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Alberto Fernández will be the only speaker at an act to be held on Wednesday for the three years of government

The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, will be the only speaker at the event for his first three years in office.  EFE/ Juan Ignacio Roncoroni
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, will be the only speaker at the event for his first three years in office. EFE/ Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

To commemorate the three years of government, President Alberto Fernández will lead an act next Wednesday at mid-morning in Colón Square -located behind the Casa Rosada- in which he will be the only speaker.

Among the guests are members of the National Cabinet, governors, mayors and legislators from the Frente de Todos, leaders of social movements and also human rights and cultural organizations. There will be no musical show and the president will be the only speaker.

It is not yet known if Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be present, who is recovering from a case of COVID-19 that kept her at rest in El Calafate, Santa Cruz, during the last days. Her illness forced her to cancel a meeting of the Puebla Group that was to take place at the Kirchner Cultural Center.

An image of the projection on the Rosada this December 10.
An image of the projection on the Rosada this December 10.

On this occasion, in the midst of economic turmoil for the Government while waiting for a new inflation index to be announced on Thursday and with the Argentine National Team among the top four in the World Cup in Qatar, there was no celebration on Saturday, December 10 when the three years of his assumption were effectively completed. That day they chose to put together a version of the anthem sung by artists of various musical extractions and celebrate Human Rights Day. And also the projection of a videomapping on the Plaza de Mayo and the buildings that surround it.

The Executive produced this year to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the return of Democracy (December 10, 1983, assumption of Raúl Alfonsín to the presidency) and the Human Rights Day that production that was broadcast on the national chain at midnight on Saturday the 10th.

“In commemoration of the Day of Democracy and Human Rights, it will be projected on the facade of the Casa Rosada a videomapping which will present, through 2D and 3D animations, different graphic games that highlight the particular architecture of the building while exposing archival images, significant words and graphics alluding to the date”, said the official government statement when announcing the activity.

In the video, an orchestra played the National Anthem against the background of the Government House while several artists sang, one at a time, the verses of the verse that is customary to sing at school, official and other events, while the chorus was sung by cumbia singer 420, L-Ghent, for a low-energy version of “Let the laurels be eternal…!”

On December 10, 2021, there was an act for Democracy and Human Rights Day with Lula and Pepe Mujica as special guests.  DCIM\100GOPRO
On December 10, 2021, there was an act for Democracy and Human Rights Day with Lula and Pepe Mujica as special guests. DCIM\100GOPRO

The Ministry of Culture was in charge of summoning the artists, namely: the orchestral ensemble directed by Julián Caeiro, and the performers Tita Print, Dolores Solá, Flor Bobadilla, Nadia Larcher, Candelaria Zamar, Mica Chauque, María Castillo, Guillermo Fernández , Leo García, Miss Bolivia, Miloo Moya and Rayo, in addition to the aforementioned L-Gante.

When the first anniversary of the Government was celebrated in 2020, Argentina was going through one of the worst stages of the pandemic – vaccination had not yet begun in the country – and for this reason it went almost unnoticed.

For the second year, when the situation with respect to Covid 19 had already been normalized, it was decided to celebrate in the Plaza de Mayo in an act with popular mobilization where the axis was the Day of Democracy and Human Rights. There were musical numbers there and as special guests were the Brazilian Luis Inacio “Lula” Da Silva and the former Uruguayan president, José “Pepe” Mujica. “Democracy forever” was one of the most repeated slogans that time.

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