Sunday, October 31st 2010 - 15:46 UTC

Argentine president retakes activities Monday and Tuesday will attend rally

The family is currently resting in his new house in Rio Gallegos

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will resume her presidential activities on Monday and will travel to Córdoba province to head a rally on Tuesday. Córdoba Governor Juan Schiaretti confirmed the presence of the Head of State at the Renault local plant for the presentation of a new car.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 19:01 UTC

For The Economist, Kirchner’s death represents “The end of an era”

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli, “the man to watch”

With the passing of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, The Economist forecasts “the end of an era”. The president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is widowed, politically as well as personally, so what happens now, asks The Economist.

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 08:29 UTC

“It’s back to business”, President Cristina Kirchner instructed her ministers

Interior minister Randazzo called for responsibility from governors and mayors

Argentine Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will rapidly return to work” (most probably next Monday) and added that governors and mayors from all the country “have the responsibility of supporting her” for the future of her administration

Saturday, October 30th 2010 - 08:28 UTC

After two days of spontaneous popular support Kirchner is laid to rest in Rio Gallegos

The cortege leaves Buenos Aires for Kirchner’s home town in Patagonia

The coffin carrying the remains of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner was buried late Friday at the family’s pantheon in his home town of Rio Gallegos in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, where he died last Wednesday following a massive heart attack.

Friday, October 29th 2010 - 06:32 UTC

Nestor Kirchner is to be buried at a private ceremony in Rio Gallegos

Hundreds of thousands queued for the last farewell to the former president

Former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner's funeral service is to continue until 10:00am Friday, the time at which his remains will be transferred to Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz province, Patagonia where the burial is set to take place. Kirchner is to be buried at the local cemetery and the family will hold a private ceremony.

Friday, October 29th 2010 - 06:31 UTC

China, the Pope, Obama, PM Cameron, Mrs. Clinton pay homage to Kirchner

“An extraordinary leader of Argentina and an old friend of the Chinese people”

The government of the People's Republic of China expressed on Thursday the Asian nation's “sorrow for the loss of former president Néstor Kirchner.”

Friday, October 29th 2010 - 06:17 UTC

South American presidents give their full support to Cristina Kirchner

Four presidents, side by side, next to the Kirchner family at Government House

South American Presidents of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Paraguay met Thursday at the wake of former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner, where they expressed their condolences to widow and current Head of State Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Friday, October 29th 2010 - 04:49 UTC

Timerman anticipates Cristina Fernandez will run for re-election in 2011

Unasur next month will define a successor to Mr Kirchner, said Timerman

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman anticipated that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will be again president of all Argentines, although admitting that the decision to be or not to be a candidate “rests on her”.

Friday, October 29th 2010 - 04:06 UTC

Argentine bonds post big gains and stocks hit new record

Investors are betting on a more business friendly environment following the death of Mr. Kirchner

Argentine bonds posted big gains and stocks hit a new record high Thursday as markets anticipated a more business-friendly environment following the death of former president Nestor Kirchner.

Thursday, October 28th 2010 - 06:16 UTC

Fraga: Cristina Kirchner chance to finally play her role as President

Only thirteen months before Mrs Kirchner steps down

The disappearance of Nestor Kirchner generates multiple uncertainties and signals for the first time in Argentine history that the absence of someone who is not the president can cause such a situation and so many questions, writes Rosendo Fraga, Argentine historian and political commentator.


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