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Cristina Kirchner, Barack Obama Meet in Cannes

November 4th, 2011 | Categoría: Politics


Almost nine months after Argentina confiscated a U.S. military plane, causing an unprecedented diplomatic mess, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and U.S. President Barack Obama met in Cannes, the famous city in the French Riviera.

(If you’re not familiar with the airplane scandal, click here to see an article I wrote for the WSJ. It was the paper’s most-read article worldwide for about three consecutive days.)

Obama called Kirchner “a great friend, not only of mine but of the United States.” The comment surprised many in Argentina and the U.S. who were so perplexed by the plane scandal.

The brief meeting took place on the sidelines of a G-20 summit.

Here’s a video – in both English and Spanish – of the two presidents speaking to the press.

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AngelaNo Gravatar says:

Last week a taxi driver asked me if I thought Obama wanted to meet with Cristina to ask her advice on the economic crisis :)

John GarganNo Gravatar says:

What a lot of HOT air! … they are lucky the air is for FREE!! 😀

Pete BolliniNo Gravatar says:

If Obama and NATO finally decide to go to war with Iran (lots of talk about Iran’s nuclear capacity just as there was about WMD existing in Iraq during Bush’s presidency) then he wants as many friends as he can get…even Cristina and her influence in South America.

MAMBRU says:

To me, She needs a long vacation.
And inner strenght to cover for the new re-election on the 10 of december.
We are quite a complicate country and since the 50’s no presidente is good enough for us.
So lets wait and see.
What really worries me as a person is the personal safety of the presidenta.
Why the safety departament allowed Mr. Moreno to carry a gun at all the times? (vista magazine). This guy as a very poor impulse control or no control at all.
Who’s is the one that can garantee that this animal could not arm anyone inside the pink house? even great personalities?
He should’nt be allowed to have a gun inside the goverment house…

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