(No, don’t worry. She didn’t break the kid’s neck. In fact, she’s hugging him. She’s just in a weird position.)
Welcome to the Cadena Nacional, episode 29!
And today it was all about education and research. Cristina celebrated the fact that her administration has already delivered 5 million laptops to children around the country with the Conectar Igualdad program, the many scientific awards handed out to outstanding researchers and the fact that we can finally, once again, export beef to the United States.
And then, obviously (you know you wanted it), she criticized those who criticize her.
Mainly, she went after those who insisted that she was going to run for some kind of office this year. “They said I was going to be a candidate to the Parlasur (Mercosur Parliament), that I was going to support some whatever candidate, that I was going to run for Congress. I want them all to make a sad face and say ‘I made a mistake, sorry‘.” (She actually used the word “sorry.”)
She also referred to the situation in Greece, a country that’s nearing default – or already is – and urged everyone to “look around and see what is happening in the world.”
“I ask you to stop navel-gazing and understand that the world is changing fast. What the Greek people are experiencing is the exact same thing we Argentines went through. 30 percent of the Greek population need to use candles for light and have seen their pensions cut,” Cristina said.
After the Cadena was over, she headed over to one of the balconies of the Casa Rosada to address the militants. She defended Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, who was accused yesterday of embezzlement.
“Our young Economy Minister Axel Kicillof… everyday they make up stuff about him and they can never get to him. You know why? Because he could never be bought. That’s why they make up something new about him every day.”