Cold Air In Buenos Aires Print
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Excerpt from 'Inviting bad luck by protecting human rights offenders' by Li Wei from Renminbao.

Extreme cold air hit Argentina on 19th Aug. (screenshot)Buenos Aires, Literally "Good Airs" in Spanish, the capital of Argentina, has an average temperature of 16°C, with the 10.8°C average in June being coldest monthly average of the year.

But on 19th August, it faced a severe hail storm with temperatures falling drastically.

The 'cold' air has been hanging around Argentina for quite awhile: at beginning of this year, most areas of Argentina had experienced extremely high temperatures of over 40°C in January; in February, it experienced stormy weather with some areas experiencing 12 metres of rain within 24 hours; In June this year during the FAC, Argentina lost to Germany 4 nil, the worst result since 1974; in August, after encountering a few days of strange weather, Buenos Aires was suddenly showered with hail the size of ping pong balls.

This bad luck is quite possibly linked to the foul decisions made by the Kirchners, the former president of Argentina,  Néstor Kirchner and his wife and successor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, over their persistent intervention in a judicial matter, that overturned the decision of a court in Argentina, which issued a national and international arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, and Luo Gan, on crimes of genocide and torture against Falun Gong practitioners in China. (full details here)

After their intervention with the court decision, the president, Mrs. Kirchner was able to gain financial help and contracts with the communist dictators in China, and the Kirschners have achieved great success in their personal finances, as described:  "Public records show that since their arrival to power in 2003, the declared assets of Cristina and Néstor Kirchner have increased by 572%. A preliminary report on the investigation by the Argentine Anti Corruption Office (OA) established that the official figures provided by the Kirchners "don't stack up".

Left: Mr. and Mrs. Kirchner; Right: Judge Oyarbide. (screenshot)

Some may think that the bad weather, and bad luck, including former president, Mr. Kirchner dying of a heart attack on 27th Oct. 2010, would not necessarily be connected to their intervention with the court ruling on the criminals of the Chinese communist regime.

Well, there are quite a lot of things that "don't stack up" nowadays, but in a country like Argentina, in which over 90% of the population follows the Catholic faith, how do Argentinians really look at the disasters they encounter?