Cristina Fernandez’s Legal Jeopardy Could Give Her a Political Boost

Cristina Fernandez’s Legal Jeopardy Could Give Her a Political Boost
Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernandez greets supporters in front of her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 27, 2022 (AP photo by Rodrigo Abd).

Last week, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernandez to 12 years in prison and ban her from public office for life for her alleged role in a yearslong corruption scheme. She denies the charges and, in fact, has once again managed to turn a legal peril into a political win, at least for now.

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