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Barrier breaker did a good job

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THERE was discussion between Washington and the US ambassador to Madrid regarding Carme Chacon’s appointment as Defence minister in 2008.

Minister of Housing until then, she was 39 and pregnant but Eduardo Aguirre commented that although young and inexperienced “she should not be underestimated.”

Spanish president Jose Luis Zapatero regarded her as ‘a strong manager’ and Aguirre patronisingly predicted that given time she would ‘grow into the job.’

Tragically, Chacon no longer has time. Having left politics she was found dead in her Madrid........

© Euro Weekly News