Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

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Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12 ... er-terror/
Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president of Argentina, stepped down in December 2015 Credit: Ricardo Mazalan

Harriet Alexander, New York

7 December 2017 • 4:47pm

A crusading Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of the country’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on charges of “treason against the fatherland,” accusing her of covering up Iranian involvement in the country’s worst-ever terrorist attack.

The 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish cultural centre, AMIA, killed 85 people. No one has ever been successfully prosecuted for the crime.

An Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was investigating. On January 14, 2015, he filed a criminal claim accusing Mrs Kirchner and others of secretly negotiating a deal with Tehran to offer immunity for Iranian suspects in the bombing, in exchange for Iranian oil.

Mrs Kirchner said the allegations were part of a broad international conspiracy to undermine her presidency. Her government said it had been in talks with Iran to create a commission aimed at clarifying who was responsible for the bombing.

Mr Nisman was due to present his findings before Congress on January 20, but the day before was found dead inside his apartment, with a bullet fired into his head.

Mrs Kirchner initially said it was suicide, but then said she believed it was a murder orchestrated to smear her. Last month an Argentine panel concluded that he had been murdered.
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Re: Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

Post by cassowary » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:44 am

Hmm. Someone friendly with Islamist thugs like the Iranian Mullahs must be a leftist.

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Re: Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

Post by neverfail » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 am

http://www.coha.org/five-years-of-presi ... -kirchner/

(quote) "As her second presidential term unfolded, Cristina continued many of her husband’s policies. She continued to focus on adding to agricultural exports, as well as increasing import regulations and encouraging local manufacturing. Through the increase of exports and strict regulation of imports, Argentina experienced significant economic growth under the Kirchner presidency. Between 2002 and 2007, the industrial sector experienced an overall increase in production of 52 percent, a positive sign for the administration. [7] This increase in industrial production allowed the country to expand its exports, which led to a fall in unemployment levels. Moreover, in this six-year period, unemployment also decreased by 5.9 percent. Most significantly, between 2000 and 2005, Argentina’s GDP grew at a rate of 9.2 percent. [8] During her first term, Cristina adopted a more conciliatory position towards investment by reopening negotiations with the Paris Club, an informal group of financial officials, to pay off defaulted debt. At the same time, she invited the IMF back into Argentina, signifying a promising change to foreign investors. However, the recent nationalization of YPF, while popular with the Argentine people, has discouraged foreign investment. Still, the overall strong economic turnaround has buoyed Cristina’s presidency. Two years after she took office, unemployment shrank from 10.6 percent in 2005 to 7.9 percent. [9] Although this figure was significantly lower than its 2001 peak of 25 percent, by the time Cristina ran for re-election, unemployment decreased once again to 7.3 percent, the lowest rate in the past two decades.(unquote)

This lady might not have been anyone's idea of a free marketeer; but could a socialist have presided over such a laudable record of reform and economic growth?

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Re: Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

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neverfail wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 am
http://www.coha.org/five-years-of-presi ... -kirchner/

(quote) "As her second presidential term unfolded, Cristina continued many of her husband’s policies. She continued to focus on adding to agricultural exports, as well as increasing import regulations and encouraging local manufacturing. Through the increase of exports and strict regulation of imports, Argentina experienced significant economic growth under the Kirchner presidency. Between 2002 and 2007, the industrial sector experienced an overall increase in production of 52 percent, a positive sign for the administration. [7] This increase in industrial production allowed the country to expand its exports, which led to a fall in unemployment levels. Moreover, in this six-year period, unemployment also decreased by 5.9 percent. Most significantly, between 2000 and 2005, Argentina’s GDP grew at a rate of 9.2 percent. [8] During her first term, Cristina adopted a more conciliatory position towards investment by reopening negotiations with the Paris Club, an informal group of financial officials, to pay off defaulted debt. At the same time, she invited the IMF back into Argentina, signifying a promising change to foreign investors. However, the recent nationalization of YPF, while popular with the Argentine people, has discouraged foreign investment. Still, the overall strong economic turnaround has buoyed Cristina’s presidency. Two years after she took office, unemployment shrank from 10.6 percent in 2005 to 7.9 percent. [9] Although this figure was significantly lower than its 2001 peak of 25 percent, by the time Cristina ran for re-election, unemployment decreased once again to 7.3 percent, the lowest rate in the past two decades.(unquote)

This lady might not have been anyone's idea of a free marketeer; but could a socialist have presided over such a laudable record of reform and economic growth?
Sources are everything

http://www.coha.org/cohas-history/
COHA’s History
In recent years, COHA has directed a good deal of its research energies to such issues as unproductive U.S. pressure on President Aristide which eventually led to his ouster and Washington’s replacement with a hapless interim regime. COHA also has condemned Washington’s unexamined and reflexive policy towards Cuba and Venezuela, and the negative impact of neo-liberal reforms on the average Latin American. COHA was opposed to the adherence of the U.S. to NAFTA under the thesis that it shouldn’t have been initiated until basic Mexican institutions were truly democratic, its trade unions free enough to negotiate as equals, and the government purged of endemic corruption. COHA also is a critic of the indiscriminate application of structural adjustment formulas that end up negatively affecting the poorest stratum of Latin America’s population.
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Re: Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up

Post by neverfail » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:02 am

It makes me wonder whether her political enemies are now seeking to get revenge on her with trumped-up charges.

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