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Cristina Fernandez to face trial on charges of covering up terrorist bombing

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Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will face trial on charges she covered up the role of Iranians in a 1994 terrorist bombing at a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, judicial authorities announced. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    She's getting closer to a pail of water being thrown at her...

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The story above is an example of what the Macri government's, lacking good news on the economic front, seeks to generate through its loyal servant, judge Bonadio.

    The goal is not to arrive to a resolution because there is not possible sentence for an act of government endorsed by Congress.

    The goal is to keep the trial going and generate stories each time the Macri government needs to divert the public's attention from Argentina's state of the economy and from its own officials' corruption cases.

    Panem et circus at its best.

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Voice

    Funny photo... it looks like the bald guy acquired a Mohican...

    Mar 09th, 2018 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Chrtstina was accused of these crimes long before Macri was elected. I sincerely hope she, at least, has the money she and her husband stole from the poor (literally) people of Argentina taken back. The Kirchners got rich stealing from the very people EM claims to support.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    @Elaine B

    What money are you talking about?

    In spite of all the brouhaha and propagated myths, e.g. “she stole a whole GDP,” there hasn't been a single conviction on Cristina's “crimes.” Not for lack of trying, mind you--judges have even sent excavators to dig on Kirchner properties looking for proof--found nothing. Looking for off-shore accounts, investigators again failed to find anything belonging to Cristina--instead, they found many accounts belonging to current president Macri government officials--something shrugged off by Macri himself.

    “The Kirchners got rich stealing from the very people EM claims to support.”

    These are unsupported allegations which as time goes by will come to nothing--but are politically useful for the time being.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • golfcronie

    EM How much does the president of Argentina make per month?

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot


    Do I care.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • LEPRecon


    You should care because any President who increases their own wealth by more than 1000% whilst in office isn't getting it from their salary. So where did she get all that money?

    Answer: She stole it from the PEOPLE of Argentina. And it's because of your beloved Cristina, and politicians like her, is why poverty in Argentina is so endemic.

    Argentina, which has the potential to be one of the richest and most successful countries in the world, left to be a pauper whilst your politicians and officials steal everything in sight. Which in turn means putting Argentine sailors onto badly maintained submarines, which in turn leads to their deaths, and humiliation for Argentina because your own Navy lied about it to the world.

    So tell me do you care if someone steals from you? Did you care about the Argentine sailors who died far from home in an unsafe death trap?

    Do you actually care about Argentina? Or are you only interested in how much money you can hustle out of the rampantly corrupt system?

    Are you one of those 'people' who claim a government salary but never does a days work?

    People like you, Enrique, is why Argentina will always remain a 'never was' country. You couldn't even make it to 'has been' status. At least a 'has been' did something worthwhile once.

    Mar 10th, 2018 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot


    Hey, LP, nice post! Reminds of Macri's Zen-like speeches.

    Anyway. I took the time to go look for convictions against Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for “stealing.”

    Found nothing.

    However, if you can provide links to related court convictions I am interested.

    Otherwise, talk is cheap, my friend--especially when the talker is just a Leprecon.

    Mar 11th, 2018 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • golfcronie

    Tell us EM how did Crissie get so wealthy then? Because I could do with some of the same.

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • The Voice

    EM, are you on the gravy train too? Tell us how it works? Is it like Think - Pesos per post, or what?

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Com'on EM tell us how she ( Crissie ) made so much money as President. I won't hold my breath as you will not answer.

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 05:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Reekie: “What money are you talking about?”

    ... as a black bin bag full of cash is thrown over the wall and hits him on the head. :-D

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot

    Almost the whole crowd is back! I was missing your comments under recent stories about Macri and Co.

    “Tell us EM how did Crissie get so wealthy then?,” asks GCronie.

    It's a “black bin bag full of cash,” assures us ineffable Zaphod.

    Listen, guys. You got nothing. Only to keep repeating your old song, covered by anonymity.

    There are three judicial processes against Cristina, and the only one with potential to cover Cristina's personal wealth has stalled for lack of evidence.

    However, I do trust president Macri and his team of enterprising judges to track anything fishy in Cristina's finances--hey, even a photocopy made without paying.

    In the meantime, Argentina's economy under Macri is going nowhere and the 'hit of the summer' on MM-SOB is becoming increasingly popular to the despair of the president and his entourage.

    Macri's finance minister Luis Caputo is again in hot water after Miami-based investment firm Noctua Partners confirmed the minister was indeed one of its owners--something Caputo had emphatically denied when the Paradise Papers gave him out. And there is much more.
    But you will never catch these guys throwing bags of cash over a wall. That is for apprentices. They do seamless electronic transactions to Caiman Islands and all is well.

    Caputo has been denounced for deals incompatible with public function, influence peddling, use of inside information and asset laundering.

    Oh, but I forget. Two years after MM took office, you remain focused on CFK.

    Keep on waiting while you miss all the fun!

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • ElaineB

    So EM thinks that CFK's crimes should just be ignored because she is no longer President. Haha. It is because she and her band of thieves are no longer in power that their illegal activities can be investigated.

    Nestor and Christina stole from the poor of Argentina. If it takes until her dying breath to prosecute her they should do it.

    Mar 12th, 2018 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot


    Oh come on, Elaine. If you want to debate, put forth arguments--not fiction. You know well I did not write anything remotely similar to “CFK's crimes should just be ignored because she is no longer President.”

    To attribute words to somebody else in order to argue against your own piece of fiction is a very low-handed tactic.

    So, what I wrote above and repeat here is, CFK has three trials on the go. Two refer to a MOU with Iran, the other to the dollar future, and none of the two will go very far because they questions acts of government done in the open. Only one of them, aka 'la ruta del dinero K' refers to personal wealth.

    That trial, Elaine, is stalled for lack of evidence. Comprende?

    And again, to be extremely clear, corruption should be prosecuted--in all cases. Not just to score political points.

    In the meantime, your absolute statement “Nestor and Christina stole from the poor of Argentina” does not appear to be supported by the courts and in all fairness, looks a bit silly.

    Mar 13th, 2018 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • ElaineB

    Oh, come on, EM. If you want to be taken even remotely seriously why not actually visit the country of Argentina. I have. I have seen the Kirchner's corruption in action. You just sit there in Canada wanking over pictures of CFK.

    I don't want to debate with you; you are a joke. I merely ridicule your lack of knowledge about, and blind devotion to a corrupt and murderous regime.

    Mar 14th, 2018 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot


    “I don't want to debate with you; you are a joke. I merely ridicule your lack of knowledge about, and blind devotion to a corrupt and murderous regime.”

    Hear, hear. With each passing day ElaineB sounds less like the British, tea-sipping lady she pretends to be, and more like one of those brutish trolls hired by Marquitos Peña.

    I guess there is not much more to be said, aside feeling a bit of pity for whoever types comments such as above under ElaineB's nickname.

    Mar 14th, 2018 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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