translated from Spanish: AMLO declares admiration for Argentina’s president

Iguala.- The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, traveled this Wednesday to Iguala, Guerrero, to preside over the event commemorating the 200th birthday of the Promulgation of the Plan of Iguala and the Day of the Flag, where he declared his admiration with his counterpart from Argentina, Alberto Fernández, who attended as a guest of honor. After evoking the deep friendship between the peoples of Mexico and Argentina, as well as the influence of great figures from the South American country, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Diego Armando Maradona and Ernesto «Che» Guevara, AMLO addressed Alberto Fernández to express his admiration.
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I especially admire you, worthy president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández,» said the Mexican representative.

Read more: Marcelo Ebrard appreciates the presence of Alberto Fernández on The Day of the FlagThe ceremony began around 12:30 hours of this February 24th on the Tehuehue hill, located in Iguala, as part of the celebrations for the bicentenary of the Independence of Mexico. 

After arriving at the site by land, in the midst of a security device run by the Army and navy, the event began in which Dr. Beatriz Gutiérrez Muller was also present; The first lady of Argentina, Fabiola Yáñez, as well as the governor of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo, and Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard.During his speech, AMLO thanked the president of Argentina and his wife for having attended the ceremony for the 200 years of the Plan of Iguala, and then remember the bond that sister to Mexico and Argentina for their shared history as Latin American peoples.
It has been said many times and I repeat it (…) Mexico and Argentina are sister nations. Our peoples have always fought for freedom, justice and democracy, for the defense of sovereignty, and on not a few occasions those struggles have been intertwined,» he said.

President López Obrador recalled that when the military dictatorship erupted in Argentina with the coup d’ech to Perón in 1976, many Argentines received political asylum in Mexico, enriching our culture, arts and science.» Today many Mexicans, women and men of our generation enjoy the literature of Jorge Luis Borges, remember with admiration and affection Diego Armando Maradona, and do not fail to invoke the courage and congruence of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara,» he added, and then declared his admiration for Alberto Fernández. 

AMLO and Beatriz Gutiérrez Muller with Alberto Fernández and Fabiola Yáñez during the ceremony in Iguala. Picture: YouTube capture

During the event, in which the traditional hoisting of the Monumental Flag took place, the representative also reviewed the history of the Iguala Plan, with which the insurgents and the realists, led by Vicente Guerrero and Agustín de Iturbide, respectively, thus realizing the Independence of Mexico were reconciled.Commitment on the Ayotzinapa case
Similarly, AMLO recalled that in Iguala the disappearance of the 43 normalists of Ayotzinapa took place in September 2014, restraining their commitment to clarify the case and do justice.» It would be unforgivable to be in this city without recalling the unfortunate event of September 26, 2014, when they were repressed and disappeared here in Iguala young students of the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa. That day authoritarianism showed its sinister face again and the government’s complicity with organized crime became apparent, so it was intended to deceive with the so-called ‘historical truth’,» he said. The president assured that this infamous «truth» has been falling with recent investigations, but the pact of silence and criminal complicity prevails, so that «even with 82 detainees and the offer of protection and reward, few of them speak and we do not yet know for sure where the students of Ayotzinapa are.» Read more: Ricardo Monreal proposes to include sign language in educational programs in MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador endorsed his government’s commitment to continue with theinvestigations until he found the 43 normalists and did justice, so he pledged that he would work in coordination with the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic, the Judiciary and the Sedena to bring the truth to the parents of the students. 
I come to Iguala again to endorse our commitment not to cry out and move on until we know the truth, find the young people, and punish those responsible. The case of Ayotzinapa is a thorn that we bring nailed to the soul,» AMLO said. 

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