Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

Cristina Fernandez to court on public works contracts between 2007 and 2015

Last June Cristina Fernandez's former public works secretary, Jose Lopez, was caught trying to stash millions of dollars in a Catholic convent

Argentina's ex-president, Cristina Fernandez, has been subpoenaed to testify next 20 October as part of an investigation into the awarding of public works contracts during her 2007-2015 administration, according to court papers filed on Monday. She denies wrongdoing and corruption claims, and accuses Argentina's current leader, Mauricio Macri, of using the courts to persecute her.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 - 06:07 UTC

China's leading role in Argentina reviewed and confirmed by Macri

Argentina’s diplomatic relations with China were upgraded to “strategic integral alliance” status in the president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration

China’s role in Argentina’s foreign relations will be more balanced than during the Kirchner administrations, with a larger role played instead by the United States and European countries, the country’s ambassador to Beijing Diego Guelar said, claiming Chinese investment will have to be more competitive.

Monday, July 4th 2016 - 08:56 UTC

Cristina Fernandez calls on the opposition leaders to 'fulfill' their role checking on Macri's administration

“The opposition must fulfill its role. I believe it is lacking ideas,” she told news channel C5N in her first interview in months.

Argentine former president Cristina Fernandez criticized her fellow opposition leaders, accusing them of failing to “fulfill” their role as a check on President Mauricio Macri’s administration.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Ex president Cristina Fernandez properties searched as part of a alleged financial fraud wider investigation

 The raids were ordered by judge Claudio Bonadio after allegations of corruption and fraud were leveled against Cristina Fernandez relating to a company

The properties of former Argentina president Cristina Fernandez, in the province of Santa Cruz, have been raided by police on Thursday. The search was part of an investigation into the ex president's possible involvement in financial fraud.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:29 UTC

Brazil slams Mercosur policies of 'populist governments”; proposes a more flexible working accord

 Serra pointed out it was not Brazil's intention to exterminate Mercosur, rather “we want deeper investment policies and physical integration”

Brazil wants a more flexible dynamic Mercosur which allows member countries to reach autonomous agreements with third parties, that can help overcome the de-industrialization process suffered by recent “populist governments”, said Brazilian foreign minister in a speech to the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industries, FIESP.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:46 UTC

Most Argentines believe Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of corruption scheme

 A majority of Argentines, 63% believe ex president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister

A majority of Argentines, 63% believe that former president Cristina Fernandez was “aware” of the corruption actions attributed to her ex Public Works minister Jose Lopez, who was caught handling bags with almost nine million dollars cash in a Buenos Aires suburban convent, while 21% are of the contrary opinion.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

“K” money funneling scam finally emerging: from 'sweet solidarity' to a convent

Jose Lopez, a most loyal pawn of the Kirchner couple since 1991; it is estimated that 130bn dollars in public works contracts passed through his hands

Argentine public opinion still hasn't been able to overcome last week's events: a civil engineer who has been working for the Kirchner couple since 1991 and managed some 130bn dollars in public works in that time is locked in a psychiatric ward awaiting charges after he was discovered trying to hide almost 9 million dollars cash and jewels in a rather secretive convent.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

Argentina's energy minister, the official with largest amount of funds abroad

Minister Juan José Aranguren, Shell Argentina ex CEO, has the largest amount of funds abroad: 4.2 million Pesos in Europe and 49.4 million in US .

Almost 100 million pesos (approx US$ 7.3 million) are held in offshore accounts by officials from the current Argentine administration economic Cabinet, a figure higher than the 18 million pesos President Mauricio Macri reported as having in a Bahamas account.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Falkland Islanders must be addressed ”as Argentines or foreigners living in (mainland) Argentina”

Macri believes sovereignty discussions on the Islands remain an exclusive dialogue with London, in the framework of the United Nations.

The Falkland Islands and Falkland Islanders must be addressed as if they were Argentines or foreigners living in mainland Argentina, which means a more “normal relation” with the Islands including extending healthcare services, education and even greater air connectivity, according to the latest column from Martin Dinatale, editor in chief of La Nacion who in a previous piece revealed the “humanitarian approach” the government of Mauricio Macri has in mind on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and former officials charged with defrauding the state in dollar futures operations

“Unthinkable that a financial operation of this magnitude” could have been done without explicit approval of the highest political and economic levels, said Bonadio

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was charged on Friday with defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Federal judge Claudio Bonadio said that a scheme to keep the Argentine peso inflated by selling dollars below market value would not have been possible without Fernandez's approval.


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