Argentina’s Botox Queen as she is lovingly referred to by her detractors is in trouble AGAIN! And no it’s not corruption or fraud charges this time - its treason.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president and current Senator of Argentina, was indicted by a federal judge for allegedly covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds in Buenos Aires. The alleged cover up occurred while Fernandez was in office, so she could secure lucrative trade concessions with Iran.
Basically she is accused of “I forgive so you can give.”
The daughter of a bus driver clawed her way up, with beautifully manicured nails of course, to the presidency of Argentina. Fernandez was president from 2007 to 2015, elected after her husband died while president. Yes it’s like the Latin soap opera version of Bill and Hillary Clinton. After she left office she pursued a senatorial seat (we told you it was Bill & Hillary Latino-style) to which she won election in October.
An arrest or even prosecution of Fernandez is not imminent since she has to be stripped of immunity and then hauled off to jail. The former president has yet to be sworn to her senate seat, expected to happen next week, but she must be relieved that she gets that immunity as a perk.
This is not Fernandez’ first or probably last dealings with the law men of Argentine. She was indicted in 2016 for giving public work contracts to cronies. At that time the lover of-all-things couture with dollar signs tattooed on her eyeballs was already facing charges of manipulating Argentina’s central bank resulting in $5 billion in losses to the country.
Others would say Fernandez’ real crime were the welfare programs the modern day Evita was addicted to, social welfare programs that have crippled the Argentine economy.
The Iranian matter is a very sticky matter for Fernandez. The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, tasked with figuring out what Iran actually did in 1994 was ready to accuse Fernandez of a cover up when voila he committed suicide, later deemed a murder.
The never-will-age Fernandez is looking at corruption, fraud, treason and maybe even murder – so she best hope she is never voted out of office.
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