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Cristina Fernandez meets Greek leaders, cuts short European tour: no Oxford visit

Tuesday, May 9th 2017 - 07:41 UTC
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Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez met on Monday with Greek parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis and Prime minister Alexis Tsipras, as part of the first leg of her trip to Europe where she travelled following authorization from magistrates, and depositing a significant bail, since she has been indicted in several cases. Read full article

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  • tallison46

    I wonder if she's looking for a place to hideout.....

    May 09th, 2017 - 08:30 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    She probably heard about my egg and squashy tomato ambush...

    May 09th, 2017 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Kanye

    Sounds like she didn't get the invitation to stay in Europe she was hoping for.

    May 09th, 2017 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Maybe she realised that the Oxford Union was not Oxford University as Think had incorrectly told her?

    May 09th, 2017 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    Individuals whose thoughts run not higher than a hen's flight will never even begin to understand the commitment of leaders such as Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and therefore fantasize she would do what they would: run away, hide and cower in fear.
    Instead, Cristina is keeping a very active public life, sharing her knowledge with progressives abroad, turning every act of judiciary harassment into a political statement and giving president Macri countless sleepless nights.
    As Argentina's situation worsens by the day, Cristina remains a ray of hope for the country.

    May 10th, 2017 - 02:41 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • ElaineB

    @ EM

    What kind of a wanky post is that? You completely undermine any political ideal in favour of drooling over CFK.

    May 10th, 2017 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Pete Bog

    CFK should not visit Oxfordshire on principle anyway as aircraft from that county visit the Falkland Islands frequently.

    What's happened to her values?

    Is there a university on St Kilda she could visit?

    Oh, Falkland Islanders, will there not now be a statue of CFK near Port Louis, to commemorate her valiant efforts to ensure the Falkland islands never become Argentine?

    Don't spend much-papier mache, weatherproofed with creosote, might work.

    May 10th, 2017 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “human rights are not right or left, they are simply human rights that we must all respect”

    Haha, yeah right. The right doesn't care about human rights, they think they are just an inconvenient obstacle to mistreating anyone they don't like.

    “Greece and Latin America share the same mentality.”

    Corruption and inefficiency? There is a certain resemblance, for example in the large number of people who avoid paying their taxes.

    But what is this 2x1 thing, and what does CFK think she is going to do about it?

    May 10th, 2017 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Capt Rockhopper

    “Greece and Argentina share the same mentality”, quite. Failure to pay taxes, failure to work effectively, corruption, always looking for the easy way out. Yup they have the same mentality.

    May 11th, 2017 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    After reading about the 2x1 thing, I see I was wrong. The right also find human rights an inconvenient obstacle in helping the people they do approve of to avoid justice.

    As for Greece and Argentina, I think Greece should have defaulted too and left the Euro. It worked for Argentina, the economy recovered after the default and once that has happened then you can think about repaying the debt.

    May 12th, 2017 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Most people in Greece earn below the income tax threshold and thus don't pay income tax. Argentina is on the way back now it got rid of the looney left. Fortunately Britain won't elect looney socialists.

    May 12th, 2017 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I wasn't expecting to see you excusing tax evasion in Greece, The Voice. You do know they are run by the looney left right now?

    And nothing to say on human rights? I guess that means you agree with me, the right don't care about them at all.

    As for Argentina, I think it is interesting to compare it to Uruguay, which is still run by the left. Uruguay is the closest thing we have to a control group, and is currently doing rather better than Argentina and Brazil where the right have taken over. We will have to wait and see if that continues.

    May 12th, 2017 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Thank you Enrique for making me roll on the floor, laughing once more

    May 12th, 2017 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @DT
    Excellent to compare Argentina and Brazil, both being run by rightist governments, and Uruguay.
    Which in fact pretty much reflects our history.
    Our wealthy class, as being currently demonstrated by Macri and his team of CEOs, has zero loyalty to their people and manage their business in a way they will never go down if the country goes down.
    They despise their country people and think in the same way some ignorant posters above do--the Argentines, especially the poor ones are lazy, etc.
    Traitors of the worst kind.

    May 14th, 2017 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “As Argentina's situation worsens by the day, Cristina remains a ray of hope for the country.”

    Except the facts indicate that Argentina's situation is improving:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_waJ2uWsAIONum.jpg:large

    :-)

    May 15th, 2017 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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