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Cristina Fernandez testifies on the “K notebooks” corruption scheme

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Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez has called on her followers not to accompany her when, this Monday, she gives testimony at the Court House before Judge Claudio Bonadío in relation to the so called “K notebooks”. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Slowly, slowly catchey monkey

    Aug 13th, 2018 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    golfie, you do the poor old monkey an injustice. Just say “presidential thief” or “usurper of government monies”.

    Aug 13th, 2018 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    And Cristina said that the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands were only squatters and doubted that they had rights? (14 March 2013).

    Falklands – Implanted Population (1 page):
    https://www.academia.edu/30505159/Falklands_Implanted_Population

    Aug 13th, 2018 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    It is OK for champions of the poor to fleece the national treasury and become rich in the process. That is a special case. Those are the kind of people we want in power.

    It is people that become rich by earning it that are the enemy.

    Aug 13th, 2018 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    I love Jorge Lanata's program! Horowitz revealing the existence of the eight infamous notebooks have brought new energy to destroying Cristina's political future. Great entertainment!

    Aug 13th, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Of course, the notebooks affair comes right in time.

    “Until the corruption notebooks came to light exposed by La Nacion, Senator Cristina Fernandez was rapidly recovering her political image as the economic situation in Argentina deteriorated...”

    However, as a welcome lifeline, here come the notebooks!

    There is a problem though. Most construction companies named in said notebooks are still doing business, some very powerful and some with links to the Macri group.

    But hey, don't get too enthused. The targets are only former government officials, a few business people, and especially, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

    In a context of economic crisis as Argentina is currently living, an already significant drop in popular support for the current government is going only to increase. The only way to stop such decline is to offer, in a plate, some heads to deliver a message of action and push the bad news from the front pages.

    It's a Lava Jato - in Argentine style.

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 03:44 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    Enrique, you obviously do not trust the Argentine justice system, then change it .It is the Latin American justice system rife in the whole continent. Just get over it. No justice for Nisman yet ?

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Yeah Enrique, why haven't you single handedly fixed the Argentine justice system yet?

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It's still amazing to me that Cristina faces an ignominious trip to prison instead of a glorious return the Casa Rosada...
    And it is all thanks to the ex-wife of a driver at a government ministry.
    ...Karma for Kristina...

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    GC

    When Captain Argentina actually does fly in to Argentina to fix things, you will see!

    In the name of “equal justice for all”:

    Macri and his cousin Angelo Calcaterra will be thrown in jail, for life.

    “This will be a nice and deserved sight.”

    It will be “sincere” justice with nothing political or hateful involved.

    Also, when Captain Argentina saves the country, anyone expressing any thoughts deemed to be “neo-liberal” will be placed under house arrest, or, thrown in jail for life.

    That thinking and those people expressing thoughts like that are automatically “unjust”. Therefore justice allows them to be automatically put away.

    Laissez-faire thinking cannot be revisited and is banned forever. Communist thinking can be revisited, again, & again, & again, & again.

    That is the only side the scales of justice need to fall on! Lady Justice will rule!


    CFK and all people serving under the Kirchner Administrations will have “immunity for life”.

    They were just noble and completely innocent servants fighting for equality. Not one of them were skimming revenue or taking innappopriate payments for services. All evidence would certainly point to this so there is no need to waste government funds investigating any of them, it is forbidden.

    Least of all CFK. All that money in the Kirchner's vaults was honestly obtained. Arguing otherwise will be forbidden, in the name of justice.


    But the key thing the Argentine justice system would acquire is the authority to confiscate private enterprise when it is deemed an enterprise is making too much money.

    Then you would all see real justice in Argentina, finally.

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Advance newscast of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's fate...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

    Real justice for all Argentinians.

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    As the economic situation of Argentina continues a downward spiral, president Macri does not give any signs of changing direction. He prefers denial. Oh, and deflection.

    Macri, who has not delivered a single election promise since taking office 32 months ago, has consistently blamed the CFK government for his own lack of results.

    Now that the party of massive foreign borrowing combined with financial speculation is in its death throes, the government’s reflex is to launch the “ultimate anti-corruption” operation with the help of obliging judge Claudio Bonadio.

    The goal is to deflect public attention from the economy, to appear as acting on something, and to hurt CFK as a potential rival in the 2019 election.

    An opinion poll published by Clarin today, however, shows the operation isn't yielding much. Only 8.6 per cent of Argentines changed opinion about CFK since the notebook photocopies came to light.

    What's more, galloping inflation and unemployment are the main concern for 54 per cent of Argentines, while corruption worries 20 per cent.

    Smoke and mirrors only work for so long.

    https://www.clarin.com/politica/encuesta-pegan-cristina-kirchner-coimas-mauricio-macri-economia_0_SJTBS8eUX.html

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • bushpilot

    I don't speak much spanish anymore but doesn't INDEC stand for smoke and mirrors in spanish?

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 01:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    bushpilot

    Your interpretation is spot on!

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 02:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @BP

    Ha ha!

    Sorry BushP. With all indicators in the dark red, Clarin and La Nacion are avoiding INDEC topics like a pest. The joke is way past best-before date and only characters such as Chicu are going to find it funny.

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 03:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Enrique fails to comprehend that Peronism, corruption and tyranny are inseparable. Each requires the others to exist and to function. Cristina's legacy IS essentially smoke and mirrors.

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Um, no. Corruption and tyranny have existed since long before Peron was born, and in many different forms. Nor do the two necessarily appear together, although it is common.

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    DemonTree

    Yes, corruption and tyranny have existed throughout history. (Notably also in Argentina during the brutal regime of Videla.) I'm just highlighting that Cristina's Peronist Partido Justicialista is inseparable of the same crimes.

    Aug 15th, 2018 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @Chicu

    “Peronism, corruption and tyranny are inseparable.”

    OK, you don't like Peronists. We get that.

    However, you may know that Argentines are facing a tough economic time right now. You may know that a non-Peronist government took office in December 2015.

    Argentines from all walks of life are currently being hit by high inflation, dropping consumption, growing unemployment and other miseries.

    As a result, the dilemma today spills over party boundaries. The question is, what is the Cambiemos Front going to do about the situation?

    Because when all is said and done, Argentines still need to find a job and pay their bills -- jailing Cristina is not going to change that.

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 03:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Enrique,

    Yes, generally I don't like Peronists. And even though I live far across the Andes mountains, I'm aware that political change took place in December 2015... ...unfortunately, the resulting government has had to cope with a wealthy country nearly bankrupted by the previous regime...Cristina needs to be punished for her crimes, even if it's a house arrest for the next 20 years...

    There are wonderful things that still remain that still makes Argentina one of the best countries in the world: https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=101&v=bqUEHWcwwt8

    ¡Saludos!

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hermanito Shileno...

    Luckily..., it is not enough for one to say that there is the corpse of a Nana..., killed by Sr. Chicureo some 20 years ago..., buried under the big tree in Sr.Chicureo's garden..., to send Sr. Chicureo to prision...
    One must first find the Nana's corpse to do so...
    And there ain't no Nana's corpse...
    ain't it so...?

    Anyhow... Brave Mme.Kirchner presented today to the senate a project of a Parlamentarian Commision to thoroughly investigate ALL PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS between 2003-2015...
    Incidentaly..., the VERY SAME project already presented by her party in 2016 which was plainly rejected by the current PRO administration...

    Do drink some less wine and inform yourself some more if you want your comments to have any value other than the comical one..., milico...

    Aug 16th, 2018 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Reekie,

    “Because when all is said and done, Argentines still need to find a job and pay their bills -- jailing Cristina is not going to change that.”

    Maybe not directly, but surely recovering some of the $billions she stole from the taxpayers will help to balance the books.

    Aug 17th, 2018 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Ignorant Anglo Turnip just above...

    Luckily..., it is not enough for one to say that there are $billions Mme. Kirchner stole from the taxpayers some years ago..., buried under the big tree in Mme. Kirchner's garden..., to send Mme. Kirchner to prision...
    One must first find them $billions to do so...
    And there ain't no $billions...
    Ain't it so...?

    Do drink some wine and inform yourself before commenting... You are not even comical... Turnip...

    Aug 17th, 2018 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @ZB

    You insist, and you even give an approximate figure - $billions!!!!! - (Wow! Not a centavo less) as the amount CFK stole according to you.

    However, you haven't provided a single element to make your claim even mildly believable.

    You know how that's called. Innuendo, calumny, defamation, blacken someone's name, tell lies about, speak ill/evil of, sully someone's reputation, libel, smear, cast aspersions on, spread scandal about, besmirch, tarnish, taint.

    Think is right. You are not even comical. You are rather pathetic.

    Aug 20th, 2018 - 12:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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