December 21, 2014
LatAm diplomats express support to Argentina in VF dispute
Latin American diplomats gathered in San Miguel de Tucumán for Argentina’s 198th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence celebrations, expressed their support to the Argentine government in the country’s battle against the so-called vulture funds.
“All Latin American countries are fighting a battle against vulture funds,” Venezuela’s ambassador Carlos Eduardo Martínez Mendoza said. “The Venezuelan government has supported every Argentine initiative for setting precedents for brother countries subjected to these speculative funds,” he added.
Uruguay’s ambassador Guillermo José Pomi Barriola in turn said that “if Latin America follows the lead of historic national heroes that we are honouring today and continues to build what in the past years our governments have been building, it will follow the path of economic growth and inclusion”.
San Miguel City Hall hosted a ceremony last night for regional ambassadors and consuls ahead of today’s Independence Day celebrations.
Along with Martínez Mendoza, Uruguay’s Pomi Barriola and Cuba’s Jorge Néstor Lamadrid Mascaro were declared Distinguished Citizen of Tucumán province’s capital city.
Peruvian and Bolivian consuls in Salta, Elena Reyes and Ingrid Zabala Castro, and Paraguayan consul in Córdoba, Roque Ramón Cardozo Silva were also honoured by Tucumán’s City authorities.