The case of José López epitomizes the fall of the once mighty Kirchneristas. The former minister was arrested last month trying to donate $9 million dollars to some nuns in a convent.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s defiance was on display this week when she told 15,000 supporters, who had accompanied her to a court hearing, that she will never bow to the political persecution she says are behind the allegations.
The prosecutor says Macri may have committed a crime by not including information about offshore companies he was involved with in the declaration of his assets he made when he was mayor of Buenos Aires.
The visit is seen as a triumph for President Macri’s efforts to rebuild relations with the US after a chilly 12 years, but has also rekindled painful memories of US support for the military dictatorship that took power in Argentina exactly 40 years ago.
Argentina’s new right wing president, Mauricio Macri, dragged his feet over meeting iconic human rights activists and has appeared to question the accepted figure of 30,000 people killed or disappeared during the 1976-83 military dictatorship.
Results so far show Morales losing Sunday’s referendum that could allow him a fourth term, but the leftist president is clinging to the hope that rural votes not yet counted will give him victory in the end.
A new right wing president in Argentina and the gathering force of the opposition in Venezuela has left the longtime dominance of leftist governments in Latin America looking shaky.
Two weeks into his presidency Argentina's Mauricio Macri has demanded the release of opposition politicians jailed in Venezuela prompting a public spat and proving that, in foreign policy at least, his election promise of "change" was real.
Macri’s win marks a major shake up of Argentine politics, putting an end to 12 years of Kirchnerismo. It also looks like a warning to several other leftist Latin American governments.
After 12 years of a Kirchner leader — either Nestor or Cristina — voters in Argentina will decide on Sunday to either close the book on the Kirchners or vote for continuing their policies and programs. What's their legacy?
The weekend’s presidential elections to pick the successor of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina see government-backed candidate Daniel Scioli only just beat the opposition's Mauricio Macri. A runoff will be held on November 22.
Although the top three candidates set themselves apart from the "intensity" of Kirchnerismo, they still share its political roots.