June 19, 2013
President unveils Evita mural at Social Development Ministry
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner headed the inauguration of a large portrait of Eva Perón, erected on a large iron structure, and remembered her as “an authentic cultural and historical icon for the Argentines.”
“Facing those who have power has its price, defending the humble ones takes a high price to pay and she paid with her life the price of being remembered forever as the Standard-bearer of the Humbles,” the Head of State continued.
The portrait has been unveiled along one of the sides of the Social Development Ministry building, in conjunction with the 59th anniversary of her death.
The unveiling of the work, created by sculptor Alejandro Marmo, and painter Daniel Santoro takes place at the junction of 9 de Julio Avenue and Belgrano Street, where the President began the ceremony at precisely 8.25 pm, marking when Evita died.
“I wanted her to look towards the South, towards the factories, towards those bridges which thousands of workers crossed to liberate Perón,” Fernández de Kirchner assured referring to the location of the mural.
Governors Daniel Scioli, Sergio Urribarri, José Luis Gioja; several cabinet ministers and the head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, accompanied the president during the rally.