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Obama and Putin congratulate Cristina Fernandez and Argentina on 25 May, National Day

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US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have sent letters to President Cristina Fernández to salute the head of state and congratulate the Argentine people on the anniversary of the May Revolution. Read full article

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  • HansNiesund

    I knew Obama had a sense of humour, but who'd have thought Putin?

    May 24th, 2015 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “The people of the United States would like to extend our congratulations to Argentina on the anniversary of its National Day on May 25,”

    And we look forward to getting our money back within the next 25 years.

    “Vladimir Putin praised Argentina’s economic, social and scientific achievements, ”

    After putting down the 6th bottle of Vodka he has consumed that day .........

    “Meanwhile, President Cristina Fernández inaugurated an exhibition on Argentine industry at Plaza de Mayo square”

    Switching on the latest Argentine designed Botox machine...

    May 24th, 2015 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Conqueror did so too. Im sure he sent an E-mail to casarosada@gob.ar congratulating President Fernandez de Kirchner on the 25 th of May anniversary

    May 24th, 2015 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I'm trying to work out why anyone should be congratulated on a day. Doesn't it say something that argieland started with a lie? 25 May 1810. Special for what? Criminal activity? Isn't that what rebellion is? 9 July 1816. Independence finally 'declared'. What happened for 6 years then? They spent their time having civil wars. But couldn't manage to hang on to Banda Oriental, Upper Peru or Paraguay. The 'revolution' must have been so popular. When does argieland finally get recognised as an independent country? 29 April 1857. Argieland hasn't even managed 200 years so far! Didn't already celebrate its bicentennial? Oh yes, in 2010. Forty-seven years early. Is there any honesty or truth anywhere in argieland? I believe that there are a few isolated pockets. Read comments from Simon68. Can we all imagine the scene in the White House? “Here's today's letters for signature, Mr President. The State Department has come up with one for that Kirchner woman. Says nothing meaningful or of interest. But CIA says Putrid is sending one.” And in the Kremlin? “Letter for the ugly cow in South America, Comrade President. We may need bases there when the Americans destroy Moscow. We are in competition with the Chinese to see who can occupy South America first.”

    @3. Fool. I have a date pencilled in for her execution. Gracefully, in a swan dive from some stolen Embraer over the River Plate. I wonder if 30,000 feet would be appropriate or does that mean she'd be dead sooner? Perhaps 9,000 feet would be reasonable so that altitude sickness, high altitude pulmonary oedema and high altitude cerebral oedema can develop on the way down.

    Why would I send an email? Can the ignorant bitch understand a proper language? Isn't she limited to “Want good time, big boy?”

    May 24th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    @4
    Conqueror I know you are just jealous because unlike Madame Kirchner and Think you cant “Throw a Paso” just as she does.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR__WMtmN90

    May 24th, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    2. LOL.

    FYI: No one has EVER got full measure in restitution from rotting roadkill in over one One Hundred and Seventy-six (176) years.

    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 24th, 2015 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @6 I only count 4 words?? Drink too much?

    May 24th, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    7. ! (I don't know what the specific source of the impairment is.)

    http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.

    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 24th, 2015 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    4 Conqueror

    “Doesn't it say something that argieland started with a lie? 25 May 1810. Special for what? Criminal activity?”

    And let us not forget “gaucho Antonio Rivero” Convicted criminal, murderer and rapist and also a national argentine hero!!!

    What a country!!!

    May 24th, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We value Argentina’s contributions to international peacekeeping
    In addition, we appreciate Argentina’s advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals,

    What abt the rights of the islanders,
    Obama is just making a mockery of freedom , democracy , and real rights,

    as long as CFK believes the most powerful nation on earth backs them, she will never ever stop.

    Down with Obama.

    May 24th, 2015 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    “as long as CFK believes the most powerful nation on earth backs them, she will never ever stop.”

    Even Cretina isn't that stupid - is she?

    No one appreciates Obama more than Carter because Barry saves Jimmie the distinction of being the worst U.S. President of all time.

    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 24th, 2015 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ferdinando

    HSBC say, ”Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela are all contracting sharply, casualties of the China-driven commodity bust. ”

    Thats reason I leave. Arg going down faster soon

    All beggars crowd together

    May 24th, 2015 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Congratulations Cristina from the UK, you have done a truly marvellous job, the Falklands have never been safer, more prosperous and more committed to remaining British.

    Long may your stupidity and inpetitude reign in your basket case of a country.

    May 24th, 2015 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “We value Argentina’s contributions to international peacekeeping operations and its leadership in international nonproliferation efforts...we appreciate Argentina’s advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.” (U.S. President Barack Obama).
    Russia President Vladimir Putin praised Argentina’s economic, social and scientific achievements, adding the country fulfills a leading role in current world affairs.
    Wow! Good for MercoPress to publish this good news story!
    These letters are far from merely formal congrats. They point to concrete achievements and reflect the success of Argentina's non-aligned foreign policy, which allows the country to cultivate good relations with countries across the world.
    Of course this is a difficult mouthful to swallow for those who despise Argentina efforts to increase social inclusion and prosperity.

    May 25th, 2015 - 05:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    I hope the UK didn't send a letter of similar sounding, meaningless drivel and hypocrisy.
    Back to reality and Isobel is about to reveal a shed load of Oil. Announcement is imminent so prepare for more Argentine hurt and indignation. Wish we could all be friends but I guess that is beyond the bounds of diplomatic possibility.

    May 25th, 2015 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Sorry for stepping a bit out of topic, but wanted to share the news about another victory of candidates kirchnerists in the Province of Chaco on May 24.
    Oh, and the first-ever leftist government was sworn-in on Sunday in Alberta, Canada, after 43 years of consecutive Conservative governments.

    May 25th, 2015 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    “Wish we could all be friends but I guess that is beyond the bounds of diplomatic possibility.”

    WHY?

    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results

    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.

    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 25th, 2015 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The world is no longer what it used to be, much to the disappointment of large corporations and right-wing Internet trolls.
    In the last decade, Latin America has taken definite steps towards independence. Not the formal independence we got from Spain two centuries ago. Independence from the central western countries that reigned unopposed during the 20th century under neo-colonial schemes that were based on keeping friendly governments in each Latin American country to keep a “business friendly” way of doing things.
    Governments that did not fit with the “requirements” were quickly tossed out by “business friendly” armed forces, which got trained in “counter insurgence” (including torture techniques) at Panama-based U.S. School of Americas.
    Today, the armed coups has been replaced by “soft coups” orchestrated by local groups helped by embassies, foreign and domestic intelligence, and supported by parts of the judiciary and corporatist media empires.
    All of that has not helped countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Brasil and Argentina to democratically elect leaders representing their interests, something those nostalgic of the old ways deeply resent but can't stop.

    May 25th, 2015 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9 toooldtodieyoung

    It would be interesting to see if Argentina have any national heroes that did not commit criminal acts.

    @13Enrique
    “ but wanted to share the news about another victory of candidates kirchnerists ”

    Note the following:
    @13 Britworker

    “Congratulations Cristina from the UK, you have done a truly marvellous job, the Falklands have never been safer, more prosperous and more committed to remaining British.”

    So possibly good news for the Falklands and the UK, but Kirchnerists are bad news for Argentina!

    May 25th, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @18

    Latin America's governmental freak shows were never a gringo imposition but the product of a culture of intolerance and political violence that is still very much alive.

    May 25th, 2015 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Lol, notably absent from the Kremlin is any reference to Argentina's “...advocacy for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals”.

    @Chronic

    I can't decide if you are a tape loop or an actual human being. If it's the former, some reprogramming may be in order.

    p.s. A note for your programmers: Andrew Jackson was your worst Pres - by a country mile...

    May 25th, 2015 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Opinion poll, Clarin, May 25:
    Daniel Scioli of FpV leads with 33.1 per cent of intention of vote.
    Follows Mauricio Macri of PRO with 32.2 per cent.
    Sergio Massa is now trailing at 13.8 per cent.
    www.clarin.com/politica/elecciones_2015-encuesta_0_1362464147.html

    Scioli has gained 10 points in two months. Of course, opinion polls are just that and that much can change until the October presidential election. However, the progression clearly favours the FpV.

    Clarin, March 25:
    Macri: 26.4 per cent
    Massa: 24.2 per cent
    Scioli: 23.1 per cent
    www.clarin.com/elecciones_2015/Elecciones_2015-encuestas-Macri-Massa-Scioli_0_1327067470.html

    Not looking too well for the opposition as increasing amounts of Argentines look at re-electing the FpV, in spite of relentless attacks and blatant lies published by dominant media outlets.

    May 29th, 2015 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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