BALI (Special Envoy) – Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero was already inside the Candy Ballroom, the impressive hall of the Apoorva Kempinski hotel where the G20 summit is taking place, when he noticed strange movements. Those close to him say he didn’t know what was happening until a few minutes later, When he learned that President Alberto Fernandez was going to Sangla General Hospital in this cityAfter suffering a decompression. cafiero was next sergio massa And it was assessed earlier that it was the head of the Palacio de Hacienda who would read the three-minute speech, as requested by the organizers, that Fernández should give. Then, according to protocol, they knew it had to be the chancellor.
Little by little, and with a high dose of surprise, everyone on the crew learns what happened. Fernández was greeting Spaniard Pedro Sánchez when he became dizzy, as he later described. For a moment, Sanchez thought that Fernandez had fallen asleep. The President felt dizzy and a drop in blood pressure. So, what should have happened did not happen: Fernández entered the Candy Ballroom through an entrance reserved for leaders and inside he met Cafiero, Massa and Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, George Arguello, All that was changed by the unexpected.
While Alberto Fernandez was transferred by ambulance with his personal friend and Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio VitobelloThere was surprise and disappointment inside and outside the Candy Ballroom. besides Vitobello in the ambulance was Diego Sandrini, Head of custody of Fernandez. The President was monitored at all times by Argentine security personnel, not only who depend on the Federal Police, but also the Casa Militar, who is in charge of its maximum chief, Alejandro Guglielmi. The spokesperson was also with Fernandez in the hospital Gabriella Cerruti, Custodial Body and Ceremonial Body.
Once the President arrived at the local hospital, it was decided to conduct diagnostic tests and endoscopy. Vitobello then called the first lady, Fabiola Yanez, to Rome, where he participates in a scholas okrantes program. He told her what happened and handed over the phone to Fernandez so he could talk to her. A few minutes later, the first statement was released that described Fernandez’s symptoms of dizziness and hypotension, which would change over the hours.
At the same time, concerned frontline voices in the entourage became active. “He was very pale,” remarked one of those close to him. ,It was a complicated episode. He shed a lot of blood and it caused decomposition”Sources added from the surroundings. “They studied and gave him the serum. He will cautiously resume some activities”, he concluded.
an opinion that would be contrary to what would happen after spending more than five hours in the hospital, and a few hours after finalizing the bilateral Xi Jinping, Fernandez tried to convey an image that all was well and bring peace of mind.
It was later learned that the Vice President Christina Kirchner He had contacted Fernandez to inquire about his health. This happened in the midst of one of the worst moments in their personal relationship.
It was a very busy Tuesday evening when he spoke to reporters covering the tour, and he was all smiles. There were also announcements to postpone a good portion of the activities planned for this Wednesday. it will only conduct encounters with Kristalina Georgieva, IMF and Sanchez of Spain. The vast majority of other planned activities will be covered by Cafiero, one of his loyalists since the days of the Callao group and who did not attend the dinner for the leaders at sunset this Tuesday in which he begs Fernández to live in peace. Will take the place of From Melia Hotel.
Cafiero’s loyalty to Fernandez is total. Those who saw him closely today noted his concern for the president, and later his relief. Also, your honor, in total silence in the face of a sensitive situation that had a complete impact on the local delegation.