In pictures: The US Embassy celebrated its Independence Day

In the presence of the Chief of Staff, John Manzoras the sole representative of the National Council of Ministers, and without the presidency together for change, the US Embassy in Buenos AiresIn charge of Mark StanleyAnd the This afternoon it celebrates the 246th anniversary of its independence.

This is the first time in three years that the embassy has opened its doors, and it has done so huge celebration Where there was no shortage of music or delicacies, but where Political absences are noted, especially on the part of the government.

Ambassador Mark Stanley and his family at the United States Independence Day celebrationGerardo Verkovic – The Nation

Under Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, Gustavo Martinez PandianiSergio Massa, representing the renewal front. do the same Ferdinand BruneSincerely, the Secretary of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, Gustavo Bellez. Comfortable in his role as the sole representative of the government, Mansour spoke enthusiastically with the Peronist Governor of Catamarca, Raul Jalil. Miguel Pescithe head of the central bank, was also part of the curtailed pro-government entourage.

“There are places you should be”He told Mansour Nationwhile waiting for the elevator that will bid him farewell to the first floor of the palace of the embassy headquarters.

John Manzor
John ManzorGerardo Verkovic – The Nation

Neither the party leaders of the opposition, nor the presidential candidates were from Together for Change. Fernando Stravis Represented the government of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodriguez Laretta s Gustavo Gomez Repetto Came on behalf of the former president Mauricio Macri.

Representatives Silvia Lospinato and Ricardo Lopez Murphy They said present, like John Manuel Lopez Civil Alliance – ARI. Hernan Lacunzawho came to say hi too, avoided talking about the economy with a smile.

Hernán Lacunza, former Minister of Economy
Hernán Lacunza, former Minister of EconomyGerardo Verkovic – The Nation

There were also, among others, businessmen Mario Montoto and Matthias Zapirofederal judges Ariel Legault and Federico Villina (in charge of the case of the Venezuelan plane hijacked in Ezeiza) and the ambassadors Carlos Inchizo Christiansen (Uruguay) and Galette Ronin (Israel).

In his speech, Ambassador Stanley said: “Celebration too A good time to reflect on the principles that have been the foundation of our country: equality, life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. We are proud of these values. And during my travels around Argentina, I learned that Argentines share the same love for these values ​​as me.”

Accompanied by Wendy Hillibrand Stanley, Ambassador Mark Stanley highlighted the shared values ​​of the United States and Argentina
Accompanied by Wendy Hillibrand Stanley, Ambassador Mark Stanley highlighted the shared values ​​of the United States and ArgentinaGerardo Verkovic – The Nation

Without mentioning thorny issues, such as the government’s relationship with Venezuela or Cuba, Stanley asserted: “Our countries share many other values: respect for human rights, a commitment to protecting freedom of speech and religion, and the view that democracy, even with its fragility, is the best form of government.“.

This year’s celebration, the first in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, is inspired by the city of New Orleans. Like Argentina, the United States is a nation of immigrants. “We are a multi-faceted country known for its cultural diversity,” the ambassador said before leading the toasts into a crowded hall.

Ambassador Mark Stanley and his family at the United States Independence Day celebration
Ambassador Mark Stanley and his family at the United States Independence Day celebrationGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Vice-Christian Ritondo
Vice-Christian RitondoGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Political analyst Rosendo Fraga
Political analyst Rosendo FragaGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Diego Gellar
Diego GellarGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Ivan de Pineda, Fabian Perechodnik, and Juan Pablo Maglier, Counselor of La Rural, with other guests at the US Embassy.
Ivan de Pineda, Fabian Perechodnik, and Juan Pablo Maglier, Counselor of La Rural, with other guests at the US Embassy.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Daniel Sapsi
Daniel SapsiGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Economist Carlos Melconian
Economist Carlos MelconianGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Miguel Angel Pesci at the celebration of the independence of the United States of America.
Miguel Angel Pesci at the celebration of the independence of the United States of America.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Businessman Daniel Villa
Businessman Daniel VillaGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.
Celebrating Independence Day at the US Embassy.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Attorney Mauricio de Alessandro
Attorney Mauricio de AlessandroGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
John Manzor
John ManzorGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Silvia Lospinato and Eduardo Amadeo
Silvia Lospinato and Eduardo AmadeoGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Jalil, Galit Ronen and Mansour at the Independence Day celebration at the US Embassy.
Jalil, Galit Ronen and Mansour at the Independence Day celebration at the US Embassy.Gerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Juan Pablo Maglier and Fabian Perechodnik
Juan Pablo Maglier and Fabian PerechodnikGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Carlos Melconian with party guests
Carlos Melconian with party guestsGerardo Verkovic – The Nation
Christian Ritondo and Daniel Villa
Christian Ritondo and Daniel VillaGerardo Verkovic – The Nation

Photos: Gerardo Verkovic

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