Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday landed at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport amid tight security and top secrecy to settle in the country where he has been granted political asylum, Foreign Minister Felipe Sola told reporters. “He feels better here than in Mexico,” Solá added. “He is here to stay,” he went on.
Argentina's incoming cabinet has already been chosen and will be revealed on Friday, President-elect Alberto Fernandez said, while his team confirmed a few major picks, including the incoming foreign minister, chief of staff and some names from the economic team.
Argentina's official transition in anticipation of 10 December when elected president Alberto Fernandez takes office, is scheduled to begin next Wednesday when Fernandez returns from his first overseas trip to Mexico.
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was charged on Friday with defrauding the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Federal judge Claudio Bonadio said that a scheme to keep the Argentine peso inflated by selling dollars below market value would not have been possible without Fernandez's approval.
Argentina's Lower House member and former Secretary of ex president Cristina Fernandez, Eduardo “Wado” De Pedro is under prosecution investigation following claims he over billed travel expenses while overseas in 2015 as part of the presidential delegations.
Argentina named the president's chief of staff, Anibal Fernandez, as the new Cabinet chief on Thursday in a reshuffle that comes as the government faces a political crisis. Fernandez, a close political ally of President Cristina Fernandez, who is no relation, will replace Jorge Capitanich, the presidency said.