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  • Judges orders trial for Argentina ex-president (Cristina Kirchner - charged w/fiscal mismanagement)

    03/23/2017 10:19:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AFP on Yahoo! ^ | 3/23/17 | AFP
    Buenos Aires (AFP) - A judge on Thursday ordered Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner to stand trial on charges of financial mismanagement. It is the first of several cases against the combative 64-year-old leftist leader to go to trial. A string of cases targeting Kirchner and her rival, current President Mauricio Macri, are clouding Argentine politics ahead of mid-term elections later this year. Kirchner is accused of ordering the central bank to sell dollar futures at artificially low prices, causing Argentina to lose hundreds of millions. She denies wrongdoing. Kirchner's defenders say she should not be prosecuted for a mishandled...
  • Kirchner and Trolls

    05/16/2016 11:50:32 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Splice Today ^ | May 16, 2016 | Todd Sevey
    The Inuit reportedly have some 15 or so words for snow—and it turns out English speakers do, too, since the Inuit terms correlate roughly to phrases such as “snow bank” and “snow drift” that make perfect sense. Generally speaking, though, I say the more terms—and the more precise terms—we have for taking apart messy bundles of similar phenomena, the better. The sleaziest people in politics tend to disagree with this. After all, who wins from glomming onto an already-established word and trying to invest it with some new, not at first discernible implication? Usually people up to no good or...
  • Kirchner Charged in Central-Bank Case

    05/15/2016 7:07:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    A federal judge in Argentina on Friday indicted former President Cristina Kirchner and more than a dozen others in a case involving allegations that late in her term Argentina’s central bank illegally traded derivatives, costing the country billions of dollars. In a 147-page ruling, Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio charged Mrs. Kirchner with the crime of “unfaithful administration,” essentially saying she defrauded the public. An attorney for Mrs. Kirchner hasn’t responded to repeated requests to comment about recent allegations against her and efforts to contact Mrs. Kirchner through the office of her son, a member of Congress, have also been unsuccessful.
  • 'KIRCHNER ERA' ENDS WITH OPPOSITION WIN IN ARGENTINA

    11/23/2015 1:30:14 AM PST · by Fhios · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 23, 12:31 AM ES | PETER PRENGAMAN
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- President-elect Mauricio Macri's promises to revitalize Argentina's sagging economy with free-market reforms and improve strained relations with the United States resonated with voters, carrying him to a historic win that ended 12 years of often-conflictive rule by President Cristina Fernandez and her late husband. ... snip ]
  • Argentina Shifts To The Right

    11/01/2015 10:35:27 AM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | October 31, 2015 | Maria Victoria Murillo
    Last week’s election in Argentina produced a result that few predicted. Mauricio Macri, the center–right mayor of Buenos Aires, secured almost as many votes as the favorite, Daniel Scioli, the former powerboat racer and governor of the province of Buenos Aires. Scioli, the candidate for the incumbent Front for Victory (FPV) coalition, who the outgoing president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, had reluctantly endorsed, won 36.8 percent of the vote; Macri’s coalition, called “Let’s Change,” won 34.3 percent. To avoid a second round vote, Argentina’s constitution requires that one party receive more than 45 percent of the vote (or at least...
  • Obama wanted Argentina to provide nuke fuel to Iran, Argentine president discloses

    10/05/2015 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 02 October 2015 | Andre Mitchell
    US President Barack Obama continues to receive heavy flak for defending the nuclear deal he initiated with Iran, and then enlisting the support of his allies in the Senate to prevent rival Republican leaders from blocking its implementation. Now, Obama will likely face more criticism after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner revealed in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official tried to convince Argentina to provide nuclear fuel to Iran sometime in 2010. In her remarks witnessed by world leaders, Kirchner recalled how Gary Samore, who once worked as the...
  • ARGENTINE PREZ: Obama Admin Tried to Convince Us to Sell Nuclear Fuel to Iran

    10/04/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration tried to persuade Argentina to “provide the Islamic State of Iran with nuclear fuel” back in 2010. President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner made these accusations during her speech this week to the General Assembly. Nuclear fuel is a key component in nuclear weapons. This United States mainstream media ignored this story for some odd reason?
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • Is the fairytale ending for Argentina's new Evita?

    02/22/2015 4:59:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/21/2015 | Uki Gońi
    <p>Under a torrential downpour, hundreds of thousands of people marched in silence in Buenos Aires on Wednesday evening.</p>
  • Argentine Phone Calls Detail Efforts to Shield Iran

    01/22/2015 1:17:51 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | JONATHAN GILBERT and SIMON ROMERO
    Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994. The transcripts were made public by an Argentine judge on Tuesday night, as part of a 289-page criminal complaint written by Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the attack. Mr. Nisman was found dead in his luxury apartment on Sunday, the night before he was to present his findings to Congress. In...
  • Prosecutor Pollicita charges President CFK in AMIA cover-up case

    02/13/2015 6:02:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | 02/13/2015 | Buenos Aires Herald
    Prosecutor Pollicita charges President CFK in AMIA cover-up case Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita has requested to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman in the case that looks into the alleged cover-up of Iran's role in the 1994 AMIA bombing. Pollicita presented a 61-page report before Judge Daniel Rafefas, giving green light to the complaint first filed by now late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. On January 14, Nisman shocked the political world when he filed a complaint against Fernández de Kirchner, her Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, La Cámpora youth organization lawmaker Andrés “Cuervo” Larroque, former...
  • President Cristina Kirchner charged for alleged cover-up in AMIA attack

    02/13/2015 11:29:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    M24 Digital ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was formally accused on Friday due to alleged cover-up of Iranian officials over a 1994 bombing at AMIA, Buenos Aires Jewish center, prosecutors said. The prosecution move advances the case against Kirchner that was being pursued by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman before he died mysteriously on the eve of congressional hearings on his accusations. The prosecutor who inherited a high-profile case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is reaffirming the accusations.
  • Argentine former spy called to testify in case of dead prosecutor

    02/04/2015 9:01:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-4-2015
    The government says Nisman's allegations and his death were linked to a power struggle at Argentina's intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired. One of those fired in a December shake-up was Antonio Stiusso, a senior spy who had helped Nisman with his investigation of the 1994 bombing that killed 85. The government has said Stiusso misled Nisman. Citing sources close to the investigation into Nisman's death, Argentine news agency DyN said that Stiusso had been called to testify at 11 a.m. (1400 GMT) in Buenos Aires. The lead investigator into the case, Viviana Fein, called upon him...
  • Slain Argentine Prosecutor Reportedly Considered Arresting President

    02/03/2015 5:17:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATmes ^ | February 03, 2015 | ANDRES D'ALESSANDRO AND CHRIS KRAUL
    Slain Argentine Prosecutor Reportedly Considered Arresting President Feb.3, 2015 By ANDRES D'ALESSANDRO AND CHRIS KRAUL Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was apparently considering an arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner before his death Jan. 18, according a published report. Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment from a gunshot wound to the head days after publicly accusing the president, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other officials of involvement in a coverup tied to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in which 85 people died. Argentine prosecutor probing 1994 bombing shot in head, autopsy shows...
  • Draft of arrest warrant for Argentine president found at dead prosecutor’s home [plot thickens]

    ...The new revelation that Nisman had drafted arrest warrants for the president and the foreign minister further illustrates the heightened tensions between him and the government before he was found dead Jan. 18 at his apartment with a gunshot wound to his head. He had been scheduled the next day to provide details before Congress about his accusations against Kirchner.... He acknowledged that previous legal cases had shaken Argentina’s political establishment, but he emphasized that this case involved a request to arrest a sitting president. “It would have been a scandal on a level previously unseen,” Berensztein said. Kirchner, who...
  • Argentine Prosecutor Had Drafted Arrest Warrant for President Before His Death

    02/03/2015 12:11:47 PM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    YAHOO Finance ^ | 2/3/2015 | Daniel Cancel
    A day after Argentina’s cabinet chief tore up a newspaper article, ridiculing the story that said deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman had considered the arrest of the president, the investigator into his death confirmed the report. A draft document calling for the detention of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and members of her government was found in Nisman’s apartment after his body was discovered with a bullet to the head on Jan. 18, prosecutor Viviana Fein said.
  • Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

    01/26/2015 4:28:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1-23-15 | Anon
    LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama urged Argentina on several occasions to either stop or limit the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires. The sources said the U.S. appeals marked one of the demands by Iran for a reconciliation with Washington. “Argentina had hard evidence against at least one Iranian leader, which prevented him from traveling abroad,” a source said.
  • Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

    01/25/2015 6:49:55 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Jan 25, 2015
    A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats. -excerpt- A citizen of Argentina and Israel, he worked for the English-language Buenos Aires Herald. Pachter fled Argentina after receiving threats, and being followed, he told colleagues in other media. The reporter, who also worked with Israel's Haaretz, told colleagues his phones had been tapped in Argentina.
  • Argentina: Kirchner reverses herself; Says Nisman death 'not a suicide'

    01/23/2015 7:04:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Argentina President Cristina Kirchner reversed her government's position on the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, saying now that his death was not a suicide. The reversal comes as evidence gathered by Nisman proving that the government covered up Iranian involvement in the 1994 suicide bombing of a Jewish community center was released.on Thursday. Kirchner is saying that Nisman was killed to discredit her government and that the prosecutor was "misled" by people posing as intelligence agents who fed him wrong information. Jewish Business News: Kirchner, after flip-flopping on the suicide theory, is now trying to convince the public that...
  • Argentina’s Pres. Adopts Jew to Prevent Him Becoming a Werewolf

    12/28/2014 9:38:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2014, 8:37 AM | Cynthia Blank
    Argentina’s President has adopted a young Jewish man as her godson to prevent him from turning into a werewolf. President Christina Fernández met Yair Tawil and several members of his family at her office on Tuesday to hold the unusual ceremony, dating back over 100 years. According to Argentinian folklore, the seventh straight son born to a family will transform into the feared “el lobison.” The werewolf shows its true nature on the first Friday after the boy’s 13th birthday, legend says. The boy turns into a demon at midnight whenever there is a full moon, doomed to hunt and...