Argentina’s vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner survives assassination bid as gun jams in her face

Argentina’s vice-president Cristina Fernandez has survived an assassination attempt after a man tried to shoot her at point-blank range outside her home.The attack was thwarted when the assailant’s handgun misfired and he was quickly overpowered by her security officers.President Alberto Fernandez, who is not related to the vice president, a former president herself, said the pistol did not discharge when the man tried to fire it outside her home in the an upmarket area of the capital Buenos Aires.