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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Four Latin American presidents have CFK . supported

Buenos Aires ( Associated Press) – The presidents of Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia and Colombia on Wednesday backed Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and admitted a legal case against her for alleged corruption would remove her from “public, political and electoral” activity. wants. To implement the “neoliberal model” in a South American country.

Leaders Alberto Fernández, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Luis Arce and Gustavo Petro, omitted in Latin American, signed and issued a statement of strong political support for the former president (2007–2015) on social networks and harsh criticism against Argentine justice did. ,

According to the signatories, Fernández de Kirchner is the victim of “an unfair judicial persecution”, which aims to remove the Peronist leader “from public, political and electoral life, as well as to bury the values ​​and ideals she represents, along with The ultimate goal of implementing the neoliberal model.

“The Argentine Vice President is persecuted by accusing his political opponents, journalistic headlines and judicial irregularities that violate due process and legal guarantees,” the presidents said.

An Argentine prosecutor faces 12 years in prison and permanent disqualification from holding public office for offenses of illegal engagement and fraud administration in an oral trial facing irregularities in the award of road works during his two terms. the requested.

Prosecutors estimated the fraud at approximately $1 billion.

The 69-year-old former president has said there is no evidence against him and the aim is to intimidate national and popular governments that are seen as a threat to the interests of powerful economic groups.

This is the first request to sentence the former president in a dozen court cases for various offences, some of which have been closed and others are under investigation.

Arguments about the judges’ supposed intention to marginalize Fernández de Kirchner from political activity is supported by the governors and leaders of Alberto Fernández’s government, the official Frente de Todos. Bolivia’s leftist ex-president Evo Morales and Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff have expressed themselves along the same lines.

Morales said prosecutors accusing the leader wanted to “imitate Judge Moro”, referring to the former Brazilian magistrate who led the Lava Jato investigation, for which former president Lula da Silva had to serve a prison term. Was.

The court will deliver its verdict at the end of the year. If a conviction were to be found, it would not be enforced immediately unless the Supreme Court rules, which can take years.

Regarding the so-called “highway” case – it refers to the award of 51 road works to Lazaro Baez, a businessman close to the Kirchner family – Latin American leaders warned of “numerous legal and procedural irregularities” and said that the “lawful right to defense of the former president.

“We condemn the strategies of judicial oppression to eliminate political opponents,” concluded Fernández, López Obrador, Arce and Petro.

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