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Montevideo, February 17th 2018 - 23:38 UTC

US extends Timerman a new visa who can now fly to New York

Friday, February 9th 2018 - 20:23 UTC
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United States handed this week a new visa to Argentina's ex foreign minister Hector Timerman, after having revoked the document almost a month ago. Current foreign minister Jorge Faurie was instrumental in obtaining the visa, according to Buenos Aires diplomatic sources. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    I wonder if the Americans are aware that Tinpotman is actually a Grey Alien? And an unshaven one at that!

    Feb 09th, 2018 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • FitzRoy

    Is this just a way to get out of Argentina before the net closes around him? I thought that hospitals in Argentina were second to none.

    Feb 10th, 2018 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I'm glad to hear the Macri government is enabling him to continue his treatment in the US despite the house arrest. Presumably they don't think someone so ill is a flight risk, FitzRoy.

    Feb 10th, 2018 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    DemonTree..., boy...

    If you want to be sympathetic with someone please inform yourself first...

    Macri government is NOT enabling him to continue his treatment in the US despite the house arrest.

    Macri government was instrumental in his house arrest under false premises..., wich disenabled him to continue his treatment in the US...

    A replacement Argie judge that was ashamed of this criminal parody..., enabled him to continue his treatment in the US anulling his house arrest...

    It's a thin fine line between being sympathetic and pathetic...
    Try not to cross it again...

    Feb 10th, 2018 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Was the article wrong that “Current foreign minister Jorge Faurie was instrumental in obtaining the visa”, then?

    And who do I want to be sympathetic with exactly?

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree

    The original feelings I had for Timerman soon turned to Mitgefühl after THINK informed me of my ignorance of his situation.
    Really, the absence of compassion is not warranted by his detention.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Yes..., Mr. DemonTree...

    1)... The article saying that...: ***“Current foreign minister Jorge Faurie was instrumental in obtaining the visa, according to Buenos Aires diplomatic sources”*** (Buenos Aires diplomatic sources of which..., by the way..., current foreign minister Jorge Faurie is the CEO) is indeed wrong, false and untrue....
    The USA State Department rules are clear...:
    No visa for no detained person from nowhere... Period.
    The only instrumental person here..., as I said before..., was a surrogate Argie judge called Sergio Torres that..., ashamed of this criminal parody..., enabled Timerman to recover his USA visa by lifting his house arrest...

    2)... “And who do I want to be sympathetic with exactly”... you ask subsequently....
    With the terminally ilI...,I respond...
    A nice and valuable human gestus that...,never the less..., can be manipulated as discussed above..., diventing pathetic instead of sympathetic...

    Hoping of having answered your questions satisfactorily..., I'll wish you and Shicureo a nice Sunday...
    El Think...

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Okay, then I'm glad Judge Torres did the right thing, and I understand you now.

    Have a good Sunday too.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    @ Fitzroy

    “I thought that hospitals in Argentina were second to none.”

    Argentina seem to want Falkland Islanders to use Argentine hospitals , but Senor Timmerman obviously doesn't trust them.

    Posted 6 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I wager a penny to a pound of penguin poo that if he goes he doesn't come back..

    Posted 5 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    I agree with you Frank, who in their right mind would return as his daughter lives in the US. He could always get a doctor to say he is unfit to travel ( brown envelope in the post ) That should do it.

    Posted 5 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Frank,

    “I wager a penny to a pound of penguin poo that if he goes he doesn't come back..”

    Maybe not, but I don't think he'll be allowed to stay in the US once his treatment is completed.

    Just a thought, if there is evidence of him being a naughty boy but a court case may be long and expensive with a possibly that his punishment will be limited due to failing health then maybe the best option is to give him an opportunity to do a runner? You can say we let him go to have medical treatment but he's now done a runner which is effectively an admission of guilt. You then cut off/freeze any of his finances that are under investigation and he then becomes someone else's problem. You've effectively allowed him to deport himself.

    Posted 5 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Very good news, I was seriously worried about this case. Good to see there are some honest judges left in Argentina and unsurprising to me (even before reading the comments) to see Macri's malign administration trying to claim credit for something they'd done their best to obstruct. I hope he *does* return, in full health god-willing, to join the next government - or stand in the Buenos Aires Senate by-election of 2019 :=)

    Posted 3 days ago - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Enrique Massot

    @BK

    Absolutely. In the meantime, let's remember that the case for which Timerman had been dealt house arrest is no other than the famous MOU between Argentina and Iran--an agreement endorsed by the Argentine Congress that was an act of government and therefore not subject to criminal law.
    Anyone may like it or not, but the memorandum was a political act for which, if deemed criminal, each legislator who voted in support of it should be then in trial.
    And don't even get me talking about the ridiculous charge, now dropped, of “treason to the country.”
    Anything is possible in Macriland.

    Posted 2 days ago - Link - Report abuse 0

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