Wednesday, April 17th 2013 - 08:06 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and Mujica could overcome incident at Maduro’s ceremony in Caracas

Argentina and Uruguay presidents could hold an unofficial meeting next Friday in Caracas when they attend the taking office ceremony of Venezuelan president next Friday, according to Montevideo diplomatic sources.

The old lady and the cross eyed man with their Uruguayan friend

Contacts between the neighbouring leaders are frozen since Uruguay’s Jose Mujica was caught last week with an open microphone using pejorative language to refer to his peer Cristina Fernandez and her late husband Nestor Kirchner.

“We are hopeful contacts at the maximum level will be resumed. We know it’s hard for both sides, Cristina and Mujica. But the Uruguayan president has apologized publicly in his radio program and has also sent a personal letter”, said Uruguayan sources. “Caracas is an excellent place and circumstance since spot lights and microphones will be monopolized by Maduro”.

The same sources added that ‘this has not been an impediment to proceed with the established bilateral agenda and this week talks have resumed in several issues which are of great interest to Uruguay”.

The incident which made headlines across the world occurred when President Mujica was overheard with an open mike saying that “the old lady is worse than the cross-eyed” in reference to Cristina and Nestor Kirchner. However in the same conversation Mujica acknowledged that “he was more political, she’s so stubborn”.

This week Uruguay’s first Lady and Senate Speaker Lucia Topolansky again referred to the situation but tried to lower the tone of the incident arguing it was “something minor” and remarked that “public discourse” is different from an “in-house comment”.

On Monday Uruguay’s Deputy Foreign minister Roberto Conde travelled to Buenos Aires to meet with Argentine Foreign ministry representatives in order to discuss issues such as the dredging of the Martín García channel. This was the first meeting between the delegations of both countries since Mujica’s comments.

The comments led the Argentine government to make a formal protest calling the statements “insulting”, “unacceptable” and “denigrating”. Last Thursday, Mujica apologized for the statements made, asking for his “sincerest apologies for any way he may have hurt those affected” and sent a letter to President Cristina Fernandez.

Curiously, Topolansky shifted blame onto news agencies, remarking “these spy microphones end up discrediting the press,” even though Mujica’s statements had been made in front of an official microphone. The Uruguayan first lady said that both governments had decided to be silent over the matter because of its insignificance and that the media should try to highlight this instead of looking for a “scandal”.

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1 British_Kirchnerist (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 08:29 am Report abuse
Great =) Its significant that this reconcilliation is coming as both great leaders stand in solidarity with Venezuela against the violent anti-democratic opposition...
2 JuanGabriel (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 09:06 am Report abuse
Forget Carbon dating, you can date a photo of CFK by the percentage of plastic in her face
3 Anbar (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 09:16 am Report abuse
does anybody know who BK is talking about?
4 British_Kirchnerist (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 09:19 am Report abuse
#2 You can date a photo of Cristina by her increasing (from an initially very high point) level of beauty =)
5 Faz (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 10:04 am Report abuse
This is more accurate :
6 andy65 (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 10:30 am Report abuse
He said what he thinks about the botox queen and no amount of ass licking will change it
7 Falkland Islands (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 11:26 am Report abuse
Just proves that Uraguay is more important to Argentina, even though they would not admit it! I believe that if more of the SA countries were a bit tougher on Arg, the Arg would not tend to bully them, they would just resort to winging just like they do with Britain.
8 Captain Poppy (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 01:54 pm Report abuse
#4 BK you have extremely low standards. Yopu must be one ugly fuck if you trully think she lloks good. You both must have been beat with an ugly stick.
andy65.....that is so very true......there are people that see a pile of cowshit and see art in it. BK's erotic thoughts over asslips kirchner is a classic example. I bet bug eyed nasty nestor made asslips turn her facial lips into anal lips she he can always look her in the face and see what she truly asshole.
9 Faz (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 02:29 pm Report abuse
Thatcher was better looking than Pinochio. Made of iron too not botox.
10 yankeeboy (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 03:08 pm Report abuse
The day of the flood, they had to get her up and out of her daily lithium induced stupor and rushed her normal routine.

That is the telling photograph.
She really looked worn out and like some disoriented old hag.

This is probably very similar to CFK's morning routine:
11 ynsere (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 03:11 pm Report abuse
Seems CFK referred to President Mujica as a goose.
Seriously though, the personal relationship between CFK and Mujica will make not a hoot of difference, and that's been amply proved. Argentina will continue to lie to and bully all and sundry, because that's the nature of the beast.
12 Conqueror (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 04:30 pm Report abuse
@1 Your spelling is atrocious. The word you were looking for is “grate”.
@4 You can date a photo of “Cristina” by dendrochronology. Not only ring-dating but she's barking as well.
13 Think (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 05:16 pm Report abuse
Article says....:
“Cristina Fernandez and Mujica could overcome incident at Maduro’s ceremony in Caracas”

I say....:
What incident?
14 Audi Consilium (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 07:21 pm Report abuse
Poor old Mujica Scabbers, summoned by Belatrix Le Strange and the rest of the Death Eaters for an ' Attitude Correctional Session' :) Will need more that a sheet of blotting paper old son to prevent a serious caning.
15 Britworker (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 08:52 pm Report abuse
Oh I can picture the scene, he will have had his first bath of the year, drenched in cheap aftershave clasping a half eaten box of ferrero rocher, shaking with clammy hands and bad breath.
She will be stood facing away from him, trying to pout and glare or as best as the collagen and botox will allow her to.
Oh the south american drama.
16 Truth_Tellіng_Trοll (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 09:41 pm Report abuse
It might get stressful for ol' Pepe.

He best be doing more of this before the meeting:
17 warteiner (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 10:22 pm Report abuse
Ohhh good old mercos**t, have anyone seen the coment under the picture of the Kirchner's and Mujica? How pathetic is that. I thought a news agency is ment to be serious and inpartial. I guess it is the inbred genes of the islanders that do not make them see things that way.
18 Truth_Tellіng_Trοll (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 10:59 pm Report abuse
17 warteiner
We should learn from their contempt for their enemy. They attack us at every opportunity and what do we do? Nothing. What would you prefer? A fawning article like this one in our national newspaper of embarrassment?

Our arch-enemy Thatcher dies and we have to suffer this sycophantic article praising the great lady. Their tentacles reach in to the heart of our freedom. We are so much more pathetic than them.
19 ElaineB (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 11:23 pm Report abuse
@17 I thought it was hilarious.
20 Conqueror (#) Apr 17th, 2013 - 11:29 pm Report abuse
@17 Well, wart, seemed quite funny to me. How about “The old hag hiding her rings with the thieving cross-eyed git and the frightened incompetent from Uruguay” Far more accurate.
18 Sorry Tit, you haven't reached up to the level of “contempt” yet. “Disgust” - yes. “Cretinous” - yes. “Festering” - yes. “Gullible” - yes. “Ignorant” - yes. “Juvenile” - yes. “Mendacious” - yes. “Puerile” - yes.
21 John Troll the 3rd (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 03:12 am Report abuse
If there is something good to come out of all the impostors out there (Truth_Telling_Troll... only one of a kind and he has long been gone into immortality), Nostrolldamus the 13th, etc... is that it proves who are the fools here, starting with Conqueror who eats it up wholesale.
22 Brazilian (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 02:19 pm Report abuse
What does Cristina Kirchner's look have to do with anything? Criticizing her policies is one thing, but criticizing her looks is simply immature. I guess by the UK's beauty standards that Margaret Thatcher was some hot piece of *ss.
23 Simon68 (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 03:01 pm Report abuse
22 Brazilian (#)
Apr 18th, 2013 - 02:19 pm

By what right do you instigate criticism of my President?????
24 John Troll the 3rd (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 04:38 pm Report abuse
Caption: “The old lady and the cross eyed man with their Uruguayan friend”

Can we now drop the pretense that Mercopress is an objective news source? It is an editorialized point-of-view ideological website. Period.

No news organization would use that caption if it actually wanted to give some fairness to both sides.
25 British_Kirchnerist (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 08:44 pm Report abuse
#22 “I guess by the UK's beauty standards that Margaret Thatcher was some hot piece of *ss”

No, really no. But Tommy Sheridan was considered a very handsome young man and George Galloway's nickname was Gorgeous George, while Kate Bush wrote a song to Ken Livingstone =)
26 Stevie (#) Apr 18th, 2013 - 10:47 pm Report abuse
And it's official. All is fine between Pepe and Cristina. Pepe will hitch-hike to Venezuela on Tango 01.

27 British_Kirchnerist (#) Apr 19th, 2013 - 11:18 am Report abuse
#26 Excellent =)

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