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Montevideo, September 23rd 2018 - 12:32 UTC

Argentine ex-vice president Boudou sentenced to five years and ten months in prison

Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 06:02 UTC
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Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The charges related to Boudou's attempt to buy a company that printed currency through a front business while serving as Cristina Fernández economy minister. Read full article

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  • falklandlad

    The net is closing; a good haul of multi-species anticipated.

    Aug 08th, 2018 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tarquin Fin

    you ain't seen nothing yet

    Aug 08th, 2018 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    Those who think this trial, plagued by irregularities from beginning to end, is a demonstration of strength of the Argentine justice system better look again.

    This sentencing, together with the notebook affair, are desperate acts of a government that has made a mess of Argentine in less than three years and whose own corruption acts – that will dwarf those of any previous government – are quickly beginning to surface.

    Amado Boudou is one of those the government needs in jail to try and divert from the absolute economic disaster it has managed to perpetrate.

    As one government official recently said: “We can’t give any bread—let’s give some circus.”

    Boudou knew well that the rich and the powerful wanted his head. After all, he was in charge of the nationalization of juicy private pension funds that Carlos Menem had created in the 1990s. He also organized a debt swap package in 2010 to reduce the country’s foreign debt.

    One good consequence of all this circus is the jurisprudence created that will allow to quickly judge Mauricio Macri, his cousin Angelo Calcaterra and the rest of the gang once they lose their grip in power.

    Will be a nice and deserved sight.

    Aug 09th, 2018 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • bushpilot

    CFK and her thieves paying for their corrupt deeds is NOT

    - a demonstration of the strength of the Argentine justice system
    - and not a nice and deserved sight

    Macri and his thieves paying for their corrupt deeds WILL BE

    - a demonstration of the strength of the Argentine justice system
    - and will be a nice and deserved sight

    Yet another one-sided pile of bull dung.

    Aug 09th, 2018 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    EM
    presume you believe Boudou is another victim of political persecution.....well, if that's the case, we need to believe he is an honest, incorruptible person who would never succumb to stealing under CFK, or to taking a bit from the “juicy private pension funds” (under Menem) for himself...and for his bosses.
    Suppose we have to accept the fact that hundreds of millions, if not billions, that disappear every year, really never existed, that the accusations of corruption are fake news and that all politicians are good, honest people.

    Aug 09th, 2018 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    @JB

    You don't need to accept what I believe. Moreover, you should not accept my opinions at face value. You should consult a variety of sources and then form your own opinion.

    However, since you believe the judicial maneuver to prevent Lula da Silva from winning the Brazilian election and become the next president is absolutely lawful, I do not hold my breath about your opinions about the Argentine judiciary, part of which functions as an arm to the Executive that imprisons people to extol confessions.

    Same goes for self-righteous poster named bushpilot.

    Aug 11th, 2018 - 04:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    EM
    I only look for reliable sources of information when the subject interests me - as to Boudou, although he too - like Lula - probably claims he is a victim of political persecution, I don't really care - reason why I can tell you that Lula is no victim of a “judicial maneuver”...he is a crook, and no matter what “good” YOU may believe he did, it still does not justify pardoning him. I have no doubt that if he could run, he probably WOULD win, which only goes to prove that his voters are mostly ignorant and have little notion of what went on under the PT - because they are incapable of associating their current situation with the result of the PT's corruption and populism - despite being the hardest hit by the disaster he and Dilma caused in Brazil.
    Besides the ignorant, we cannot forget the few leftist intellectuals, and the champagne socialists - such as Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso etc, whom you are probably familiar with.
    As to the Argentine judiciary, have no problem in admitting I don't know how good or bad it is, as I don't live in Argentina, and usually guide myself by what I read/ see on main media sources, and was just using Boudou as a likely example of someone who after being caught with his hand in the cookie jar, 'thinks' he is being unfairly treated.
    You needn't take this personally, but if you insist on talking about Lula's alleged innocence, pls inform yourself better.

    Aug 11th, 2018 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @EM. Why did you bring up Lulu? Has he stopped sending you your cheques?

    You should be grateful for the current argie and Brazilian judiciaries. They are being given a chance. The last time that regimes acted in the manner of Peron/Kirchner and da Silva/Rousseff, other countries had to step in and hold trials at Nuremberg!

    Aug 12th, 2018 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @JB, Conq

    I understand your ideological affinity with the government of Mauricio Macri prevents you from commenting on what's going on currently in Argentina.

    It's easy to check Argentina's bad economic news stories that have increasingly been popping up in MP - comments from Conqueror or JB are inexistent under such articles.

    They were very outspoken, however, about Argentine inflation and other economic information stories when CFK was still in office.

    Even now, bushpilot liberally writes about “CFK assets abroad” in spite of the fact that no CFK assets abroad were ever found.

    Which goes on to demonstrate how powerful the ideological lense is. Those who criticized inflation under CFK have suddenly become blind and deaf to Mauricio Macri's economic disaster in spite of the fact it's leading Argentina to abyss.

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @EM
    “I understand your ideological affinity” ?.... how condescending of you ...but ideology alone does not define a good or a bad government, and should not be the only reason to support one - what defines government is the state of the economy / how well-off the people are....but looking at the few Latin American experiments in (populism and) socialism, I'd say that ideology – the sort you defend - has been an obstacle.

    “comments from Conqueror or JB are inexistent under such articles.”......Sorry, don't understand what you’re getting at....care to explain better ?

    And while you are at it, what about Lázarogate and the K notebooks ? are they too, inexistent ? the latter might be , especially after “Problem was, the notebooks then disappeared, and their author Mr. Centeno hinted he “may” have burned them…”

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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