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May peace prevail: Cristina and Mujica fly together to Peru on Tango 01

Friday, April 19th 2013 - 03:14 UTC
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Sooner than expected Argentine President Cristina Fernandez seems to have accepted her Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica’s apologies following his coarse words: “this old lady is worse than the one-eyed man” to refer to the Argentine leader and her late husband Nestor Kirchner. Read full article

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  • Troy Tempest

    What a show!!!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    “Yes I am a bit stubborn and I’m old also, but after all I’m fortunate to reach this age, isn’t it?, twitted Cristina Fernandez.................... Keep cool, all is fine”

    Say no more...................

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 04:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    I like the way CFK 'twitted' as opposed to tweeted, so apt.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 05:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    #1 - (with respect TT)

    What a shower!!!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Cristina handled the issue with class, I must say.
    The way she shut the mouth on the vulturing media was beautiful to see.

    Pure class.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    You bloody need a pair of dark glasses with that face coming towards you.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    A great example of SA solidity :-)))

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    Becareful Mujica Argentines have history with people in jets and never being seen again

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #8
    Doesn't the Mafia give you a kiss when they intend to bump you off ?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    #2

    Is Pinocho going for the Patagonian welsh vote?

    Try saying in a welsh accent what she twitted.
    It’s a very welsh; syntax/expression.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    There was a warm “reunion” as “Pepe” wriggled down the aisle of the plane on his belly to lick the “presidential” smelly toes. CFK smiled benignly on her fellow head of state and asked “Would you like to travel on the wing?” She was also heard to remark to one of her sycophants that the aircraft might not need so much fuel on the way back. Or at least not all the way. This fuelled speculation that President Mujica, although of advanced years, has decided to take up sky-diving and plans a demonstration to his countrymen over the Uruguayan capital. Emphasising the close relationship between Uruguay and argieland and how nothing can ever separate them as long as Uruguay does as its told. Even though some personal relationships can end abruptly.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    What a lovely and classy move by Cristina; comradeship conquers all it seems =)

    #2 She really is marvelous, isn't she? Unflappable, as we say in Britain =)

    #5 Yes, its a real pleasure to watch, and not just for her beauty =)

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    MercoPress's English readers luuuuvs gossip......
    Here's some English gossip......

    Cristina and Mujica fly together to Peru on Tango 01...... Meanwhile, the English Queen spends four months in private quarters with known child molester…..
    http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2013/04/19/queen-s-portrait-artist-rolf-harris-arrested-in-historic-sex-abuse-inquiry/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1366371330916.cached.jpg

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    I think a flight with “old hag” will be scarier than a trip with the “cross-eyed” Igor lookalike.

    There's no way he's taking that trip sober.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Mujica was very generous in just saying 1% of what he really believes.
    By the way many many absolutelly agree on more than that.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    15
    Many, many more agree on a united South America ;)

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    SAM is united above its presidents, doesnt depend on them.
    If she agrees she is old, she must have also agreed in that she is peor que el tuerto.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    13 Think (#)
    Apr 19th, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Read the article that you linked, Think, Mr. Harris has been INVESTIGATED for 4 months not that the Queen spent 4 months “in private quarters with” him!!!!!!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (18) Simon68

    No S**t Sherlock!
    I just gave that piece of gossip a pinch of“Clarin”/MercoPress Journalistic Twist”
    Just to pep it up a bit for the Turnips.....
    And it worked :-)))

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #17 She may be old, but like a fine wine some things improve with age =)

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Simón
    There is always room for speculation. Have you considered the fact that the Queen was the one investigating, in his private quarters?

    Evil tongues...

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @19 & @21

    I raise your British Turnips by Argentine Twats (except for Simon68 and our other, well know and respected Argentine friends).

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Actually #11 probably reflects what many of us think, but more probably he flew with the luggage. Smart PR move on CFKs part.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    These Arg Turnips really are feeble, 2 million on the streets protesting, CFK avoiding questions, flying away, Twitting away....

    And you want to talk about the Rolf Harris, Turnips indeed.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    pssss.......
    I hear your apologies...........but you know that river......It will never get dredged.

    now pucker up its a long journey.......

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (24) surfer

    You say....:
    “2 million on the streets protesting”

    I say....:
    Did I miss something?
    Where?
    When?
    Who?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #20
    As someone who has had years of experience with the wine trade, it could just as easily be corked and as sour as hell !

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    http://clarincomhd.tumblr.com/tagged/18A

    Alternatively there may be a really important story about Jim Davidson or something.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #27
    Frankly I think the bottle is full of p*ss, bitterness, venom and made from sour grapes... ...with a rotten cork and misleading label.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    27, 29
    It is proven on a daily basis that whatever your futile attemps are, you just can't manage to bring air into the bottle. But yes, there is always a possibility... ;)

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (28) Surfer

    Are those your “2 million on the streets protesting”???
    Even the oposition newspaper Clarin says that there were just “Thousands”.......
    I have seen more people than that on a Peñarol - Nacional football match in sleepy Uruguay....

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    AAAAAHhhhhhhh Think!!!!!!!

    Not Peñarol.

    I WILL hit you with all our victories in our big, big backyard!!!!

    AAAAhhhhh!!!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    They must have some pretty big stadia in Uruguay! Reuters estimate 1m, other sources 2m, INDEC say there were 23 people protesting.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Let’s fly away-
    Lets fly lets fly away—

    As long as she don’t get grounded or arrested, they may yet reach height of satisfaction

    By Joining the mile high club for instance lol.
    .

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    33
    23 people, the rest were animals.
    Sheep, to be precise...

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 07:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (33) surfer
    You say...:
    “Reuters estimate 1m, other sources 2m”
    I say:
    Any linkto that ”information or do we have to take your word for it?

    (35) Stevie

    Don't ask me why but when in Uruguay soy de Wanderers....

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 08:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    Are you being deliberately obtuse?

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419

    Now you show me your stadium.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @26 of course you missed it you dick you don't live there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article3744435.ece

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article3744435.ece

    Fairly large protest, no?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Think
    Now they're posting photos of Boca-River...

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    There is none so blind as those who will not see.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (40) Stevie

    If ithere were showing River-Boca pictures, there would be much more people on the streets..... And lots of police.......

    Judging by the colours of the flags, they must be showing pictures of Racing-Velez sarfield ;-)

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    If either of you Turnips had actually been to a game (or even to BA) you'd refer to it as the superclásico.

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    43
    The superclásico? You sure about that surfer? Not El superclásico?

    You think you need to attend a game (or even BA) to know that?

    Maybe you learned it in you last trip to BA and just want to flash it?

    Love the á... It's for pronounciation (just in case you never been to Asunción...)

    Aren't you the weird one...

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @42 how would you know you dont live there? nor do you Stevie do you lets ask someone who lives in BA Simon can you answer these idiots or should we believe this http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419 or this http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419 or maybe this http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419 this maybe, http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/uk-argentina-protest-idUKBRE93I03H20130419
    See reports from all over the world but i suppose they are all wrong eh?

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    slattzz
    You might be right, those pictures aren't from any footie game.
    Can't be.

    There are no balls to find on any of your pictures.

    Rueda de truco? And without the muestra... Sad thing...

    Apr 19th, 2013 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Demonstration! What demonstration? It was the Argentine Naional Conga Competition. I guess they forgot to use that excuse.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 07:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (46) Stevie

    Now seriously Stevie.......

    In my humble “demostration experience” at Plaza de Mayo, I would say that there were some 50 / 75,000 people demostrating......

    A high percentage of them rubias teñidas del Barrio Norte, I can see on the pictures.....

    I'm again proud that we, Argentineans, can take out to the streets and demostrate for or against whatever we believe or dislike......

    Without repression....
    Without violence....
    Without fear....

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    Of course, after a couple of days, try to spin this into a positive, people are graciously being allowed to protest, lucky them.

    And....... it was just a normal football crowd size of protesters, no reference to the city wide nature, or nationwide protests, or even the protests outside Arg embassies. Nope, not helpful to mention them, football crowd only.

    Alternatively, you could read the news, free press is a bugger eh?

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    surfer
    Those were fiestas de barrios.

    Choripan for the people!

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (50) Stevie

    Just for fun, i checked the info that our Argentinean poster, Mr. Simon68 gave us on another thread....

    There he said.....:
    “In our small town of about 10.000 souls, in September 2012 300 marched,
    In November 2012 800 marched,
    Last night there were well over 1.000”
    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/04/19/two-million-argentines-across-the-country-join-the-biggest-anti-government-protest-in-years#comment239994

    Well.....
    It happens to be that Simon68 is from the Patagonian province of Neuquen.....
    It happens to be that Simon68 is from the little Patagonian city of Chos Malal..........
    It happens to be that I know a couple of Chosmalenses and they didn't even notice any demostration in their town....

    Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande Mr Simon68, Chosmalandrin mentiroso....

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Mujica is not a diplomat.... not good to insult your neighbours...

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    To conclude, we have......drumroll..... in the red corner the media and in the blue corner we have a couple of anon posters.

    The media have people on the ground, actually in Argentina, witnessing the demos, contacts in govt, etc etc...,

    The posters, not even on the same continent, have looked at a picture and 'maybe' phoned a friend.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    53
    Given the fact that Clarín's trustworthness is somewhere in between Blair's and Bush's, you can disregard that phonecall. To even the odds a bit.

    Still a one horse race ;)

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    you guys are like religious fundamentalists, you can't see the evidence because you find it distasteful.

    All the links I posted were from news organisations NOT Clarin, the Clarin link was just photos.

    Are the Clarin pics staged??

    Are ALL the other news organisations biased against Argentina??

    Without the phonecall , you're left with nothing.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    55
    “Without the phonecall , you're left with nothing.”

    As I said, to even the odds a bit...

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    What you got?

    Show me something to prove the entire protests could fit in a Uruguay stadium, prove to me that less than 100k people were protesting.

    I guarantee you can 't do that. You just got flippant comments.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Show me proof of 2M people protesting...

    I guarantee you can 't do that. You just got flippant comments.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    read the links above, just read them. 1-2 million people.

    Read the reports, read the bit about the city of BA giving estimates of the size of protests in the city.

    If you want to ignore all the reports, fine, but if you want to refute something give me SOMETHING, not just flippant remarks.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    1-2 million people. That's an offset of 1 million people. In 2 million.

    Useless statistics.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • surfer

    You got nothing, I win, bye.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You got Clarín. Keep it.

    I win

    ;)

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @stevie

    you lose.

    you are simply, NOT convincing.

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    63
    I don't have to be.
    surfer has Clarín, so...
    I might have nothing. He has less...

    Apr 20th, 2013 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @stevie

    No.
    Surfer has other sources too.

    You're just making things up.

    Crying “ it's not true, it's not true” with nothing to back it up - nobody is feeling it. Sorry.

    Apr 21st, 2013 - 04:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Troy
    Crying “It's true, it's true” without anything to back it up will only get you lot excited.
    Sure there were demonstrations. Sure there were lot of people.
    In that much we agree.
    As for the numbers, your guesses are as useful as mine.

    Either way, every Argentine has the right to show his or her disagreement with their government in form of peaceful protests.

    Just as they have the right to vote when they want to choose their representants.

    Don't confuse those two rights.

    ;)

    Apr 21st, 2013 - 08:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #64 Loving it =)

    Apr 21st, 2013 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Well done, President Mujica, he saved Uruguay some money. I hope he puts it into the housing for the poor he promised but hasn't delivered. Of course, if he hadn't gone at all he would have saved even more, and politically everything would be exactly the same.

    Apr 22nd, 2013 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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