Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, decreed three days of national mourning starting this Sunday after the death of former president Carlos Menem, according to a statement from the Casa Rosada.
Fernández had lamented the death of the ex-president with a message on his Twitter account and sent condolences to his family.
With deep regret I learned of the death of Carlos Saúl Menem. Always elected in a democracy, he was Governor of La Rioja, President of the Nation and National Senator. In dictatorship he was persecuted and imprisoned. All my love goes to Zulema, Zulemita and all those who mourn him today. pic.twitter.com/m3zYdQV781
– Alberto Fernández (@alferdez) February 14, 2021
The former president of Argentina Mauricio Macri also spoke after Menem’s death. “He leaves us above all a good person, whom I will remember with great affection,” he said.
I deeply regret the death of former President Carlos Saúl Menem. Above all, he leaves us a good person, whom I will remember with great affection. My condolences to his family and friends.
– Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) February 14, 2021
The former president of Argentina Carlos Menem diesFor her part, former president and current vice president Cristina Kirchner expressed her condolences to Menem’s family and colleagues.
In view of the death of former President Carlos Saúl Menem, I want to express my condolences to his family and to his colleagues and friends.
– Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) February 14, 2021
Another president of the region who spoke out on his networks was Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, who described Menem as “a good friend of Chile.”
Today President Carlos Menem died, who marked the 90’s in Argentina and was a good friend of Chile.
My solidarity with his family and the Argentine people and may God welcome his soul.
– Sebastian Piñera (@sebastianpinera) February 14, 2021
Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo also expressed condolences:
My sincere condolences and solidarity to relatives, friends and the Argentine people for the physical loss of former President Carlos Menem. RIP
– Nito Cortizo (@NitoCortizo) February 14, 2021
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