The Harvard Crimson
Friday, September 28, 2012
By Sagar Desai
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the first woman to be elected president of Argentina, faced tough questions from students at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.
Delivering her speech in Spanish, Kirchner argued that her administration has largely been a successful one. She noted accomplishments such as the establishment of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation and the recovery of Argentina after both the 2008 economic crisis and the recent European sovereign-debt crisis.
“The minimum wage of our workers is the highest in Latin America,” said Kirchner, whose speech was translated for English speakers. “The same-sex marriage law—we take pride in being the first country in Latin America. To do this fills us with joy,” she added.
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