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Corruption Claims in Argentine/Venezuelan Trade Involve Néstor Kirchner

Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 08:02 UTC
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The Argentine political establishment is agitated after the heavy remarks made before a federal judge by former Argentine ambassador to Venezuela Eduardo Sadous, who said local businessmen had to pay kickbacks to former president Néstor Kirchner administration officials to be able to export their goods to Venezuela. Read full article


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  • Falkland Fred

    I do not believe it, a former Argentine president suspected of corruption, I am in shock!

    May 03rd, 2010 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent0060

    Me too. I am flabbergasted. Do you think Cristina knew/knows? Where did she get the money for her full-body makeover? I've seen elsewhere that Cristina and Nestor have a 10 to 15 year plan. Probably for how much more they can milk out of the Argentine economy.
    Anyone want to believe that Argentina is NOT a banana republic run like a family business!
    Never mind. When Argentina goes into meltdown, or revolution, we'll probably be rid of Jihad Jorge.

    May 03rd, 2010 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Argentina is a failed state. The USA doesn't care because it is no longer strategically important since Brazil and Chile are the new powerhouses. Tax revenues are up 30+ % so far this year, it is not like people are buying more, it is mainly due to inflation. Once the Ks have access to more U$ it will get even worse. Do we see Zimbabwe in its future?

    May 04th, 2010 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bubba

    Argentina, please make an example of the K's... that will help lower the corruption. Take their ill gotten land, hotels, and cash reserves held in Miami, turn them into paupers and let them collect scrap paper on the streets of BsAs...

    May 05th, 2010 - 05:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jorge!

    Clarín, Clarín, your lies will not suceed!!!!

    May 05th, 2010 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fredbdc

    Jorge, all the Argentinian newspapers and some international papers are reporting the same story it's not just Clarin.

    May 07th, 2010 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Usually when corruption allegations are made it is because the accuser was left short changed out of the same deal.

    Rockhopper's discovery of commercially viable oil couldn't have come at a better time!

    Distract! The masses before they come knocking!

    May 08th, 2010 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Isn't corruption seen as legitimate and legal in Argentina? Buying votes off shanty town dwellers with gift of fridges is also normal behaviour in the run up to an Argentine election apparently.

    If times get tough and the popularity of the President falls then lets have a go at the Falkland Islands and call the British “pirates”. We know that it will win a few votes and as we won't take the matter to the ICJ, we can put that card back into the pack, to play again in the future.

    Yes the politics of Argentina is an insult to Argentine citizens who want to see Argentina become a prosperous nation. The corruption and sleezy deals by these elected officials are an insult to the Argentines who died at the hands of the Junta that they managed to depose.

    Hopefully a new Argentine politics will be born soon. One which sees Argentina making the right choices in the interests of its people. A good start would be dealing with the internal problems rather than blaiming others for problems created by inept leadership. The next rational choice would be to collaborate with the Falkland Islanders and the hydrocarbon industry which will evlove out of the current exploration programme.

    Let us see what happens.

    May 09th, 2010 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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