Former Argentine President Néstor Kirchner dies

By on Oct 28, 2010 in United States Comments

Former President Nestor Kirchner, who was an instrumental for making Argentina out of crisis and political instability with a leftist populism died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday with his wife, President Cristina Fernandez, by his side. The death of Argentina’s former president left the Union of South American States without a secretary general. Unasur was created in 2004 and includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Ecuador’s deputy foreign minister, Kinto Lucas, stated that 12-nation regional block could name a new secretary general at a scheduled meeting of member country heads of state next month.

It is believed that he have done lot for his country and will be remembered by his countrymen for all the good things he have done. Nestor Kirchner passed away in his home province of Santa Cruz at the age of 60, was named secretary general of Unasur in May.

“Nestor Kirchner participated in decisive moments in the region, such as the reconciliation between the brother countries of Colombia and Venezuela, the defense of democracy during the attempted coup in Ecuador, and the implementation of the ‘democratic clause’ for South America,” Unasur said in an emailed statement Wednesday.

The news shocked Argentinians and show their support by filling the Plaza de Mayo outside the presidential palace Wednesday night.

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