President Alberto Fernández and his peers from Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, from Bolivia, Luis Arce, and from Colombia, Gustavo Petro, signed a declaration in favor of Vice President Cristina Kirchner, after the request for twelve-year sentences in her against for alleged illicit association.

The presidential spokeswoman, Gabriela Cerruti, read in the Casa Rosada conference room the document signed by the four presidents of the region to explicitly express their support for the head of the Senate, whom they consider to be a victim of “judicial persecution.”

“We express our most absolute rejection of the unjustifiable judicial persecution that the current vice president of the Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has been suffering,” the leaders said.

“This persecution is aimed at removing Cristina Fernández de Kirchner from public, political and electoral life, as well as burying the values ​​and ideals she represents, with the ultimate goal of implementing a neoliberal model,” the four presidents warned.