A first lady and possible president.
The week's news at a glance.
Roberto GuareschiEl Universal (Mexico)
Some say Argentinas current first lady is another Eva Peron, said Argentine journalist Roberto Guareschi in Mexico Citys El Universal. Cristina Kirchner is certainly charismatic and attractive, frequently flashing a wide smile and plenty of leg. But to compare her to Evita is to give her both too much credit and too little. Evita created a cult of personality that galvanized the masses, but had no experience in actual governance. Cristina, by contrast, is a competent politician in her own right. Shes a former senator for Santa Cruz and now, after last weeks election, a senator for Buenos Aires. She doesnt command adoration, but she does command respect. Call her, then, Argentinas answer to Hillary Clinton. Like Hillary, she could run for president after husband Nestors term ends. And like Hillary, she plays an active role in the formulation of her husbands policies. The Kirchners knew from early on in their marriage that they wanted to reach the top, and the best way to do it, they concluded, was together. They are political partners. Argentina has always been a country of strong women. For that reason, Cristina may even have a better chance at presidency than Hillary.