CFKArgentina Live-Tweets Evo Morales Airplane Crisis

Last night Cristina Kirchner, Argentina's President, live tweeted the events around Evo Morales' European airplane hijacking:

  • I returned from la Rosada, Olivos 21:46 hs. They notify me, President Correa is on the phone. “Rafael? Put him on” [link]
  • “Hey Rafa, how are you?” He tells me he is angry and anguished, “You do not know what is happening?” [link]
  • “No, what is happening?”. I was in lala-land. Odd, because I am always paying attention... and viglant. I had just finished a meeting. [link]
  • “Cristina, they detained Evo with his airplane and they won’t let him leave Europe” [link]
  • “What? Evo? Evo Morales has been detained?” Immediately, I remember the last picture I saw with him, in Rusia [link]
  • Next to Putin, Nicolas Maduro and other Chiefs of State. “But what happened Rafael?” [link]
  • “Multiple countries revoked the flight permit and he is in Vienna”, he replies [link]
  • Definitely, everyone is crazy. A Chief of State and his airplane have total immunity. This level of impunity is unacceptable. [link]
  • Rafal tells me that he will call urgently a Ollanta Umala for an urgent meeting of UNASUR [link]
  • I call Evo. On the other line, his voice responds calmly “Hello friend, how are you doing?”. He asks me how I am doing? [link]
  • He has thousands of years of civilization more than me. He describes the situation. “I am here, in a small room in the airport...” [link]
  • “I am not going to let them inspect my airplane. I am not a thief”. Simply perfect. Strength Evo. [link]
  • CFK: “Let me call the Cancilleria. I want to see the jurisdiction, agreements and which court to go to. I’ll call you later”. “Thank you friend”. [link]
  • They confirm the absolute immunity by the right consuetudionario, embodied on the convention of 2004 and the Haye Court. [link]
  • If Austria does not let him leave, or wants to inspect his airplane, he can go to the international court of the Haya and ask.... [link]
  • Yes! AN INJUCTION. I dont’t know if I should laugh or cry. You realize what Injunctions are used for [link]
  • Well, if not, we can send a judge from here. MOther of God! What world! [link]
  • I call Evo again. His Minister of Defense takes note. In Austria it is 3am. They are going to try to reach the authorities [link]
  • I talk with Pepe (Mujica). He is outraged. He is right. The whole thing is very humiliating. Rafa calls me again [link]
  • Ollanta notifies me that he will call for a meeting of UNASUR. It is 00:25AM. Tomorrow will be a day long and hard. Calm. They wont succeed. [link]
Posted on 03 Jun 2013 by Miguel de Icaza
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