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Argentine demanding US$ 1.2bn compensation from Cristina Fernandez and cronies

Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 08:05 UTC
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The Argentine government is demanding compensations of over 1.2 billion US dollars from ex president Cristina Fernandez, several of her ministers and staff, as well as businessmen benefitted by the Kirchner administrations, for damages caused by acts of corruption. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    This is so unfair to Cristina and her dedicated servants. Does anyone have sympathy for this great woman's demise?

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • shackleton

    Lock her up......!!!

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse +9
  • British_Kirchnerist

    What a bloody cheek, to give billions to the vulture funds then to demand some of it back from the vultures' opponents, who don't have it, based on false allegations

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -11
  • jlt

    Cristina and her cohorts should be stripped of every last penny and should all rot in jail.

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • imoyaro

    Chicureo, you need to indicate you are being sarcastic... ;)

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Chicureo


    Yes, I assume my negative votes were from our side.

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Not all

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • El capitano 1

    WHEN is Argentina going to learn to live 'WITHOUT“ electing these corrupt ass holes to run their country into the ground...?Its most certainly not a ”One off”...what little history this pack of mongrels has is strewn with the worst kinds of corruption...I mean come on now...When a country gets rid of a wannabe Nazi dictator then turns around and elects his prostitute wife to fill his spot, it really does leave so many questions as to the stability of the population as a whole...!

    Dec 27th, 2017 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    Quote: July 26, 1952: The people of Argentina are glued to their radios and fall silent as an official broadcast comes from the Subsecretary of Information: “It is our sad duty to inform the people of the Republic that Eva Peron, the Spiritual Leader of the Nation, died at 8:25 p.m.”

    The silence is broken as the sound of sobbing and corks popping ensue. The working-class people of Argentina are heartbroken, and a weeping cacophony echoes throughout the streets. Meanwhile, the wealthy elite sip their champagne privately, toasting to a future free of “the whore.” The sounds of mourning and celebrating reflect both the love and hate that Eva Peron, the wife of Argentine President Juan Peron, inspired in her 33 years. Fast-forward several years to September 19, 1955: After a decade in power, Juan Peron is overthrown in a coup. Unquote

    Such is Argentine culture...

    Dec 28th, 2017 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • ElaineB

    Corruption is endemic and embedded in the culture. Why do so many Americans vote for a tax bill that clearly favours the rich? Because they either mistakenly believe they are one of the rich or that they will be one day. Why do so many Argentines let officials get away with rampant corruption? Because they either benefit from it hope to be in a position to profit from it in the future.

    Dec 28th, 2017 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • shackleton

    @ ElaineB

    It does seem that becoming a politician - even a minor one - in Argentina is a guaranteed road to riches. I notice that in wine “boutiques” - not fancy places by any means - wines at 400 pesos or more (£20+) are the rule rather than the exception. In the UK it is the opposite. These seem like very high prices for a relatively poor country that is also a wine producer. When I ask my g/f (who knows someone who owns one of these shops) who can afford to pay those prices, she always says “politician people”.

    Dec 28th, 2017 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • RICO

    Where is a public servant going to get $1.2 bn from?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 05:31 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    By being a public servant, do try and keep up, anyway it is not just one person, it says Cristina and her cronies doesn't it?

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • British_Kirchnerist

    “it says Cristina and her cronies doesn't it?”

    It does which actually isn't a very professional headline...

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Chicureo


    A reminder that if Cristina should overdose on Botox in the short term, we have the parade already choreographed:

    Have a wonderful Friday!

    Dec 29th, 2017 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    It will be interesting to see whether these trials end up in convictions that stand firm. However, I am surprised at the quick convictions that the MP jury is handling, assorted with sentencing etc. I thought MP readers were familiar with western judicial practices and the principle of “innocence till proven guilty.”

    Live and learn.

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • imoyaro

    Actually what's surprising is that they are being charged at all, something that would never have happened under La Asesina's “Reign of Error.” Lee y Llora, eh Kamerad/Komrade Rique?

    Dec 30th, 2017 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Cheshire_Cat

    It is not “Argentines” that are corrupt but a particular subsection aka “Peronists” that have completely wrecked this country to the ground ever since Juan Peron with his GOU cronies staged the 1943 military coup to prevent Argentina's entry in WW2 on the Allied side and then proceeded to turn what was a staunch British Ally and free market republic with one of the wealthiest economies and highest living standards in the world, into a den of corruption, nepotism and stagnating economy to the point that today the country is barely on par with its South American neighbours (Chile, Uruguay) that once were much poorer, nevermind being surpassed by booming economies like that of South Korea or Singapore which used to be 10 times poorer than Argentina. This 70-year-old national debacle can be explained and summed up in a single fact: Not a single elected non-Peronist government since 1945 has ever finished its term in office. Let us hope the cultural change (and not just political) brought by the end of Kirchnerism, when corruption was so rampant that even the lowliest factory worker is aware of it, can finally put an end to this mafia disguised as a political party.

    Dec 31st, 2017 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    Enrique Yes we are, but you are talking about Latin judiciary system, completely different.We have a jury of 12 men or women or a mixture of both. Everybody in the UK can be asked to serve on the jury so politics do not come into it.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day and golfer may be onto something this time - the corrupt Argentine judicial establishment really does seem extremely corrupt, partisan and biased - against Cristina...

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    Sorry BK But I never said that. The whole of the police and judiciary higherarchy are picked by the political establishment that's why you will not get justice whichever party or person you support. It has been going on for years. Absolutely no justice in Latin America.

    Jan 02nd, 2018 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Packed with the establishment indeed. But Cristina isn't establishment

    Jan 03rd, 2018 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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