The Argentine Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, summoned the Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) as “ignorant” after he criticized Vice President Christina Kirchner, Accused of corruption by the Argentine Public Prosecution.
On Twitter, Eduardo Bolsonaro indicated his support for a message from Republican Senator Ted Cruz, an ally of the former president. Donald Trumpin defense of US government sanctions against Christina Kirchner.
Evidence that Christina Kirchner is a corrupt person is now public and overwhelming, and her corruption for decades has undermined American national security. Congress imposed sanctions for his behavior. The Biden administration must implement it.
Tweet from Ted Cruz, who received support from Representative Eduardo Bolsonaro
Despite the Republican suspension, the government Joe Biden She maintains good relations with Argentina.
Cafiero used Twitter to respond to Eduardo Bolsonaro and Ted Cruz. He wrote that “one is more ignorant than the other” and stated that there was judicial persecution against Cristina Kirchner “motivated by ideological interests born outside Argentina”.
Cafiero is one of the Alberto Fernandez government officials most active in the public defense of Cristina Kirchner.
On Wednesday (24) the presidents of Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia and Argentina issued a joint declaration in support of Cristina Kirchner, whom they consider the victim of “unjustified judicial persecution.”
In Brazil, former President Dilma Rousseff (PT) offered “unconditional solidarity” with the Vice President of Argentina. On social media, the Labor Party wrote that Christina Kirchner Victim of “political persecution”.
Christina Kirchner arrested
On Monday (22) the Argentine public prosecutor requested the arrest of the country’s vice president, Christina Kirchner, for alleged corruption when she was president (2007-2015), a penalty that, if confirmed, could strip her political rights. The application was signed by promoters Diego Luciani and Sergio Mola.
In all, the prosecution is asking for a sentence of 12 years in prison for Cristina and also for her to be “permanently” barred from holding public office, as well as the confiscation of 5.3 million Argentine pesos (or about 200,000 Brazilian reals, at the current exchange rate), according to La Nacion newspaper.
“Gentlemen, judges, this is the right time. Either corruption or justice,” Luciani concluded.
Kirchner’s case, which has political immunity due to the two vice president and Senate positions, has been on trial since 2019. She and 12 other people are on trial in a case in which Cristina is accused of directing the appropriation. Bids for public works in Santa Cruz County (south), her political hometown, are for businessman Lazaro Baez.
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