Sunday, December 13, 2015
Photo suite 206 -- Argentina inauguration
Last week Argentina's new president was sworn in, which made me remember the day, eight years ago, when Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the outgoing president, was inaugurated. We were in Buenos Aires that day and visited the Plaza de Mayo, where later that afternoon the ceremony would take place. Already in the morning the police were on hand, and Cristina's supporters from a couple of faraway provinces had debarked from their buses and were moving toward their front-row seats.
We finished our tour in time to watch the inauguration on TV from our hotel room. Cristina's years in office were not a fabulous success, but we always felt a little connection because we had been there when she took office.