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Argentina ex-President Mauricio Macri charged in sub families spying case

Argentina's former President Mauricio Macri has been charged with ordering the secret services to spy on relatives of 44 sailors who died when the Ara San Juan submarine sank in 2017. Judge Martín Bava says Mr Macri has violated the country's intelligence laws by demanding a dossier on the victims'...
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Is An “Impunity Pact” Between Cristina Kirchner And Mauricio Macri In The Cards After The Election?

The severity of the electoral defeat in the PASO primaries has injected the Fernández-Fernández administration with a vigor that hadn’t been seen in the nearly two years it has been in office. Apart from a flurry of short-term measures aimed at “putting money in people’s pockets,” the pan-Peronist Frente de Todos front has now officially acknowledged it will seek a pact with the opposition and other central actors of Argentine society in order to look for long-term solutions for the country’s deep-seated structural problems. This admission, apparently, is supported and even encouraged by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, without whom the ruling coalition simply does not function. While Cristina has tried to tell us President Alberto is truly in charge, and that he is the only one capable of exercising presidential power, she has shown time and time again that she exerts both direct and indirect pressure on the Executive — including the entire Cabinet — and that ultimately she is the one calling the shots. Whether Alberto is trying to please her by trying to appropriate a failing agri-business giant or claiming Venezuela isn’t a dictatorship, or is directly following orders such as when he was forced to shake up his Cabinet. He’s relinquished his free will and is merely a placeholder keeping the ruling coalition in place. Thus, no matter what happens in the midterm elections, the remaining two years of this government are now unequivocally Mrs. Fernández de Kirchner’s responsibility. Which ultimately forces one to deduce that the social pact with the opposition – negotiated by Lower House Speaker Sergio Massa and the vice-president’s son Máximo Kirchner and formally led by Alberto – is also on CFK’s plate.
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