Jose Mujica, President of Uruguay, continues to generate controversy with new statements calling a ” flattery one-eyed” the former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner.
In an interview published by the weekly “Lento” from Uruguay, Mujica said that former President Tabare Vazquez (2005-2010) “had no problems with Argentina, only had trouble with the one-eyed Kirchner, who was excessively flatterer.. Kirchner was difficult. May God rest his soul”.
Yesterday, several Argentine media analized the impact that could have these words in the bilateral relationship.
Senior officials of the Executive power and pro-Government legislators believe that there will be reprisals by the Argentine Government as a result of the t Mujica’s comments “We will hace to wait and see how the administration of (Cristina) Fernandez take these new comments”, yesterday published the daily Clarin.
The controversy was generated on last Thursday when the Uruguayan daily El Observador broadcasted the press conference published by the portal of the Uruguayan Presidency, Mujica apparently not noticed that microphones were open, and told the Governor of that region Carlos Enciso: “this old lady is worse than the one-eyed. The one-eyed man was more political. This is stubborn,”allegedly referring to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, and her husband, Néstor Kirchner.
The Argentine Foreign Ministry, said through a statement that the Uruguayan President’s comments were ‘unacceptable’ and ‘degrading’, because his words offend the memory and the inauguration of a deceased person, that can replicate or defend himself.
The comments of Mujica against Fernandez already has a cumbia song, which is circulating on YouTube since last friday, and was created by an Argentine author in rejection to the statements against the Argentine President.