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Accusations Against Argentina's Leadership - Past and Present

Earlier this month, prosecutors in Argentina formally indicted former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on fraud and corruption charges. They allege she led a group of politicians and business leaders who stole $5 billion. This comes after reveleations in the Panama Papers that she and her now-deceased husband Nestor Kirchner set up more than 100 shell companies to hide income.

Mark Jones of Rice University and the Baker Institute offers his analysis on Fernandez and current president Mauricio Macri's corruption charges, also named in the Panama Papers.

 

Image: Fernandez pictured campaigning with husband Nestor Kirchner for the 2007 election. Fábio Pozzebom/ABr-Agência Brasil

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