President Alberto Fernandez referred this afternoon to the controversy raised from Alphaa participant of big brother 2022who described it as a “coimero”.
“The spokeswoman -in relation to Gabriela CerutiHe said exactly what I think. End that discussion. The spokeswoman expressed what the President thinks”, she introduced in an interview granted to the news channel C5N.
And he developed: “The President is an honest person, he has never participated in any act of corruption, his decency has never been questioned and the only thing I have to leave my children is my decency; if the person who attacks me is someone very important or a madman, I will react in the same way because what they are questioning is the honesty of the President of the Nation and I cannot leave that in question because I am an honest person ”.
To understand the discussion, you have to go back to a scene that occurred in the reality show Big Brother that is broadcast on Telefe. Walter Santiago, a contestant nicknamed “Alfa”, assured in dialogue with another member of the famous house that he knew the President and that he had been “bribes” on his part.
The viralization of the scene caused the reaction of the spokeswoman Cerruti, who through social networks denied the version. Gregorio Dalbón, Fernández’s lawyer, also announced that he plans to sue “Alfa”, something that was ratified during today’s report by the head of state.
“If it is a madman or a very important person, it does not matter to me exactly. I am not going to remain silent when they attack me in things that I have nothing to do with. I’m talking about the presidential investiture and my person, ”said the president after participating in an act in Pilar.
The statements ratify the Casa Rosada’s strategy of continuing to expand the discussion of the subject instead of closing it.
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In one of his first appearances on the reality show broadcast on Telefe, Santiago said he knew Fernández very well.
“I have known him for 35 years; Alberto Fernández bribed me a lot of times. I know Alberto Fernández very well. There are many politicians who have tied themselves to power who are Cafiero, the children of Cafiero, the grandchildren of Cafiero. That they have entrenched themselves in power and have made a fortune”, he stated in dialogue with another participant in the game that this year offers $15,000,000 and a house as the first prize.
Alfa is 60 years old, is from Tigre and is divorced. He buys, sells and repairs collector cars. He lived in Miami for thirteen years: he left in 2001 and returned in 2013. “I was always a leader, I’m very horny, very spiteful and I have a great memory, I don’t forget anything. I am going to be the patriarch of the house ”, he described himself upon entering the program.
His interlocutor in the controversial dialogue was Romina Uhrig, another contestant linked to politics: she was a national deputy for the Frente de Todos between 2019 and 2021. Uhrig, 34, was born on January 27, 1988 and is a Physical Education teacher . She started her political career with positions of institutional responsibility at the hands of the former mayor of Moreno and his former partner, Walter Festa. She was in the areas of Institutional Relations and Productive Development of the commune. Her great leap occurred in December 2019, when she became a national deputy after the then-elect mayor of La Matanza resigned from her seat, Fernando Espinoza. He entered the precinct for having integrated the Kirchnerist list of national legislators of Unidad Ciudadana in 2017 in 15th place.
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Alfa assured that his link with Fernández arises through the Buenos Aires legislator Claudio Ferreño, who last night was summoned to Casa Rosada to give explanations about the scandal.
Ferreño and the President know each other from the Buenos Aires political arena and have a very close personal bond. Since 2019, when Alberto Fernández took office, the leader of the Buenos Aires PJ became the head of the Frente de Todos bloc in the Legislature, a position he still holds. They met alone for about an hour and at Balcarce 50 they avoided giving details about the talk. But as he was able to reconstruct infobae, Ferreño told him that he had been annoyed that he had been treated as a bribe (by the President) and made it clear that he is not related to the GH participant, but to his brother.
The legislator avoided making any public statement on the matter since the scandal broke. In response to a query Infobae, in their environment considered that the issue “has no relevance”, and denied the statements of the GH participant, both in relation to the President and to Ferreño himself. “This man poses a relationship of friendship that does not exist. He is lying about everything. Albert doesn’t know him. And use Claudio to say yes. But he never met,” they said.
However, they admitted that he met the GH player during his childhood, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Coghlan, 40 years ago. And they recognized that he still maintains a bond of friendship with Santiago’s brother. But they repeatedly clarified that he has not been linked to “Alfa” for a long time, the car dealer who, overnight, He went from anonymity to fame.