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Argentine football and government pledge support for investigation and call for transparency

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 08:56 UTC
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The Argentine Football Association (AFA) issued on Thursday a press release in support of the US led investigation into FIFA and called for transparency in football, adding it joins the efforts to investigate corruption in the sport. Read full article

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  • Pugol-H

    So long as you pay your 35% income tax on the “kickback” then you can keep it!

    What happen to seizing “ill-gotten gains”! And prosecuting corruption!

    Nah, just pay the tax that’s OK!

    May 29th, 2015 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Nothing to feed the naysayers. The only links of the three Argentines imputed are to PRO presidential candidate Mauricio Macri and the Clarin Group. Those who yesterday were casting suspicion about potential involvement of the CFK government have now one choice only: to shut up.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    The Kirchnerist are desperate to extradite Burzaco and the other accused back to the country so they dont spill out their dealings between the AFA, the Kirchnerist Government with the FBI.

    Too bad bad money laundring was done in the US and not in Argentina.
    Im not sure if you can extradite someone that stands for fraud in the US on the basis of tax avoidance alone.

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Reeeeeekie doin' the K shuffle. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Interesting. Hanibal supports the US DOJ? That fat toad of a former soccer player with the magic hand full of Peruvian marching dust supports the US DOJ too? LOL. Their motivation is transparently obvious. Wonder how supportive they'll be when the DOJ is on the trail of Cretina . . . . .

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    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.
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    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.
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    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results
    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.
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    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Reeeeeeeeeekie...like Game of Thrones “Reek”??

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    5. “Reeeeeeeeeekie...like Game of Thrones “Reek”??”

    LOL.

    “He stank, though not for want of washing.”

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    Anyone that takes any statement from a representative of rotting roadkillian interests at face value should be committed for observation.
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    When (if) the current set of thieves leave power the next group will have to audit YPF, ANSES, BCRA, ETC - to see if anything actually ever did exist.
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    www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results
    Internationally #107 with a 34 score.
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    Enrique Massot: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    May 29th, 2015 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @2 Telling people to shut up won't work here.

    Fat Max IS linked to football in Argentina. He is also a drug addict and leader of the Kirchner Youth Movement.

    What is your problem with Clarin? It is good to have part of the media criticise the government in any free country. You must surely understand that if you live in Canada. It is especially important in Argentina where the majority of the media is one big government propaganda vehicle,

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    Its the criminals investigating the criminals - thats Argentina!

    Wonder what Fat Max's share was?

    What a mistake a to make a!

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #2 ElaineB
    “What is your problem with Clarin? It is good to have part of the media criticise the government in any free country.”
    Thank you Elaine for enlightening all of us on the need for independent media in any country. We totally agree on that point.
    Now, for your information, the group Clarin has become so entrenched in its opposition to the CFK government, it has left in the dust several principles of free journalism to become a mere instrument of a political faction. It has blurred the lines between reporting and opinion writing, and recently published two front-page articles “denouncing” economy minister Axel Kicilloff and Maximo Kirchner for financial deals that proved to be inexistent. Unlike any media outlet in any free country would have done, no correction was published, no apologies were asked. That's my problem with Clarin.

    May 29th, 2015 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @9 What did you think of Clarin when Nestor was all cosy with them?

    May 29th, 2015 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #10 ElaineB
    Journalism ethics does not have anything to do with whatever coziness you may come up with.
    The first principle for any newspaper deserving of that name is to provide unbiased information to the public. As such, a reporting article must give a say to all parties involved, be fair and balanced, and let readers form their own opinion.
    Newspapers do express opinion through editorials and op-eds written by reporters or outsiders. Newspapers must provide rebuttal opportunities to any opinion published.
    Clarin is openly biased, does not inform fairly and violates all those principles on a daily basis.

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @11 You are incredibly naive about the newspaper industry. Newspapers are a business. They give their readers what they want in order to sell newspapers. If every Argentine was as slavishly devoted to CFK as you are, Clarin would be singing her praises. In fact, there is a massive market for Clarin so you can draw the obvious conclusion.

    The pro-Kirchner media does not present unbiased information. How do you explain that?

    May 30th, 2015 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Killitov and Max Kircg could take Clarin to court for defamation of character or libel or slander and why don't they?

    May 31st, 2015 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    11 Enrique Massot (#)
    May 29th, 2015 - 11:06 pm

    Enrique: You maybe right about Clarín being biased against the Kirchner government, BUT prior to 2008 they were Néstor's most fanatic supporters!!!!

    Clarín is still the most read newspaper in Latin America, and has the largest circulation in Argentina. This must mean that it strikes a chord with the Argentine populace. Personally I don't particularly like Clarín as a newspaper, it has some interesting articles but in general it is too pro peronist for my taste, the Río Negro newspaper is much better and less biased, if rather badly edited!!!!!!

    May 31st, 2015 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @14 “Enrique: You maybe right about Clarín being biased against the Kirchner government, BUT prior to 2008 they were Néstor's most fanatic supporters!!!!”

    I told him that and he accused me of making it up! It is well documented. Enrique seems incredibly ill-informed, like he had been given a script to work of from the CFK supporters. I asked him where he gets his information but he didn't answer.

    May 31st, 2015 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #14 Simon
    Clarín...being biased against the Kirchner government, BUT prior to 2008 they were Néstor's most fanatic supporters!!!!

    A newspaper such as Clarín may change loyalties based on its own interests and expectations. But whatever editorial line a newspaper has, it can't make stories up and sell them as gospel without making its credibility suffer.
    The latest goofy attempts of this paper to discredit CFK included the “denunciation” of Economy minister Axel Kicilloff “earning” $400,000 as YPF director. It was a fake. The minister volunteers as YPF director. If this is not a display of dishonesty I do not know what is.
    The previous “denunciation” of Máximo Kirchner and Nilda Garré as having a secret U.S. account--totally blasted down by none other than the bank itself--was another attempt by Clarín to make Argentines, as we say, eat cat--labelled as rabbit.
    The above two recent examples are just two of the most blatant examples that show how Clarín has dropped the last shred of journalist decency it may have had. Both stories were published on front page under huge headlines. The bad faith was shown by the paper by not publishing any corrections or request for apologies.
    #15 Elaine
    “Ill informed.”
    Today's Internet can keep you informed, but you can also find huge amounts of garbage online. You got to separate the chaff from the grain. Look at the sources. Read the style. Do source cross-checking. Consult publications with opposed editorial positions. Does the story show you opposing views or does it appear to show only one set of facts? Look at readers' comments. There is this and much more you can do to be--reasonably--well informed.

    May 31st, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @16
    Pity you do not “ take a leaf out of your own book ” Why do the accused not use the Argentine judicial system to make Clarin post a retraction? They would in a country that personal integrity means something. Or is it true and they don't want someone poking there noses into their business. Something to hide maybe?

    May 31st, 2015 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @16 You do not apply your own paradigm for obtaining information. You just sing from the CFK propaganda book. Who tells you what to post?

    You haven't commented on Nestor's cosy relationship with Clarin. Are you still denying it?

    May 31st, 2015 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #18 ElaineB
    OK. I'll try one last time. I do not waste my time considering the past relationship of a previous government and Clarin.
    Again, I will judge media outlets by the way they process information they provide to their readers.
    I would have many things to say about the cozy relationship of Clarin with the last civic-military dictatorship and about the way Papel Prensa was “managed” then, but I won't because what's most important now is their current behaviour.
    I won't comment about the above points unless a MP story calls for it.
    Oh, and I am a bit offended by you suggesting somebody tells me what to post. I can assure you that all my postings are © Enrique Massot.

    May 31st, 2015 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @19 Previous government? The husband of your beloved CFK? The man who was her puppet master until he died? CFK herself constantly refers to him and how she still follows his 'model'. She erects status to him, names endless projects after him and wore her widow's weeds for years after his death. He was the founder of Kirchnerism and CFK continues it. Yet you write him off as 'a previous government'. How out of touch are you?

    Once again you have shown your complete inability to understand the true nature of Argentine politics.

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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