Assailant Pulls Gun on Argentine VP Fernandez #shorts

Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was threatened by a man with a gun late on Thursday, in what was described as an assassination attempt. Officials reported she was not harmed, and no shots were fired. Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has survived an assassination attempt. An assailant pointed a gun at her Thursday at point-blank range, but it failed to fire. President Alberto Fernandez said in a national televised address that “A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger.” Video of the failed shooting shows the gun nearly touching Cristina Fernandez’s face. The incident happened as the vice president was surrounded by supporters as she returned home after a day in court, where she is facing corruption allegations stemming from the time when she served as Argentina’s president from 2007-15. She has denied all charges. President Fernandez said the assassination attempt was “the most serious incident since we recovered democracy” in 1983. » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
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