VIDEO SHOCK – Argentina: ex-president Cristina Kirchner miraculously escapes an assassination attempt – The Independent

Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is miraculously unharmed after a man with a pistol tried to open fire on her on Thursday night but failed as the weapon failed to detonate, authorities said. The video sequence that has moved all of Argentina for a few hours is incredible: the country’s ex-president (and current vice-president) Cristina Kirchner miraculously escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday evening in Buenos Aires. On the images, we see the armed arm of the shooter who approaches her, shoots, but the weapon jams… This attack, which occurred in front of the home of the leader in the capital Buenos Aires, underlines the tensions growing politics in Argentina, and more generally in South America, which have put politicians in the region on edge. “A man pointed a gun at her head and pulled the trigger. Cristina is still alive because, for some reason yet to be confirmed, the gun…did not detonate,” said said President Alberto Fernandez, indicating that the weapon was loaded with five bullets. The sequence is just incredible: assassination attempt against the former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner, last night in Buenos Aires. The shooter approaches her, shoots, but the weapon jams … #baraka— Arnaud Bédat (@ArnaudBedat) September 2, 2022 “Most serious incident” During a speech televised, he described the incident as the most serious in the country since the return to democracy. At the time of the attack, several hundred people were outside the home of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to show their support for her, who was tried on corruption charges. Television footage showed a man brandishing a gun inches from Kirchner’s Cristina Fernandez face as she waved to supporters. The assailant, whom the authorities identified as a 35-year-old man of Brazilian origin, was quickly arrested by the police, who seized his weapon. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the country’s president from 2007 to 2015, is a controversial political figure. She faces a 12-year prison sentence and possible life ban from public service in a case involving public contracts awarded in the early 2000s. debate, societies are destroyed and situations like this arise: attempted assassination,” Economy Minister Sergio Massa wrote on Twitter. Latin American leaders and political allies, including Chilean President Gabriel Boric, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, denounced the attack, expressing via Twitter their solidarity with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and their relief that she is unharmed.