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During the Summit, president Ollanta Humala and his wife, First Lady Ms. Nadine Heredia [es], were seen welcoming the guests, presiding activities, giving speeches and posing for pictures. But on the second day of the Summit, cameras captured what seems to be a harsh exchange of words between the couple.
YouTube user cajamarcaglobal uploaded the video, where we can see the presidential couple talking and then Ms. Heredia turning her back to her husband:
In Peru, Ms. Heredia is perceived as a strong-willed woman, and this episode didn't go unnoticed by Peruvian media and netizens. Twitter users created the hashtag #HablaConMiEspalda (Talk to my back) [es] and immediately started commenting and making fun of the whole situation.
User Giovanni Arce (@GiovanniArce) [es] uses Summit-related words: