Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: arrest after attempted shooting of Argentina vice-president

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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner: arrest after attempted shooting of Argentina vice-president

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Fernández de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a Brazilian man approached her and raised a handgun to her face

A man has been detained after he aimed a handgun at point-blank range at Argentina’s vice-president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in what the president said was an attempt on her life.

Fernández de Kirchner survived only because the gun – which was loaded with five bullets – did not fire, president Alberto Fernández said.

The incident, in which Fernández de Kirchner appeared unharmed, took place as she was greeting supporters outside her home in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Recoleta at 9pm on Thursday.

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 2 September 2022.

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