Buenos Aires, by Noelia Diaco. Photo is not visible, used only for sharing on social networks.

Spanish lessons #5: Political vocab

September 24, 2011
I did my first interview in Spanish yesterday, for an article on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. I transcribed the interview later, and in the process, picked up some relevant vocab. 

Fallecimiento — death, passing 
As in the death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner
Aflorar — surface, rise
As in a side of Cristina Fernandez surfaced
Escenario —stage 
As in the couple shared the political stage
Oficialismo — governing or ruling party
In Argentina, el Frente para la Victoria (or the Front for Victory)
Vicisitudes — difficulties
As in the difficulties that Argentina has endured in its history
Embates: hardships
As in the hardships the president would endure after the death of her husband

- Steph 

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