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Maradona launches “Cristina 2015” re-re-election in Caracas next to Maduro

Friday, April 12th 2013 - 06:42 UTC
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Argentina’s football legend Diego Maradona was present on Thursday afternoon in down-town Caracas at the closing campaign rally of Venezuelan incumbent presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro but with a special touch: a red t-shirt promoting the re-re-election of Cristina Fernandez in 2015. Read full article


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  • brit abroad

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Its The KFC Show!

    Its time to play the music
    Its time to light the lights
    Its time to meet some donkeys on the KFC show tonight.

    Its time put on makeup (or inject botox)
    Its time to dress up right
    Its time to raise the curtain on the KFC show tonight

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Constitution? what constitution? pass her a pencil!

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Heh, sometimes you can't make it up.

    Who next to support the failed leader? Krusty the clown?

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    I thought that particular dwarf got his head cut off in The Hobbit?

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 08:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    I would love nothing more than see “The old hag” re-relected with the helping hand of “The dwarf coke king”, the potential continued comedy value is tremendous, and the chances of Argentina recovering from her extended license to demolish and self-serve will be dragged well into the 22nd century.....cant wait!

    As argentina is a dictocracy you can bet they are already voting on how best to rig the election...

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    They appear to treat their “constitution” the same way they treat history: re-write it at will.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Marradonna is there to pick up a cheque to pay for the election campaign .
    It will be interesting to see if Maduro will deliver one , given that CFK already owes U$S13 Billion for oil supplies .

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    The Venezuelan people would gladly pay 13B to Maradona just to hear the story about a very special goal...

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    #8 ...then the Venezualan people are bigger twats than we thought.... Are you one of them then or just another expatriate Argie troll Toby?

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Now that Brazil stepped outside of the Mercosur group and decided to talk officially and directly with the USA, it's only a matter of time before the remaining Mecosur zombies self implode. Brazil obviously gave up on that group accomplishing anything of subtance. Hell, they can't even trade amounst the south american “brotherhood” I see that slippery slope getting steeper.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Cap, Uruguay and Brazil are both pushing bilateral trade deal with USA.

    MercoSur will be dead soon enough.

    If CFK makes it to the end of her term I will be flabbergasted.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @8 keep your “goal” , we will just settle for winning The Falklands, South georgia islands,antartica,etc oh and SELF-DETERMINATION........

    tell me how many “goals” would argentina give for The Falklands???

    still think your “goal” is relevant??? :)) keep trying.....

    SELF-DETERMINATION.......will not be cheated!!!

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Argentina should celebrate Maradonas goal, it was cheating and gave them their only ever world cup win.

    They needed to cheat to win...and England won fair and square in 1966.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    @13 beating Argentina in the quarter finals ion the way.

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    With support from Maradonna, Sean Penn and Morrissey... she'll be president for life!

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Like all dictators,
    Once in power they will never give it up,

    She know full well, when she goes she will be ignored and all but forgotten,

    Even her friends will ignore her,
    She has no one to cry to,, no one to complain to,

    a very future, lonely old lady,

    she will have to be carried out then..

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Paragon

    @10 Captain Poppy @11 yankee boy

    Agree with both comments, Brasil will quickly go its own way, Uruguay has to tread more carefully.
    MercoSur was never going to work with this so called “brotherhood” or should it be called band of “theives” lol, they put so many stumbling blocks in front of each other re import restrictions, The government of Brasil is worlds apart from Venezuela, Equador, Argentina etc.etc.
    Chavez, Kirchner, preach to the poor whilst hoarding millions of dollars into private bank accounts whilst Maradonna is a rich man he is basically PEL A TUDO

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Excellent. Hope this goes all the way to victory, in October and 2015! Viva Reina Cristinita!

    #16 “She know full well, when she goes she will be ignored and all but forgotten,

    Even her friends will ignore her,”

    I will never ignore or forget her! But more importantly, I'm but one of many millions =) Whether in power or not, she will always be an amazing lady; its not so much that she needs re-elction for herself, as that she surely remains the best person for the job =)

    Apr 12th, 2013 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Of course he will win, she is already puckering up for some more ass kissing.

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“she surely remains the best person for the job ”“”

    Oh there is no doubt of that - many, many, many people in Britain hope she gets re-elected, she can then finish her job of destroying Argentina's economy and disillusioning the country about Peronism.

    She will then be forever remembered as yet another British agent working to destabilise Argentina, just like Galtieri was when Maggie forced him to start the Falklands War so that she could bolster her position in the UK.

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Pucker up! Here comes Chrisyyyyyyyyy.


    Apr 13th, 2013 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I agree Paragon, the kirchner's are the most corrupt people to have stumbling into South American politic's and now even Brazil is saying, “screw you”. Argentina, Venezuela, Boliviar and Ecuador will the the North Korea of South America., unless their neighbors interject and force some changes.

    Interesting link here:

    For the idiot's like BK, all I can say is visit the place before you praise the criminals.
    Another thing Paragon. She does nothing for the poor to move them OUT of being poor, only provides handouts to keep them poor. For she herself fears the less poverty = less power, in her feeble , botox infected mind.

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    $ 2 million, not bad Maradona for a days worth of

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    18 British_Kirchnerist

    We the British people fully agree with you,

    CFK is the best leader Argentina has ever had,
    We say the longer she remains in charge the better the world will be,

    May she rule Argentina for ever .lol.

    The day they bury her,
    Argentine will no doubt follow their great leader to paradise in the sky

    Apr 13th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Maradona your head still on drugs stupid idiot useless addict!

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga

    Completely against another presidential period by CFK, thus completely against Diego on this...

    Now (on another story), you cannot imagine how I still celebrate the hand of god....

    Nothing like pickpocketing a thief

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @ 26 ¡Qué triste es leer comentarios como el tuyo. Como argentino me avergüenzo de ti.

    Maradona siempre ha sido una persona pobre, sin importar sus logros en el fútbol. Él era un adicto a las drogas con daño cerebral y con ausencia total de cualquier ética o comportamiento moral.

    CFK es casi la misma cosa. Apenas sin ningún otro logro de perder una buena oportunidad para desarrollar el país. Ella no es más que un perdedor.

    Creo que FI pertenecen a Argentina, pero su falta de respeto a la FI y la gente británica es lamentable.

    ¡Qué vergüenza

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga

    @27 gracias por tus lamentables palabras y tu endeble analisis.
    yo me lamento que Argentina tenga personas como vos, tan endebles y con tanta pobreza intelectual.

    pero, bueno, es lo que hay....
    ¡qué se le va a hacer!

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @26 How sad is to read comments like yours. As Argentine I ashamed about you.

    Maradona has always been a poor person, no matter his achievement in soccer. He was a drug addict with brain damage and with total lack of any ethic or moral behaviour.

    CFK is almost the very same thing. Just without any achievement other than wasting a good opportunity for develop the country. She is nothing else than a looser.

    I do believe that FI belong to Argentina but your lack of respect to FI and british people is regretable.

    Shame on you

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga


    hey champ..... piece of advice...
    you'd better stick to Spanish, given that, at least, it is half legible. Your English translation is utter rubbish and pure gibberish...

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @30 Let ME give you another piece of advice:

    Leave Argentina as soon as you can. As I have already done. I'm living in VA and I have a much better life (my family too) here without peronistas. Without CFK and without morons like you that believe that are smart but, in the end, you are are just a bunch of looser.

    Like most of the argentine population...30% of inflation !!! money in the Central Bank, unemployment, recesion, you are living in broken country thanks to the Peronist Party.

    How is that you can compare a soccer game with a War?

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Helber Galarga

    Well, chump....

    I am quite happy living where I am. Enjoy the wonderful USA where the gap between those who have and those who have less widens year after year, where psycho carry assault rifles and go on killing sprees yet people think it's paramount to uphold a unalienable right to bear arms as if one were still living in 1780 and had to defend against England, where higher education is for a limited few, on and on.....
    Unemployment you say? The USA has a beautiful run the past 5 years, haven't they?
    Recession, you say? The USA hasn't had any of that lately, now have they?

    and where, oh where did I compare a soccer game with war? You are a tool, and an ignoramus of a tool a that.

    You left Argentina, well mate, good riddance I say!!!!

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    VA is not in the USA territory....

    Unemployment? What do you know about unemployment in Argentina? Do you know that just 40% of the economically active population has bank account in Argentina? Taking into account that it's mandatory (by the Argentine law) to collect the salary through an is that (at least officially) there is not unemployment in Argentina? Think about that !!!

    Apr 15th, 2013 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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