The Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, was today in Buenos Aires with the Thai guys who starred in a media rescue after having been trapped in a cave for 17 days last June.
The greeting of the Argentine president to the eleven young people, in which the vice president of the country, Gabriela Michetti, was also present, took place during a guided tour in the historic Casa Rosada, the headquarters of the Argentine Executive.
The Thai boys, between 11 and 16 years old, are in the Argentine capital for the Olympic Youth Games, and were invited by the International Olympic Committee.
The teenagers, members of the Thai Wild Boars team that took center stage in the international news for days, attended the opening ceremony of the Games on Saturday, and received an ovation from the public.
Another of the list of activities of the boys was to play a game last Sunday against a team of children of River Plate, in the Monumental, the iconic stadium of the Buenos Aires team.
The young people were locked up on June 26 by a monsoon rain that isolated them in the cavern in northern Thailand where they were hiking with their 23-year-old tutor.
They were found nine days after their disappearance, and in the rescue operation a hundred divers participated and one of them lost his life.