BOSTON (AP) — In a departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has responded to an audience's questions at Harvard University — but not always answering them.
Fernandez said Thursday that criticism that she won't talk to the press in her country is unfounded. In Argentina, she has had five news conferences in five years and has only occasionally taken questions.
"I don't know where this comes from that I don't talk, that I can't speak, that I'm mute," she said in Spanish which was translated into English.
To a student from Argentina who asked about Argentines' limited access to foreign capital when they want to travel abroad, she said being at Harvard, "obviously you don't have dollar problems." To another person's concern about crime in Argentina, she said she expected different questions from her Ivy League audience.