Update 2021-06-12: The article has been corrected.
The Mexicans come from the Indians and the Brazilians from the bush, but we Argentines came by boat from Europe, To President Alberto Fernandez During the visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to the country.
The Argentine president thought he was quoting the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz, but the phrase is actually from a song by 72-year-old Argentine rock singer Leto Nepea.
– I am pro-European. And the Argentine president continued: I believe in Europe.
On Twitter Created Instantly The hashtag #VergüenzaNacional, the national disgrace, in which he condemned his statement. From Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro wrote in capital letters “THE JUNGLE” and He posted a photo from the Amazon, where he meets aborigines wearing feathers.
One of Bolsonaro’s sons wrote that “Argentina is a sinking ship.” Others posted pictures of famous Nazis who took the boat to Argentina after World War II and assimilated into society. Someone posted pictures when British warships left the port of Southampton to fight Argentina during the Falklands War. The text of the text was: “The Europeans are on their way to Argentina.”
Between 1881 and 1914 they emigrated Two million Italians and 1.4 million Spaniards returned to Argentina, who had previously exterminated large sections of their indigenous peoples. Immigrants built Buenos Aires, which in 1913 became the first metropolitan city in the Southern Hemisphere. In 1920, Nordic Company, NK, opened a department store on Calle Flórida shopping street in Buenos Aires.
Since then, it has collapsed. Argentina has one of the highest external debts in the world and nearly half of the population lives in poverty.
Critic’s statement He put forward a phrase written by the first Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges. wrote that “The Argentine is Italian, speaks Spanish, thinks like a French, and strives to become Englishا“.
Argentina’s self-image is in fact an identity crisis that has led to Buenos Aires being one of the cities with the most psychotherapists per capita. Alberto Fernandez apologized for his condescending statement and acknowledged the existence of indigenous peoples in Argentina before the arrival of the Europeans:
– I didn’t mean to offend anyone, he wrote on Twitter.
Correction: Correction of information for the Buenos Aires metro.