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Maximo Kirchner, the ‘favourite son’ with ever growing influence in her mother’s administration

Saturday, January 28th 2012 - 07:26 UTC
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The French newspaper Le Monde dedicated last week ample coverage to the son of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, Maximo Kirchner, 34, who has a growing influence in her mother’s administration given his double condition as ‘favourite son’ and leader of a youth group La Campora which he founded and is moving full steam ahead. Read full article

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  • MistyThink

    They say :

    Maxim Kirchner,the favorite son with ever growing influance in her family's government........

    I say :

    The methods,we employed to learn were time passed in the centuries not favoring any particular movement of history,but were instead rooted in learning everything about what had happened before,even from sources deemed --unacceptable - by the powers that be .!.......

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    The fat boy has learned to steal money just like his Mom and Dad. The Argentines are afflicted with the Peronist cancer and Maximo is the latest generation. Peronism is like a bad skin rash which you can't get rid of.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    perhaps he will follow his parents , and he to will rule argentina,
    making it a family thing ?

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SK

    Maximo Kirchner, the ‘favourite son’ with ever growing influence in her mother’s administration.

    How did this headline make it into print - Influence in?? Come on - we say influence on!! And since when is Maximo a girl - on HER mother's administration??? Dreadful.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    And ever growing girth. Didn't his father die of a heart attack? You would think he would stop whatever is giving him the munchies.

    He is being groomed to take over from CFKChaves but I cannot see him being popular with the voters.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Can anyone else see the resembalance between Hitlers Nazi regime and that of the K's regime here or am i the only one? Bear in mind that CFK and Nestor are both apparently half german.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    If she angers the Unions much ore he will probably have the same fate as Menem's son...

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Stay classy, maxi!!! :-)

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So, in summary:
    1) He has no formal appointment within the country's political system, yet told Bow Wow how to run the country when CFK was off having her neck smoothed out;
    2) Is a smart 'kid'of 34 who dropped out of Law School andd was given the family fortune to look after;
    3) He “cultivates a low profile, doesn’t give interviews and never speaks in public”, so can he speak or is he unintelligible or just shy?
    4) “Though he has a larger build than his late father, Maximo has inherited Néstor Kirchner’s gaze and casual dress sense” it looks to me like animosity in his gaze and his dress sense borders on being on that of a slob;
    5) And his crowning glory the La Cámpora movement comprised of 'rich kids'.

    Well what a catch for the country.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 04:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DouglasBlammo

    I think he's Hugo's son.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    looks like argentina has a Kirchner future then,
    not very bright and overweight, imature and lusting for power .

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    I wonder who would the writer of this article (article that is not even signed and we cannot know who wrote it) like to have influence in the Argentinian Government -I like the word Government more than administration-

    Maybe Corporations?
    Maybe Concentrated Media groups like it used to be till a few years ago?
    Maybe International Banks?
    Maybe foreign monarchies??

    I wonder if these same journalists have something to say about the influence and support that European leaders like Sarkozi and Berlusconi gave to those dictators like Khadafi or Moubarak before the revolutions in these countries, before they were shown by the media like monsters.

    Please watch the picture here:
    http://www.ferminlira.com/images/visionaire.png

    Let's trust media that support ideas and that does not change its words depending on the nationality of the leader they are writing about.

    The Government that CFK's heads is influenced by PEOPLE and masses more than her son. Saying that he could be the next president is really giving readers really WRONG INFORMATION. Nobody in Argentina can think so...

    Let's be CRITIC, stop buying headlines like if they were a Hollywood Movie.

    Do not let media wash your brains so easily, ask for proofs, ask for certainties, not for speculations. Apart from this, we live in a globalized world, much of what happen in Argentina has to do also with foreign interests.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I say.

    Unfortunately it is headlines that sell papers,
    The people are not stupid, but they all like a good juicy headline,
    No body is supposed to believe what they read in newspapers, but some believe everything and anything they read,
    For that is the power of the media is it not,
    It has the masses listening, reading, and watching, by the millions,
    It is very influential powerful and intimidating.

    .

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fermin

    @13 briton: it's true, people like juicy headlines (me included)

    On the other hand, information is important for the life of societies, that's why it should be controlled in a way, without compromising the freedom of expression.

    That is why I support the law that goes against corporate media in Argentina, the one that CFK's Government impulsed and the Congress voted.

    I agree with you about some media being “influential, powerful and intimidating”.

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    They can also be very intimidating, and accusing,
    When you try to control the freedom of the press,
    Them they claim that democracy itself is being threatened,
    That they have the right to investigate anything thus they consider is in the best publics interest,

    At this point you get the results of bad journalism and the infringements of rights, like Maxwell
    The news of the world, and the scandals that go with it, which drags the word decency into the gutter,
    Even today 4 journalist were [helping the police with their inquires]
    Controlling the press or freedom of the press, has its good and bad sides,
    But witch would you prefer??
    .

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Crown Prince Maximo?

    Jan 28th, 2012 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Anybody read Saturday's Guardian yet? The paper of choice, I believe, of the Malvinistas....
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/28/falkland-islands-belong-argentina

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    A growing number of young Argentineans’ are questioning their nation's claim to the disputed islands
    While some Argentineans’ still claim the Falklands for their own, increasing numbers are daring to say they should remain British

    As more and more wake up to the real world, they begin to understand, that the islands are British, and will remain as such,

    Sooner or later CFK will understand this,
    The sooner the better, then we can go home in peace.

    .

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 01:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • you are not first

    “The fat boy has learned to steal money just like his Mom and Dad. The Argentines are afflicted with the Peronist cancer and Maximo is the latest generation. Peronism is like a bad skin rash which you can't get rid of.”??

    I am laughing your UK criticism regarding Argentina political life in this newspaper. Where do you get your sources ? In the bathroom of your dirty pubs located along the Thames ? You guys are amazing. “

    ” growing number of young Argentineans’ are questioning their nation's claim to the disputed islands
    While some Argentineans’ still claim the Falklands for their own, increasing numbers are daring to say they should remain British

    As more and more wake up to the real world, they begin to understand, that the islands are British, and will remain as such, ”

    WHAT !!!

    I am wonder why you are so verbally distractive to something that you only have seeing in some documentary.

    By the way, is it true that fog increases colon irritation and constipation among English people? That may explain their bitter thinking and the lack of observing their own reality. Do you still live in a Monarchic land my friends. YEAP.

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 03:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    By the way, is it true that fog increases colon irritation and constipation among English people?

    And does eating all that red meat give you argies bowl cancer?

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 08:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    There is no way that censoring the press is acceptable in a democratic society. The filter we should all use is our own intelligence. But to suggest that it is right to censor the media is one of the tools of fascists.

    The suggestion that a lot of young people are not singing from the same hymn sheet as CFKC over the Falklands is exactly the conclusion I reached when talking to Argentines. It is the last concern on their agenda and think it is a lost cause.

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MistyThink

    (21)

    You say :

    There is no way that censoring the press is acceptable..........

    I say :

    We recognized that inproved participation of civil society depend on strenghtened the right to access information and building civil society
    capacity to exercise this right ,technology is making easier Governments to share informations with the public and for the public to hold decision makers accountable,in this regard it is essential to work towards universal access to information and communication techs.......

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    “technology is making easier Governments to share informations with the public ”

    Yes, but it would be completely wrong if the public was only listening to government propoganda. The opposition, minority and alternative opinions should have the same platform so people can make their own decisions. The CFKC's government wishes to silence any media that does not stick to the government line. And fines independent consultants from questioning the figures put out by the government. If they had nothing to hide they would welcome the challenges.

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I am laughing your UK criticism regarding Argentina political life
    pot kettle black would help .

    Jan 29th, 2012 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Dan4

    Is “Maximo Kirchner” the result one gets when entering “Kim Jong-Un” into Google Translate and asking for a Korean-to-Spanish translation?

    Jan 30th, 2012 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    25 Dan4

    Good idea, but I think 말을하지 않는 뚱땡 is probably closer: “Fat boy who does not speak” :o)

    Jan 30th, 2012 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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