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Hero's welcome for Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires, where she faces first court investigation

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 08:30 UTC
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 Flanked by police and illuminated by camera flashes, CFK smiled and waved at thousands of sympathizers who encouraged her with banners and chants Flanked by police and illuminated by camera flashes, CFK smiled and waved at thousands of sympathizers who encouraged her with banners and chants
CFK is being investigated for possible involvement in an alleged scheme to manipulate financial markets to keep the Argentine peso's value inflated CFK is being investigated for possible involvement in an alleged scheme to manipulate financial markets to keep the Argentine peso's value inflated
According to Buenos Aires media reports the welcome rally was organized by her son, Maximo's grouping La Campora  According to Buenos Aires media reports the welcome rally was organized by her son, Maximo's grouping La Campora

Supporters of former President Cristina Fernandez gave her a hero's welcome Monday night at a Buenos Aires metropolitan airport before she faces a court over her possible role in an alleged scheme to manipulate Argentina's currency.

 Cristina Fernandez dominated the political landscape during eight years in office and left in December with high approval ratings despite economic woes and links to corruptions scandals.

Since ending a tenure marked by near daily television speeches and constant tweets, she has lived away from the limelight in her home in the southern province of Santa Cruz.

Flanked by police and illuminated by camera flashes, Fernandez smiled and waved at thousands of sympathizers who encouraged her with banners and chants ahead of her testimony Wednesday.

She is being investigated for possible involvement in a purported scheme to manipulate financial markets to keep the Argentine peso's value inflated, leading to a plunge in central bank reserves.

A federal prosecutor also recently asked to include her in two separate investigations involving allegations of money laundering. In addition, a businessman with close ties to her family has been arrested in another corruption probe.

Buenos Aires media reports that the welcome rally was organized by La Campora, a group headed by Cristina Fernandez son, lawmaker Maximo Kirchner. The political group was built with government resources during Cristina Fernandez second mandate of four years to promote Maximo's political career and mark independence from the Argentine hegemonic Peronist movement, which has dominated Argentine politics for the last seven decades.

Although Cristina Fernandez and her deceased husband and former president Nestor Kirchner belonged to the Peronist movement they always tried to create a political force which under the umbrella of the catch-all force was loyal to them.

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  • Klingon

    Title should have read: Blind rats swarm Argentina's biggest thief at Aeroparque.
    I am sure all the Recoleta residents just love the droves of Kampora negro's blocking the streets and banging drums hoping for another choripan.

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 09:29 am 0
  • Skip

    Nice to see Cristina's won had to organise a crowd to welcome her.

    Worried that there'd be no spontaneous gathering?

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 10:34 am 0
  • ChrisR

    Looks like the rest has done her a world of good or has she had a retread on her face?

    Judging by the size of her backside she needs to stop sucking the choripans. :o)

    She will, no doubt, already have paid the bribes to get her a get out of jail card. Paid with the people's money of course.

    I suspect the next indictment won't be so easy to pay off.

    Pity she will not have a direct link to Nisman's death: or did she?

    TMBOA, you just can't get rid of her!

    Apr 12th, 2016 - 10:36 am 0
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