From beginning to end it was a Kirchnerist act.
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
had spoken before
, but the 2,500 attendees in the CCK auditorium, where the Puebla Group meeting was taking place, were there to see her:
It became clear for the first time when the former Spanish magistrate wanted to honor
for his efforts to create a new progressive wave in Latin America.
The mention of the President, who at that time
was inaugurating a route in Chaco
, did not provoke a single applause.
Instead, a lonely whistle was heard.
There were no doubts a while later, when former Colombian President
"I'm going to be brief, because everyone here wants to listen to Cristina," he said.
Immediately afterwards, the entire auditorium stood up to the cry of "Cristina presidenta", which had already been heard and would be sung again.
Garzón, the Chilean leader and leader of the Puebla Group Marco Ominami, Correa, the former president of the Spanish government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who surrounded the Vice, also stood up.
Finally, the former president also stood up and put her hand to her heart to thank the militancy that had filled the Blue Whale of the CCK.
Everyone present in the auditorium joined in the chants and applause, including Governor
the national ministers Eduardo de Pedro, Jorge Taiana and Tristán Bauer;
the Buenos Aires mayors Fernando Espinoza (La Matanza), Mario Secco (Ensenada) and Federico Achabal (Pilar).
In addition, the former judge of the Court Eugenio Zaffaroni attended;
former Uruguayan President José Mujica;
trade unionists Paco Manrique (Smata) and Roberto Baradel (Suteba);
deputies Carlos Heller and Eduardo Valdés;
and the referent camporista Andrés Larroque, one of the leaders who leads the efforts to "
break the ban" and that the former president review her decision not to be a candidate
Outside the building were a few columns from La Cámpora, the Piquetero Party and Kolina.
Sixteen days after speaking in Río Negro, the vice president closed the meeting "Popular will and democracy. From the military party to the judicial party", within the framework of the III World Forum for Human Rights.
The same clamor was heard before CFK finally spoke at 9:15 p.m., more than two hours after it was reported.
The panels, which included lawyers, functioned as a theoretical platform, but also as a
platform to restore political centrality
to Cristina, who did not hesitate to talk about lawfare, but also about the economy and to criticize the IMF and the opposition.
"The lawfare cannot be explained without the media. The sentences are written in the media. It is the criminalization of politics that has to do with income distribution," he started.
The Vice President's speech also served to remember the times of Néstor Kirchner and his presidency, and to speak again and again to young people about the economy.
He said little about the future.
"Excuse me if I talk a lot about the economy lately, but everything that happens has to do with it. All the persecutions have to do with the economy. It has to do with that Argentina that came to rebuild the constitutional democratic state," she said.
Cristina also punished the opposition, the Justice and the media.
"Do you want to tell me what they did in 4 years that they handed over the country as a hanger? The GDP was taken away by them with the indebtedness."
"They want to discipline the leaders of the popular camp. Who is going to be encouraged to lead tasks such as recovering the AFJP?" asked the Vice almost at the end.
"You Cristina!", returned the audience.
Cristina Kirchner said nothing about a possible candidacy.
That was left in the hands of her followers.
If they are going to put me in jail, I don't care. I care that we build a democratic state again
, with guarantees, a country like the one we once had," closed the former president before the cries of "Cristina President" returned to wrap the enclosure with your order so that it leads the ballot.
Correa, in the midst of
a diplomatic crisis between Argentina and Ecuador
, like most of the speakers, compared the conviction against CFK with the judicial processes and the fate suffered by the Paraguayan Fernando Lugo, the Brazilians Dilma Roussef and Lula da Silva , the Bolivian Morales and, now, the former Argentine president.
All agreed in qualifying it as an example of "lawfare."
Correa postulated that the United States Embassy was behind these accusations and even compared the Vice President to Eva Perón and San Martín.
With black bibs,
militants from La Cámpora and the Instituto Patria were once again in charge of the security of the event
in which six former heads of government participated.
They did not deprive themselves of joining the songs.
Garzón described the ruling in the highway case as "a legal aberration."
"There is not even a direct proof in 1600 pages," the Spanish jurist complained.
Cristina preferred to talk about an uncertain future, well beyond the elections.