Wiesenthal Center Condemns Attack on Argentine Vice President

September 2, 2022

Buenos Aires and Paris - Former Argentine President, now Vice-President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was attacked in the middle of a crowd gathered in front of her home. The attacker - a figure with a loaded gun that did not fire - was immediately arrested.

The Wiesenthal Center condemns the attack, rejecting any type of violent action and calls for a speedy resolution. Freedom of discussion within a framework of respect for differences must mark a limit to violence, which has no place in democracies.

For further information, please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at +336 09770158 or Dr. Ariel Gelblung at +54 9 11 49695365, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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