Thursday, 26 October 2017

Argentine ex-minister held on corruption charges

Argentina's former Planning Minister Julio De Vido has handed himself in to the authorities after he was stripped of his parliamentary immunity.

Mr De Vido is facing corruption charges, which he denies.

He was a key political figure from 2003 to 2015 during the governments of presidents Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner.

His arrest is a blow to ex-President Fernández, who has herself been accused of corruption.

BBC     News.

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