Treason Charges Against Fernandez Jolt Argentina and Should Rattle Iran

Treason Charges Against Fernandez Jolt Argentina and Should Rattle Iran
Argentina’s former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, greets supporters outside a courthouse in Buenos Aires, Oct. 26, 2017 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).

Last week, a judge in Argentina sent a jolt across the country by ordering the arrest of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on charges of treason. It was an indictment so powerful that the shock waves must have been felt all the way to Tehran and Beirut. If the government of Iran and the leadership of Hezbollah are not watching events in Buenos Aires very closely, they really should. The case in Argentina has the power not only to bring an ignominious end to the careers of prominent Argentinian figures, but it is sure to put an unwelcome spotlight […]

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