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Old 02-05-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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Chinese Slam Argentine Leader for

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China’s social media users turned on visiting Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in outrage, derision and to demand an apology after she published a Twitter post mocking the Chinese accent.

Fernandez replaced r’s with l’s in the tweet after she met with Chinese business leaders in Beijing during a trip aimed at raising investment in the recession-hit South American economy. “Did they only come for lice and petloleum?” Fernandez wrote in Spanish Wednesday.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:57 AM
 
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It's incomprehensible that the "leader" of a country should stoop so low.

Comments like her's normally come from the mouths of less educated commoners.

Nothing against Argentinos in general, but this is a shameful faux pas committed by their head of state.

An apology should ensue this embarrassing incident.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's incomprehensible that the "leader" of a country should stoop so low.

Comments like her's normally come from the mouths of less educated commoners.

Nothing against Argentinos in general, but this is a shameful faux pas committed by their head of state.

An apology should ensue this embarrassing incident.

I agree.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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The most incredible thing is that someone who is a head of state was dumb enough to put this on social media. I have to wonder if she was actually the person that did it, or if it was someone else.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Hate to say it but it's Argentina. I don't expect any better.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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Actually, a lot of hispanic people and countries do these silly, infantile things. Maybe it's in their genes. I still remember the Spanish athletes who were sending out pics of them with their eyes pulled to the side of their faces in a slant during the Beijing Olympics.

I think there's some sore of intellectual/social disconnect for these spanish and hispanic people. If I were China, I would find these behaviors amusing and childish because both Spain and Argentina are broke and desperately need Chinese investments. Yet they act like poorly educated children.
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