Visiting Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez confirmed Monday in Buenos Aires the joint issuing with Argentina of a new sovereign South Bond and proclaimed that Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is already the president of the Argentines.
"Even the stones are repeating itÃÂ¢€Ã‚Â¦some will get mad with me for what I'm saying but even stones in Argentina and Venezuela are saying that Cristina Kirchner is the next president" underlined Chavez. The Venezuelan president who this Tuesday is expected in Uruguay recalled that his country has given financial support to Argentina to the tune of over four billion US dollars through the purchase of sovereign bonds and highlighted that the region "no longer needs support from international financial organizations". Late afternoon Monday Chavez and President Kirchner signed several energy and financial agreements and later shared dinner at the Olivos presidential residence. "When we know how strongly Argentina is growing and the energy needs existent in the Southern Cone, then the situation concerns us in Venezuela", said Chavez. The Venezuelan president is on a Latinamerican tour that also includes Uruguay, Bolivia and Ecuador. As to the remarks of the Jewish community in Argentina "rejecting and feeling ashamed" of Chavez visit given his administration's close links with Iran, the Venezuelan leader replied through the press "don't get upset, it's bad for your health". "We're more interested in the political will of integration, which is what moves us. We're signing agreements on specific issues of regional significance", added Chavez.