March 8, 2014
CFK: 'Lootings are no coincidence'
Marking the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner referred to the wave of lootings across the country, and stated that “they were no coincidence”, during a rally from the Government House, city of Buenos Aires.
After granting the Human Rights award to the Spanish singer Juan Manuel Serrat, Fernández de Kirchner addressed the public, accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and Estela de Carlotto among others.
“We have to ratify democracy against the violent and those who seek to install fear in the people. They bring shame to all Argentines”, affirmed Fernández de Kirchner.
"I am not naive, I do not believe in coincidence nor in events that are contagious. Mumps, measles, rubella, these are contagious, but some of the things that happen in Argentina, on certain dates with certain leaders, are not. They are planned and executed, with military precision."
In addition, she assured that “in the same way we had integrated the military forces to the democratic processes, we have to do the same thing with the policemen from the provinces.”
“These events are not coincidental because they seek to wear down the values of democracy”, concluded the head of state, in her first intervention followed the lootings in 19 districts.
Former Presidents Fernando de la Rua (Radical Civic Union) and Peronist Adolfo Rodriguez Saá were present at the ceremony and sat next to the Ricardo Alfonsín, son of his late namesake who was the first democratic head of state following the military dictatorship of 1976-83.