Argentine leader puts Kirchner on Perons’ pedestal

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2007 file photo, Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner embraces his wife presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez at the end of the closing campaign rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A documentary film titled "Nestor Kirchner" hits the theaters on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, the latest example of an ongoing effort to exalt the late president's memory, seeking to match the level of Juan Domingo Peron. Streets, hospitals, tunnels and even a soccer tournament is named after Nestor Kirchner, who served as president from 2003 to 2007 and died at the age of 60 on Oct. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has sought tirelessly to secure her late husband's place in Argentina's pantheon alongside popular leader Juan Domingo Peron and his glamorous wife Evita, the country's most influential politicians of the 20th century.