New murals and statue to commemorate death of Néstor Kirchner

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Thousands of people and militants have been remembering Néstor Kirchner today exactly one year after he died aged 60 following a heart attack. Muralist Marcos Catuares painted a new portrait of the former president in Plaza del Congreso on behalf of the political group ‘Segundo Centenario’ to mark the occasion.

New mural and statue of Kirchner in Plaza del Congreso

A bronze statute of Kirchner created by plastic artist and sculptor Omar Gasparini was also on show in front of the Palacio del Congreso this morning.

Miners of Río Turbio with statue of Néstor

The statue was later carried by the miners of Río Turbio in a procession to Plaza del Mayo followed by members of the public, Kirchnerist groups, militants and party supporters.

Kirchner mural by Catuares in Plaza de Mayo

Catuares also painted another mural of Kirchner in Plaza de Mayo in April to coincide with the sixth month anniversary of Kirchner’s death. Accompaning the portrait is the phrase ‘La vida por su pueblo’, meaning ‘Your life for your people’.

Political portrait in front of La Casa Rosada

Thousands of political posters and graffiti depicting president Cristina Fernandéz de Kirchner and her late husband have also popped up all over the city, as well as more graffiti tributes by political groups.

Kirchner mural in Parque Chacabuco

A number of murals have the phrase KV, an abbreviation for ‘Kirchner Vuelve’ meaning ‘Kirchner will return’.

More Kirchner graffiti in Plaza de Mayo

Click here to see more photos of Néstor Kirchner graffiti

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