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Argentine Patagonian province governor killed in New Year in ‘strange’ incident

Monday, January 2nd 2012 - 00:40 UTC
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The Governor of the Argentine Patagonian province of Rio Negro died in the early morning of the first day of 2012 after having allegedly received two shots in the face. Governor Carlos Soria, an ally of President Cristina Fernandez had ended last October 28 years of opposition dominance of his province. Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    Stalin couldn't have done it better... say no to the Bloody Widow and this is what happens :)

    One shot is an accident, two shots to the head is two accidents?

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hands Off

    The first shot was suicide. The 2nd shot was to make sure the 1st worked.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 2 that is bloody funny hahaha

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    Could there be something strange happening in Agentina? Argentina government official commits suicide in Montevideo - Argentina consul commits suicide in Bolivia - Argentina governor dead from one or two shots (conflicting reports)??

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    'Alberto Weretilnek, one of the first to arrive at the farm and who will succeed him'

    Funny that.....

    her 'the gun just went orf in my hand!'
    Weretilnek, ' is he dead?'
    her ' I don't know'
    Weretilnek, ' give me that thing....'

    BANG!!!

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 05:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    geo,
    Who did it?
    & why?
    was his wife set up or did she find him with the maid?
    so he was head of SIDE? mmmmmmmmmmmmm, which side? :)

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Of course it could have been a 'domestic', or even an accident.

    Accidents do happen,
    especially to those who can provide the rallying point for an emergent alternative/opposition to those that hold the power, even if they ostensibly belong to the same party.
    Chavez has certainly taught us all a thing or two, though many across this great continent didn't need any teaching.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    3 Deaths in less than 20 days. A little suspictious imho.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    The wife is now to be tried for murder. And another Argentina politician, mayor of Rio Negro, has gone missing.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It's either consolidation or payback for killing CFK's lover. Could be a nice little war they have started between Duhalde and CFK.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yd1982

    Just a little geographic clarification: The capital of Rio Negro province is Viedma, not General Roca as stated in this article.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    There is a conspiracy here,
    In Iran experts are being mysteriously killed, some say the yanks are doing it,
    Even the Russian were at it , in London some time ago,

    Strange then that argie ratchet up the sabre rattling and then mysteriously argentine officials start to get killed,

    But who’s secret service is committing these dead end jobs,
    And the list keeps growing,
    Our residential [geo] should investigate.
    .

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    ** 6 isol
    no i didn't do it ........!!

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Can you prove that ?

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 13 This is proof you did it, we saw what you did, geo!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJ2GhatR0M&feature=related

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    And another one dissapear.
    http://www.clarin.com/politica/Rio_Negro-intendente_desaparecido-Catriel-Carlos_Johnston_0_620338109.html
    4 in less than 20 days!

    Good thing i have my passport, european citizenship, etc in case Sh#t hits the fan.

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 16 How about Punta? It's not as far away as Europe. We'll be there in three weeks, you should think about it. It's another option :)

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Its an interesting place. However, you are not out of danger being there and if are looking for you, they will find you there.
    The whole region is turning into a fascist state. Better get your stuff ready just in case!

    Jan 02nd, 2012 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hands Off

    Punta is the greatest place on earth.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    We can be sure of one thinh here however the murderer will be punished unlike the murderer of Princess Diana or the latest victim to be founded on the Queens Sandringham estate

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    20. Again, Are you Irish living in Argentina? How come you refuse to answer?
    BTW Argentina ranks pretty low on The World Justice Project Index..you would think an Irishman living in Argentina would know the difference between a country that respects the rule of law and one that doesn't but what do I know....
    http://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/Argentina_CP.pdf

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    this is the second government member killed this month and they are both CFK supporters, I think Argentina needs a service like the CIA working for Argentina president to protect her and other government leaders, lets never forget that the CIA and MI6 as well as mossad are still working terrorist organizations.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Do you think it might be a good idea not to try to adopt anti-Western policies? Could the UK and the US destroy argentina? Of course they could.

    Hello, argentina. Do you think that you can oppose combined UK/US armed forces. In fact, what are your chances of opposing unrestricted UK armed forces?

    300+ troops per flight + up to 4 Typhoons. 30 cruise missiles per submarine targeted, initally, on Buenos Aires. Objective? Destroy Argentina.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Conqueror,
    could you try a little subtlety in your postings.
    “Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!” really does not do it for me.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    @23 is confirmed for an ignorant chav.
    Your pathetic warmongering doesn't work here.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    murderer of Princess Diana or the latest victim to be founded on the Queens Sandringham estate////were they killed in argentina then ??

    this was about argentina was it not,, not anti brit again,
    to punish a criminal, first you must catch him,
    As for CIA FBI C15, im sure argentina has her very own secret service, every body else does, go on line and find out,

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Geoffrey you have to have a little patience with poor conqueror.He lives in pain the poor man and his wife well you know when you cant bend your back.Well it sands him off the rails a little the poor old chap.Dont worry nobody takes him very seriously.
    Certainly Briton we were discussing the situation in Rio Negro but some people dont even have a little sympathy for a tragic situation.So fight fire with fire except when you know somebody is in pain like Conqueror.You have to feel pity for some people you know.

    Jan 03rd, 2012 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Argentina
    • President's Office
    o Secretariat of Intelligence (SI) – Secretaría de Inteligencia
     National Intelligence School (ENI) – Escuela Nacional de Inteligencia
     Directorate of Judicial Surveillance (DOJ) – Dirección de Observaciones Judiciales
     Federal Counternarcotics Service (SEFECONAR) – Servicio Federal de Lucha contra el Narcotráfico
     Argentine National Gendarmerie Intelligence (SIGN) – Inteligencia de la Gendarmería Nacional Argentina
    • Ministry of Defense
    o National Directorate of Strategic Military Intelligence (DNIEM) – Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia Estratégica Militar
    • Ministry of Justice
    o Federal Penitentiary Service Intelligence – Inteligencia del Servicio Penitenciario Federal
    o Airport Security Police Intelligence – Inteligencia de la Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria
    • Ministry of Interior
    o National Directorate of Criminal Intelligence (DNIC) – Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia Criminal
    o Argentine Federal Police Intelligence – Inteligencia de la Policía Federal Argentina
    o Buenos Aires Police Intelligence (SIPBA) (Buenos Aires Police Intelligence) – Inteligencia de la Policía Bonaerense
    o Argentine Naval Prefecture Intelligence (SIPN) – Inteligencia de la Prefectura Naval Argentina
    • Ministry of Economy
    o Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) – Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera
    • Intelligence Department of the Joint General Staff of the Armed Forces (J-2)
    o Military Intelligence Collection Center (CRIM) – Central de Reunión de Inteligencia Militar
    o Army Intelligence Service (SIE) – Servicio de Inteligencia del Ejército
    o Naval Intelligence Service (SIN) – Servicio de Inteligencia Naval
    o Air Force Intelligence Service (SIFA) – Servicio de Inteligencia de la Fuerza Aérea

    .

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 01:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @28 briton,
    Just how many intelligence services do they need?
    They would be getting each others way!
    geo-which ones are you in? :)♥

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    I used to work in a section humerously called 'university intelligence' (= Strategic Marketing).

    Unlike the above, #28, this was not an oxymoron.

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    yes, just trying to prove to, 27 O gara
    that each country has its very own secret service,
    not just the big ones,
    mind you they need to be a lot better, if they hope to solve this one,
    before the next one gets it ?

    Jan 04th, 2012 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    With 30 odd top military people sacked since Christmas, CFK is stripping out the old guard. The charges are 'spying on the Kirchners' and it goes back a long way.
    All these intelligence organisations are there to keep the political class in power; the military are their greatest threat.

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    As always .

    Jan 05th, 2012 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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