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Cristina Fernandez wins slander case in Rome: she did not go on a shopping spree

Friday, May 3rd 2013 - 06:41 UTC
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President Cristina Fernández said she would like to see “some more justice in Argentina” after referring to a court case she won against an Italian newspaper which in 2008 claimed that while in Rome she went on an extravagant shopping spree: “Hunger and dolce vita in Rome”. Read full article

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  • toxictaxitrader2

    She believes in freedom of expression,except if you are a Argentinian judge and rule against her,is she not slandering them?

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willi1

    now she has experienced how justice works in Europe where it is free of ricochets by a idiotic governmental gang like the ck-gang.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    President Cristina Fernández said she would like to see “some more justice in Argentina”
    roughly translated “I want our justice system to do as I demand, and bend to my interests, and see me, their dear leader as above the law, in a true argentine democratic way”

    May 03rd, 2013 - 08:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trunce

    Well that was 2008. Things have changed since then, and CFK may have to shop overseas to satisfy her extravagances.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/luxury-brands-are-fleeing-argentina-2012-10

    May 03rd, 2013 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    “I don’t think there are judges capable of ruling in a similar way in this country.” And once she has political control over the argie judicial system, no-one ever will.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Infamy, Infamy, they all have it “in for me”!

    May 03rd, 2013 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • txiki

    @6 - you beat me to it.... :-)

    May 03rd, 2013 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I am surprised her advisors didn't lobby against this action by her. She is known for shopping up a storm when she travels overseas - she dresses head to toe in designer clothing and it ain't Argentinean. She has been accused of doing so in other cities so unless she contests it in the courts it will be an admission that it is true.

    I think she was badly advised to pursue this.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TroLLey_to_Truth

    @4

    It's odd, but my life has not worsened one iota since all these worthless Euro, Asian, and NorthAm brands have left Argentina. In fact, a couple of people have told me they have more money to spend now that they either don't wasted on criminally overpriced foreign products of dubious quality, or have to buy more affordable local options.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @9 You should tell that story to your President. She might not feel compelled to loot the country so much to feed her love of labels.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    She wears that creepy smiling mask to conceal the fact that she paid someone else to go on a shopping spree for her.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TroLLey_to_Truth

    @10

    Women are weak. Thus they need “labels” to feel status.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    I see the goth department at TJ Maxx had her size. She's rockin' that Vanessa Doofenshmirtz look.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @11 It is a wonder CFK can smile at all given her spectacular bust-up with Dilma. Maybe it is a rictus.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Suing people in court is in danger of becoming the National sport of Argentine, far surpassing the skills of their national football team! Where there were once youngsters aspiring to be footballers, you now have them queuing up to get into law schools. LMAO.

    My favourites for the Litigation World Cup Final, first tournament to be held at the US Supreme Court of course!

    May 03rd, 2013 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    “I believe very much in freedom of expression and opinion - as long as you are not a Falkland Islander in which case you have no rights to freedom or expression of opinion because you do not exist”

    Does this moron ever, ever, ever realise how stupis she is!!!!!!!

    May 03rd, 2013 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    She was awarded € 40.000 for a libel case????

    She's supposed to be the president of a sovereign state, for Christ's sake and she gets a measly € 40.000!!!!!!

    I think the award was probably € 400.000 and she decided giving 10% to the Children's Hospital would get her some brownie points and still leave her € 360.000 to spend on clothes, shoes and botox!!!!!

    May 03rd, 2013 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @15, Amen! I mean where do they think they are? England? While I think my street cred here on supporting the Falklanders right of self-determination is pretty well established here as well as not taking any “whataboutery” to deflect criticism of AR policy, I gotsta agree with my fellow ornery-tarian Nick Cohen on the subject of libel law: the UK is in a bit of a glass house on this one.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/06/england-helps-silence-kremlin-critic

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/06/england-helps-silence-kremlin-critic

    Oh heck, just google the dour fellow and “libel” and read the screedy goodness.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    @9 LoL! you will be telling us your argentine next......save it for the voices in your head....

    May 03rd, 2013 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    As the peso dros to 9.98 asshole has better things to do. HEre is as interesting editorial:

    http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/130086/architect-of-her-own-downfall

    May 03rd, 2013 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    That is a very good article. I especially like the description of Maduro.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @20 very interesting article and from the so called “on side BA herald” I wonder what Clarin has to say, probably ten times worse

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Is the BAH onside? I always think it supports Argentina but not so much the government. JMO.

    May 03rd, 2013 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    20 Captain Poppy

    Probably the most balanced article I have read about TMBOA and creepy Nestor.

    He knew what he was doing when he over did it at the gym.

    LOLs

    May 03rd, 2013 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    '@19 Pirate Love

    “Trolley Boy” is likely our good friend TTT.

    He posted under that new ID and then under a regular TTT moniker, commenting on it.

    Note the usual theme, “we don't need European trade or goods”

    :-)

    May 03rd, 2013 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”“It is a wonder CFK can smile at all given her spectacular bust-up with Dilma.”“””

    Did I miss something?

    CFK upset her fellow LATAMs.. really!?

    Again??

    May 03rd, 2013 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I always felt they are in the interest of Argentina as well. I always tend to read the Herald when I am there. James Nielson is very critical of the Kirchners....every week he has something more to slap them with.

    May 04th, 2013 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @ 26 Yes, shocking isn't it. The reports coming out of the meetings between CFK and Dilma are less than favourable for CFK. Once Dilma realised that CFK had not made good on a single promise she made at their last meeting the Brazilian President packed up and left a day early.

    The word coming out of the embassies is that the Brazilian government have washed their hands of CFK and her band of reprobates. They will probably keep it on the low down and let events take their course. CFK is on her way out.

    May 04th, 2013 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good for Cristina, deploying an old George Galloway/Tommy Sheridan form of struggle - and, like them, winning =) And what a lovely, happy picture!

    #12 Are you TTT? Here's a tip for you, from a friend of Argentina to its would be top defender - don't make sexist attacks on your very impressive president =)

    #14 You mean like her spectacular bustup with Pepe? The one they patched up within weeks?! Friendships may be fickle but in South America, they seem to understand comradeship =)

    #17 So the Italians just lied about the amount she was awarded to let her secretly pocket 90% of it, riiight...

    #20 An absurd article, hope she sues! Or maybe just shruggs it off, these hyenas may bark but the lioness walks on =)

    #21 You probably “liked” the description of Maduro because its mediocrity and falsehood reminded you of your own posts =)

    #24 Balanced?! Even if all of it is true (rather than none or next to none of it, as I expect!), it would only be “balanced” if it also mentioned the undeniable good points of Cristina and her tenure, from jailing the junta to fighting failed austerity on the world stage to her almost unbelievable charm and beauty =)

    #28 Look, on the Vale issue Cristina was completely right, not least because she was with the workers, but Dilma had to do her bit for Brazil's interests too. National interests and their differences still come up between friendly countries; a few years ago we were having a trade war with the US, even though on political issues we are almost their slave! And on the Paraguay election I actually preferred Dilma's stricter, more cautious approach to Cristina's immediate open hand to Cartes. None of their differences should lead to a permanent break, any more than being called an “old lady”, “cross-eyed man” etc into a live mic =)

    May 04th, 2013 - 12:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    “Lioness”, BK????

    More like Black Widow

    May 04th, 2013 - 02:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    BK:
    “ a few years ago we were having a trade war with the US, even though on political issues we are almost their slave! ”

    I am a little confused, when did the USA have a trade war with Scotland? Your nationality slips every now and then.....lol

    As for Vale, if your president was not an idiot Vale would still be there. Instead they walked away paying half of what businesses normally pay for not giving a notice. Your economy is nearing a freefall. Once they default and after the IMF ousts them from the G20 for falsified inflation indices and not allowing their books reviewed......it's over. I hope it ends with a bullet in her spine.

    May 04th, 2013 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tapestry-of-grapes

    Quite frankly, she looks terrible. I know some of you guys abandoned, and the dutch king, abandoned your senses in order to marry into the Machiavellian nihilism that is South America.

    But look at the state of some of these women.

    May 04th, 2013 - 07:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #31 Not Scotland or even Argentina; I was referring to the trade war between my country, ie the UK, and the US. As for Vale, what they've done is disgraceful, that doesn't mean Cristina should have appeased them...

    #32 I don't know or care all that much about the Dutch Queen (her husband really is called King Billie, and I'm more a Celtic man!) but Cristina looks absolutely lovely, and with charm and eloquence to match. But even if they were both not up to much, that wouldn't mean we should write off their whole continent for “Machievelian nihilism”!

    May 04th, 2013 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tapestry-of-grapes

    @33 So you would kiss her looking like she does in that photo? yes or no?

    May 04th, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    34 tapestry-of-grapes

    What a god awful mental picture that conjures up. Ugh!

    May 04th, 2013 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You are right Chris, remember that article on BK, the over zealous man that masterbates to kirchner? What a pair those two make!

    May 04th, 2013 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tapestry-of-grapes

    I know you guys like Latin American ladies and all that, but seriously, the fact BK wants the lady in the photo riding him like a untamed horse really makes my back shiver.

    May 04th, 2013 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #34 Of course, I would hug, kiss (probably on the cheeck would be appropriate) or do anything else to show my congratulations on her great and well deserved victory =)

    #36 An article on me? When? Or do you mean the great philosopher who compared Critina to Marilyn Monroe; I'm flattered, but I'm not a great philosopher =)

    #37 But do I? I've never commented; its you guys and your lurid imaginations who've done all the work...

    May 06th, 2013 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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