27 Nov 2010
With great sadness, World without Wars has learned of the death of the former President, Nestor Kirchner of Argentina.
Kirchner led Argentina through a particularly difficult time in his country’s history after the collapse of the Argentine economy following years of attachment to disastrous IMF policies that brought the country to collapse and ruin at the beginning of the new millennium.
His policies positively transformed Argentina and brought the country out of this disaster, kicking the IMF out of the country in the process. His friendship with leaders of progressive countries such as Bolivia and Ecuador certainly earned him the disapproval of the Right wing, but has been greatly appreciated by Humanists who see this progressive model as a better path towards social justice.
Kirchner was also a man of peace and nonviolence as he expressed in his support for last year’s World March for Peace and Nonviolence which he endorsed writing, “May these lines be an expression of the certainty that we must all commit ourselves to work every day for the construction of a world without violence, in which the banners of justice, liberty, dialogue, equal opportunities and respect for the dignity of every human being are upheld. Let the March find people from all nations together striving for peace and liberty.”
Our thoughts are with him and his family at this time as he leaves this time and space to continue his journey in a different one.
With light in our hearts and peace in our understanding!