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Argentina human rights group money spent on Ferraris, yachts and villas

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 23:18 UTC
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A major scandal has unfolded in Argentina involving one of the cherished and exploited banners of the two Kirchner administrations (Nestor and Cristina, 2003/2011): human rights policy and the organization of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. Read full article


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  • stick up your junta

    The culprits apparently are the managers contracted to administer the funds, Sergio and Pablo Schoklender, two bright brothers who spent 14 years in jail of their life sentences (30 years) for having killed (‘massacred’) their parents in 1981.

    Didnt that come up in the interview for the job? :-)))))))

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 05:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Fred

    another day, another tale of corruption in Argentina. lol

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    i haven't seen any Ferrari cars in Argentina !

    there are still some groups who use mothers and want to manipulate
    the 70's years from the inside of Argentine State !

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    20 years in jail plus confiscation of everything he owns and not more funds to NGOs without Public Auditing.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Seems about right Nico, but shouldn't the attenuated life sentences be reinstated because of subsequent 'bad behaviour'?

    They may get eg 20 yrs on this count, but their total package should be permanent incarceration.
    No death penalty available? It would be cheaper for a cash-strapped state.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    just another abuse of the human rights, by thieves, and of course the argie bloggers will defend them untill hell freezes over,
    human rights , like most rules argentina has no interest,
    down with argentina, , rights to the people,

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide has just announced that nobody is guilty of anything, .......especially CFK

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Well that sets the standard then, Argentina is innocent of everything, , then the world must be wrong, boy what a position to be in,
    Never in the wrong, , and you wonder why the world laughs at her .

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Even if we can accept that CFK was ignorant of the situation, how can Sergio and Pablo Schoklender be innocent??

    This is the type of story that infuriates many Argentines. Don't judge them by the Argentine bloggers on here. I have met so many genuine and honest people there. They care deeply about their country and despair at the antics of the people in charge of government and justice.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Those people that you are talking about E, killed their parents .... and they are members of a Human Right Organization?? Is like leaving Mengele to babysit my kids ....

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Just to be absolutely clear. @10. I am not defending the Schoklenders, just pointing out that their actions are as offensive to Argentines as anyone else reading this article. Who thought it would be a good idea to give money to an organisation they were involved in?

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    and why? a Human Right Organization is building houses in the first place? That is a recipe for corruption , bribes and all kinds of “questionable” transactions .....

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Governments use NGOs (ONGs) to disperse billions corruptly to the rapaciously rich, using the ONG for governmental Plausible Deniability.

    This case with the Mothers uses an 'emotional' front organization to channel people's money into the wrong hands.

    I have seen this many, many times.

    In Brasil, and according to the NGO Contas Abertas, direct federal transfers to NGOs linked to the Landless Peasant Movement (MST) reached a peak in 2004, when they received R$ 12.56 million.

    During the first six years of President Lula's mandate, the MST received a total of R$ 42.13 (approximately 18.72 million USD), the annual funding to this political peasants group dropping to R$ 1.47 million in 2008. [Wikileaks]

    Yes, even NGO charities need their accounts audited annually if they receive large amounts of public money.
    In the UK the National Audit Office keeps this route to corruption under control.
    Not so in Argentina or Brasil.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    sadly geoff not so in europe they have not had their accounts signed off in years, coruption to the hilt .

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I guess there has to be a united will to stop the corruption. That does not seem to exist.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero601

    Is funny, I haven't heard from “Think” lately !

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] artio -

    Es Ding is oxidized !

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Jun 17th, 2011 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    In the UK the National Audit Office keeps this route to corruption under control.

    Lol, really Geoff? We both know that's anther biased cheese comment of yours to show off that in the UK they know how to do. Please, spare us and yourself that BS. The fact is, the corruption of the NGO's (legal tax cheaters) are a world wide problem. They need to be abolished.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    why do you feel the need to constantly put your ignorance on display?

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Despite what people think?
    Corruption actually starts at the top and trickles downwards,
    Contrary to popular belief

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    21 briton (#) - You sre so right; Argentina today is a perfect example. Believe it or not, years ago Argentina actually had some politicians who died in poverty!

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    I can belive that .

    Jun 19th, 2011 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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