“Today more than ever: homeland yes, colony no,” said the president to receive the Libertad Frigate
January 9, 2013
President Cristina Kirchner heads the act that took place in the city of Mar del Plata on the occasion of receiving the frigate Libertad, recovered from an attempt to seize of the vulture funds.
The head of state said that the arrival of the frigate Libertad “symbolizes unconditional defence of the sovereign rights of Argentina and national dignity,” adding: “Today more than ever homeland yes, colony no.”
She added, referring to Nestor Kirchner: “When many asked us to hand over and we paid vulture funds, our government made a show to respect a historical legacy that he left us when he said he would not leave his convictions in the State House door”.
“What we are talking about and who these vulture funds are? They are the product of this global crisis; this is a kind of old capitalism, where there are no rules. Vultures are birds begin to fly over the dead to eat carrion. What do they do? They fly over indebted countries in default. They are global social predators”.
And criticized the media: “In those 70 days a centenary newspaper said we had to honor and pay debts to vulture funds. I say, why they do not pay what they owe the state?”
And on the end the president stressed: “Never ask me a gesture of hypocrisy or falsehood. I am as you see me, in one piece.”