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Cristina Fernández ends visit to France with references to Peron and De Gaulle

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 09:44 UTC
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President Cristina Fernandez on the last day of her visit to France, and escorted by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, inaugurated on Thursday Argentina's pavilion at the Salon du Livre in Paris, one of Europe's too cultural events, and also praised the long standing ties between the two countries and evoked leaders Juan Domingo Peron and Charles de Gaulle. Read full article


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  • Joe Bloggs

    Hey Crissy! Did you tell Jean-Luc how French Guyana is ruining the integrity of South America?

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    And Canada sent De Gaulle packing after his infamous rant: “Vive La Quebec Libre”.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    De Gaulle at least was a pukka soldier and leader. Peron? 'Be-medaled' husband of a musical star at best. A lot of Russians still worship Stalin for all the wrong reasons, seems a lot of Argentines do like wise.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    I can't see what Perón and De Gaulle had in common.

    The little imperialistic anti-British French soldier hid in London and railed against the Nazis, while the little imperialistic anti-British Argie soldier hid behind the Nazis and railed at London.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    On your last day in France I see there was no grand standing and thanking your French host for support on your sovereignty claim why was that??.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La Patria

    De Gaulle shafted Britain with his euro vetoes despite Britain saving his arse in wwII. Peron shafted his own country and set it into permanent decline. Taking note, CFK manages to shaft both allies and countrymen at the same time

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    France and Argentina have a lot in common - both nations are stony broke!

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    To be fair to De Gaulle he did have to endure the humiliation of having the French fleet sunk by the RN in the attack on Mers-el-Kebir. That can't have been much fun.

    And whilst he got his revenge by preventing Britain from joining the Common Market he at least prevented France from becoming a Communist nation after liberation. The most efficient of the French resistant groups were the communist cells funded, trained and controlled by Moscow. He had his principles.

    Peron, on the other hand, never seems to have had a scruple he wasn't allergic to.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Will Argentina ever be able to wean itself off of lauding a man that has contributed more to the decline of Argentina over the last 100 years than anyone.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    CFK visits Russia:
    “... Stalin and Argentina have much in common”
    or perm any from Krushchev‎ onwards, or she can always fall back on 'the old redoutables' Lenin, Marx and Trotski.

    I can just hear her saying - whatever country she visits - “xxxxxx and Argentina have much in common” (with the sub-text “... for God's sake help us out!”)

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Right on are absolutely right.

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Poor CFK desperate for friends, has to go cap in hand for help with the Paris club,

    but no doubt she sees a perfect opportunity in this Ukraine problem,
    and offer Putin her full support,
    ya never know he might, just might send some troops to help her cause in illegally trying to annex the British Falkland's,

    it seems anything can happen nowadays, as nothing is

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ”And so it was the Peronist youth took to the streets chanting “Perón and de Gaulle, one heart”.

    Peron changed sides after supporting fascism in WW2 (the side De Gaulle was against).

    Typical Argie- changing sides like yo yo s

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    As long as she stays out of Britain,

    the last thing we need is a deluded twit addressing parliament..

    Mar 21st, 2014 - 08:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Nobody actually believes what she says anymore as it is hopelessly OTT and ridiculously emotional. The woman needs to grow up, unless of course it's all down to the brain damage.

    Mar 22nd, 2014 - 07:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Have to give her credit, she always appears to passionately believe her lies. Once you have faked sincerity, the worlds your oyster until you get caught out.

    Mar 22nd, 2014 - 08:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    ' ... the last thing we need is a deluded twit addressing parliament..'

    I thought only the Monarch was was the only non-member of the Commons allowed to address Parliament - still, CFK has such delusions.

    Mar 22nd, 2014 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    very true...
    considering she thinks she is above those below her...

    Mar 22nd, 2014 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “”Cristina Fernandez recalled that ”Juan Domingo Perón (then in exile in Spain) ordered the Peronist Youth to receive visiting French president Charles de Gaulle (1964) as a hero. And so it was the Peronist youth took to the streets chanting “Perón and de Gaulle, one heart“”.

    Just goes to show how easily brainwashed the Peronist Youth were...
    De Gaulle had his flaws I suppose, but for CFK to try to cast the two leaders into the same category, is lamentable.
    @2 ” I recall De Gaulle's rant “Vive La Quebec Libre”. Totally out of place...
    He did something similar in Brazil, in the early 60' a reception given by the Brazilian (then civilian) government, he had the balls to state that “Brazil is not a serious country”.....if only he were alive to see how he hit the nail on the head...

    Mar 22nd, 2014 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3 You'll have to excuse me. I've done a bit of research. I can't find any trace of de Gaulle being a “proper soldier”. Not a single reference to him sticking a bayonet on his rifle and going “over the top”. All I can find is staff “appointments” about 100 miles from the front. Sticking on a uniform and stalking around with your nose bringing “nuclear winter” doesn't seem to equate to being a “pukka soldier”. Take a look at the early life of Winston Churchill. “pukka soldier”.
    @7 To be fair, both “countries” are shit!
    @14 The important thing is to set up firing points on the White Cliffs and all other UK entry points. It's important that the British people indicate a proper welcome to the leader of faggotslagland. Air pistols and rifles, shotguns, hunting rifles, assault rifles, grenade launchers. Bring 'em all. Set up on the cliffs, roads around the ports, alongside every road for 50 miles inland. And, don't forget, if you can't do that, a knife or bayonet at short range is also good!

    Mar 23rd, 2014 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    De Gaulle and Perón ! I would guess if she next went to Russia with her hat in her hand, and purse open it would then be Putin and Perón.

    A poor analogy indirectly made towards the Paris Club for more favourable consideration.

    Mar 23rd, 2014 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    She only showed her legs to get the French to help her, but it wont work,

    she should stop wasting all that money time and effort running around Europe and just pay her debts..

    Mar 24th, 2014 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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