Argentine president’s tweets on Chinese accent cause furor

Embattled Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, while on a state visit to China seeking badly needed investment, caused a furor Wednesday by joking about her hosts’ accents on Twitter. Fernandez tried to mimic a Chinese accent by switching “r’s” with “l’s” in a tweet in Spanish that translates as: “Did they only come for lice and petloleum.” A few minutes later, she added: “Sorry, the levels of ridiculousness and absurdity are so high they can only be digested with humor.” The tweets came as she met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



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