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Judge warns Argentine VP of impeachment if he does not turn up for questioning

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:49 UTC
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Argentine Vice-president and acting president while Cristina Fernandez is off to Brazil, and who was summoned this week for a hearing in a criminal probe for alleged irregularities in the purchase of a vehicle, was granted another seven days, but if he does not turn up Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio will ask Congress for his impeachment. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    Don't like going up in front of the judge, do they?
    Don't like it up 'em do they, Mr Mainwaring?!

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 09:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    No problem, they will do what they always do.

    Replace the judge!

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 09:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Should have been in shackles a long time ago...along with a few others.

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A criminal in charge
    what a joke..

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “This time he argued that he was unable to attend the questioning because he was to be acting president”

    This could only be acceptable in Argentina-“excuse me I might be a criminal but because its Argentina I am trusted to lead the country”

    Jul 17th, 2014 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    He's playing peek a Boudou.

    Jul 18th, 2014 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Can anyone explain the justice system in Argentina as I have to say I cannot make heads or tails of it. Surely a crime is investigated by police detectives and then the evidence is sent to the prosecutors office to be acted upon. A person is then charged with the crime and sent to court. A jury then gives a verdict. Is it different in Argentina?

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    7. From what I understand there's no jury and the judge is also the prosecutor. I think. It is a crazy system riddled with corruption.

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ... and this is the sort of thing that Argentina seeks to 'offer' the Falkland Islanders...

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And apparently CFK likes to play the judge in

    Jul 19th, 2014 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Why no trolls here?

    (sad face)

    you no fun anymore...

    (stamps foot and wanders off)

    Jul 20th, 2014 - 02:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @9 ilsen

    And I can see the faces of the Islanders, when the security now provided by Typhoons is' guaranteed' under Argentina, promising slightly updated 1950s vintage Fightinghawk Jets, as Argentina attempt a hearts and minds campaign to show just how wonderful their imperial control over the Falkland Islands could be...

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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