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Argentinian legislator punches colleague during budget argument

Maybe it is merely another sign of the tough economic times we are living in, but yesterday the budget debate in Argentina took a turn for the worse when dissident Peronist Graciela Camano smacked Kirchnerite lawmaker Carlos Kunkel in the mouth. 

 When asked about the incident afterwards, she accused him of making derogatory remarks about her husband, a union leader: ‘‘I am fed up with Mr. Kunkel. He accuses me because of being someone’s wife. I don’t have any problem being someone’s wife. I am not questioning Mr. Kunkel’s personal life. I am questioning his politics,’” Camano said. [Whatever the hell that means.]

In any case, as yesterday seemed to be a slow news day, newspapers and newscasts around the world featured the incident making it “The Slap Seen Round the World”. 

The Washington Post in the USA featured the headline: “Argentina rep hits a colleague in debate.”

The newspaper ‘El Mundo’ in Spain read “A slap in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies” and the headline article displayd  a video of the incident.

So without further ado, here you go:

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