Néstor Kirchner (February 25, 1950 - October 27, 2010) was President of Argentina between 2003 and 2007. He was born in Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, where he was governor. On May 4, 2010 he became the first Secretary General of UNASUR. He died in Calafate on October 27, 2010 from heart failure which was caused by an earlier case of a heart attack. He was elected President in 2003, preceded by Eduardo Duhalde. Kirchner's widow, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, is the current president of Argentina.
- "Argentine ex-leader Kirchner dies". Al-Jazeera. 27 October 2010. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/10/2010102713264244362.html?asid=111b4c78. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- Former President Kirchner appointed secretary general of UNASUR
- BBC News. October 27, 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10627873.