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When the Kirchners are over, Argentina will be a “minefield not a country”

Tuesday, February 8th 2011 - 05:22 UTC
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Former Santa Fe governor Senator Carlos Reutemann Former Santa Fe governor Senator Carlos Reutemann

According to new Wikileaks cables unveiled by Spanish daily El Pais, Argetnina’s former Santa Fe governor Carlos Reutemann told US diplomats that “whoever comes after the Kirchner administrations will inherit a mine field” instead of a country.

The leaked cables say that during a meeting he held with US government officials, Mr. Reutemann (several times presidential hopeful) also said that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “had not fulfilled everyone’s expectations” adding that a series of measures taken by her “would have a negative repercussion on whoever becomes president after her.”

“It will be hard for us to go back to normal,” he said, as he explained that Argentina felt like “a mine field.”

The documents also mention that the former governor was also upset with the Argentine people. “They expect a saviour to fix all their problems within 24 hours.”

Regarding the presidential primary elections process, Mr. Reutemann allegedly said that “the whole process lacked clear rules” and praised Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli, who he believes has got what it takes to become the ruling party’s candidate.

The cables also say that Reutemann believed that Néstor Kirchner “promoted an anti-US sentiment in the population for political gain”.

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  • I

    Reuteman ?? didn't this guy drive cars ?? what is he doing talking about politics, send him back to the tool shed, what did mr reuteman ever built ?? man first cavallo then reutema, boy president Chritina must be doing everything great to have leaches like reuteman and cavallo crawl out of their den to do their filthy deeds for the enemy, maybe the tax on his BMW parts was too much for him this morning.

    Feb 08th, 2011 - 07:44 am 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Yeah... formula one, granted. However, he does have a point, I think he knows what he's talking about more than we do.

    Feb 08th, 2011 - 08:33 am 0
  • NicoDin

    Hey Bros this cable has 2 years old when he was with Duhualde.

    Now he is looking for the queue where says “I’m lost, Cristina New supporters here please” haha
    “El acuerdo, alcanzado el sábado, determinó que el kirchnerismo y el reutemanismo vayan juntos a las elecciones del 24 de julio, en las que el PJ intentará recuperar el control de la provincia”

    So he is looking now for a deal to go in the same list with Cristina in October as Duhalde cannot win even in a race of limping.

    Clarin picked up the old cable because is desperate seeing that Cristina can be elected for another 4 years.

    And the group cannot influence this govt. in the cases against the Clarin Group for illicit association with the militaries to get Papel Prensa, the 2 kids kidnapping and the illegally adoption by the director of the Group (Herrera Noble), fraud against the state and manipulation of shares, etc, etc, etc.

    Feb 08th, 2011 - 09:27 am 0
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