La Nacion’s summary of Cristina’s speech in Georgetown

For those who are interested, the Argentine newspaper La Nacion has an extensive article summarizing president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s speech and Q&A session at Georgetown. On the whole, not an overly slanted report, with the heaviest hit against Cristina coming in the first paragraphs when the paper quips: “It is a good policy to know how to evade questions.” While the paper is certainly right that Cristina spectacularly evaded some very direct questions — i.e., about press freedom, distorted inflation reporting, minimum income levels in Argentina, Paraguay and reactions to a hypothetical democratic breakdown in Venezuela — if you watch the clips you won’t find anything particularly strange. Getting a direct answer out of many political figures in such a situation can be surprisingly difficult.

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