Decades of experience in political life have enabled Cristina Fernandez to stand firm against the prosecution against her. Author: Page 12
BUENOS AIRES, March 9th. — Argentina’s Federal Oral Court 2 announced this Thursday the grounds for the ruling against Vice President Cristina Fernández in the so-called traffic case, which is expected to sentence her to six years in prison and permanent disqualification to borrow public office to deprive her of political life and prevent her from participating in the next elections.
It is a 1,616-page document detailing the Dec. 6 decision by Judges Jorge Gorini, Rodrigo Jiménez Uriburu and Andrés Basso, according to local media reports, told Telesur, which was described by the vice president and representatives of Frente de Todos as a prosecution and called into question impartiality of the court.
According to the prosecution, during the administration of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández (between 2003 and 2015), public works in the province of Santa Cruz were illegally granted to businessman Lazaro Báez with the intent to deceive the state and embezzle part of the funds intended for infrastructure construction.
The Argentine vice president reiterated that the accusation was riddled with “fictitious facts, cover-ups by others, misrepresentations and lies” and that it lacked evidence. On the other hand, he pointed out that the judges and the prosecutor could not answer or refute the arguments of his lawyer, Carlos Beraldi, who denied the allegations.
On Tuesday, March 7, during the celebration of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Cristina Fernandez compared the situation of the military dictatorship with the present. He said that today there are “other, more underhanded and subtle ways to destroy the dreams of those who think another country and another world is possible.” He added that the political right no longer uses tanks, but uses the courts, and that they act in complicity with the hegemonic media.
Hundreds of supporters of Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, convened by organizations and social movements, held a picket on Wednesday evening in support of the political and social leader in front of the Palace of Courts in the country’s capital. After participating in the Labor Day event in Buenos Aires, members of the La Campora group and hundreds of people approached the headquarters of the courts to show their support for the Vice President.
Source: Juventud Rebelde