Economist Javier Milei delivered a speech before a large, young crowd as he launched his candidacy this weekend to run for a seat in Congress representing the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires on behalf of the Avanza Libertad party.
In the midst of the pandemic Argentine vice president, Cristina Fernandez managed one of the objectives that the opposition claims were part of the political agreement with current head of state Alberto Fernandez, who was elected with the landslide of votes from the former president.
Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner arrived in court on Monday to give evidence in a corruption trial in which she is charged with diverting public funds, just a week before she returns to the country's government as vice president.
An Argentine court rejected on Monday a request from lawyers to throw out a corruption case against former president and current vice-presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
By Héctor Torres (*) for Financial Times - Argentina went to the polls on Sunday to choose the candidates in the presidential election to be held on October 27. However, there were no competing candidates as all the main parties only presented one option.
A court on Wednesday sentenced former Argentine secretary of Public Works minister Jose Lopez to six years in prison after he was caught by police trying to hide bags stuffed with US$9 million in cash at a Buenos Aires convent.
Argentina's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's corruption trial can go ahead; after protesters demonstrated against rumours the case might be delayed. Trial is set to begin on Tuesday over accusations that CFK favoured businessman Lazaro Baez in the attribution of 52 public works contracts worth 46 billion pesos (US$1.2 billion) during her 2007-15 presidency.
Former president Cristina Fernandez daughter, Florencia Kirchner will return to Argentina once she has received her medical release and is capable of taking a plane, said the family's lawyer Carlos Beraldi.
Ex-Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner left on Thursday for Cuba to assist her 29-year-old daughter Florencia, who is receiving medical treatment. In a dramatic video posted on her Twitter, the senator for Buenos Aires province said that her daughter was suffering from ”severe health problems” and began special treatment in Cuba last December.
Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will stand trial for the first time on February 26, after a court rejected her bid to postpone proceedings over alleged embezzlement against her and other former government officials.