Democracy Now: Argentines, Foreign Leaders Mourn Kirchner at Wake


In Argentina, tens of thousands of people have gathered at the presidential palace in Buenos Aires for the wake of the former President Nestor Kirchner. The sixty-year-old Kirchner died from a heart attack this week. He had been expected to seek another presidential term to replace his wife, Argentine President Cristina Fernández, next year. A number of South American leaders have flown into Argentina to attend Kirchner’s funeral. Bolivian President Evo Morales paid tribute on Thursday.

Bolivian President Evo Morales: “It’s beautiful to lose your life after serving the people and especially the poor. But it’s sad to make those people cry. These people feel for their president. I feel like we’re orphans, but the only way to honor him is to continue fighting for what he did, for integration, for dignity, for solidarity amongst our people.”

~ by wheresthemic on October 30, 2010.

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