Painting of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
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Is Cristina Argentina's new Evita?

The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is coming under pressure as protests are expected over the government's handling of the unexplained death of the public prosecutor Alberto Nisman a month ago.

She has been criticised for what her opponents call a divisive and aggressive response to the crisis.

'Cristina', as she is colloquially called, is occasionally flamboyant and naturally politically combative.

Wyre Davies considers the woman behind the image.

  • 18 Feb 2015
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