A senator proposes to use Maradona’s image on 1,000 peso bills in Argentina

Diego Armando Maradona It will be eternal for Argentines, but they want to make that tribute more fixed with an everyday element that all the country’s inhabitants use: money.

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The senator Norma Durango, of the Frente de Todos coalition (which appointed Alberto Fernández to the presidency of the country in 2019), proposed putting Maradona’s face on one side of the banknotes. 1,000 pesos (popularly known as a ‘luca’) and a moment of the historic second goal to England in Mexico’86 on the obverse.

In addition to this idea, Durango has also proposed “a collection of stamps (stamps) commemorating Diego Armando Maradona, which include both his sports career in the clubs where he played, and in the various World Cups where he participated, both as a player or as technical director of the Argentine National Team “.

“The exceptionality of his life and his career, not without limits and errors, frames him in the Greek tradition of heroes, at least as it is perceived by Nietzsche in ‘The Birth of Tragedy'”, argued the senator.

It is not the first similar initiative proposed from Argentina, although it is the one that has the most prospects of succeeding. Previously, a campaign was started on social networks to make Maradona appear on the banknotes of 10,000 pesos, although the Central Bank discarded this idea.

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