - go and neck yourself too
37 Artillero601 (#) Dec 22nd, 2011 - 03:59 pm Report abuse
Do you want to try? Please do...

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