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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – Charged with money laundering

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Former President of Argentia

Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner is the 55th President of Argentia. She is the country’s second elected female President and the first female to win a re-election.  A Justicialist, Fernández served one term as National Deputy and three terms as National Senator for both Santa Cruz and Buenos Aires provinces . In the October 2007 general election she obtained 45.3% of the vote and a 22% lead over her nearest rival, avoiding a runoff election. She was inaugurated on 10 December 2007, and was re-elected to a second term in the first round of the October 2011 general election, with 54.1% and 37.3% over the next candidate, Hermes Binner. Critics of Kirchner’s administration charged it with corruption,  crony capitalism, falsification of public statistics, harassment of Argentina’s independent media and use of the tax agency as a censorship tool (Wikipedia, 2013).

News outlet La Nacion reported today (4/9/2016) that Kirchner and her husband Nester Kirchner are suspected of being involved in a financial scheme: overcharging for public products and then laundering and concealing the money offshore. The charges today represent the second Argentinian leader charged with corruption this week as a result of Panama Papers revelations. The more conservative Mauricio Macri , Kirchner’s successor was charged last week.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. oportosanto May 13, 2016

    Argentina will not get out of the crisis they have for a long time when their president is being charged with money laundry, something will have to change…!

  2. jaspervance March 31, 2016

    She was a very strong leader, who did what she thought was best for Argentina, and gave little consideration to outside influences. She should have allowed more freedom in the press inside of the country though.

  3. GreenEggsAndSam March 30, 2016

    While I have no idea who the rightful owners of the Falkland Islands are, I have to give her respect for fighting so strongly in favor of claiming them. She defended and did everything she could to further her countries claim to them. If America’s leaders as as aggressive as her, we would be in a much better position.