The Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, and the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, will share an act this afternoon at the exESMA in Buenos Aires. It will focus on the recovery of the Skyvan PA-51 plane, used during the last civil-military dictatorship in the “flights of death.” The relatives of the victims of the “Santa Cruz” will be present, along with Massa, who led the international efforts to carry out this initiative.
Cristina Kirchner, who had remained silent since the announcement of the Unión por la Patria presidential ticket, highlighted the work of Sergio Massa in the acquisition of the plane and its transfer from the United States. The plane will be located on the exESMA premises to contribute to the construction of the Report on State Terrorism. Although the vice president did not make direct reference to the electoral issue, this act represents her first public endorsement of the ruling party’s presidential candidate. Meanwhile, there is speculation about the possible participation of Juan Manzur and Pedro “Wado”, who were also being considered to head the presidential formula, in the activity together with Cristina Kirchner and Sergio Massa.
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Despite the fact that Sergio Massa seeks to convince the most loyal Kirchner electorate of his candidacy, the presence and support of Cristina Kirchner in this act represents important support in the electoral campaign. While Massa was active in the Economy Ministry, Kirchner stressed the importance of memory, truth and justice in his message. The vice president has consolidated her influence in the province of Buenos Aires, keeping Axel Kicillof as governor and strategically positioning her candidates on legislative lists. Today’s activity is expected to strengthen Massa’s image before the Kirchner electorate.
Today, at 4:00 p.m., we are going to participate in the act of recovering the Skyvan PA-51 plane, used for the “flights of death” during the last civil-military dictatorship. This is a claim from the relatives of the victims of the “Santa Cruz”, who will be present at the event… pic.twitter.com/k9D5RJfZ1f
— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) June 26, 2023