Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
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.

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

Washington Post list of Latin American leaders involved in corruption schemes

In Chile the daughter-in-law of President Bachelet has been charged with tax fraud in a lucrative real estate deal that also possibly involved insider information.

The massive bribery scandal that has enraged Brazilians and pushed President Dilma Rousseff to the verge of impeachment is just one flashpoint among many right now across Latin America, according to a piece from The Washington Post.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:30 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and son Maximo accused of illicit enrichment

Cristina Fernandez who left office in December has already been accused of money laundering and overseeing irregularities at the central bank while she served.

Argentine court has asked a judge to look into accusations of illicit enrichment against former President Cristina Fernandez and her son Maximo Kirchner, state press agency Telam reported on Monday.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:20 UTC

Argentine whistle blower reveals the Kirchner corruption system and admits he fears for his life

In a long television interview Leonardo Fariña who is now a protected witness, expressed fear about his life because of non trustworthy Argentine judges

Argentine whistle blower and former financial advisor to Kirchnerite businessman Lazaro Baez, who is imprisoned accused of money laundering and overbilling public works contracts, has told his former boss “not to be stupid and tell all the truth, what really happened”

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 07:37 UTC

Corruption network ever closer to Cristina Fernandez as associates are investigated

Lawmaker Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro has unaccounted travel expenses over US$ 300.000 as part of Cristina Fernandez presidential delegations

Argentina's Lower House member and former Secretary of ex president Cristina Fernandez, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro is under prosecution investigation following claims he over billed travel expenses while overseas in 2015 as part of the presidential delegations.

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