The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Corruption and justice: the Boric government now treated Alberto Fernández as 'impertinent'


It is because he criticized the Chilean justice in a letter that the president sent to the Ecuadorian Guillermo Lasso, with whom the Argentine government maintains strong diplomatic tension.


Chilean government

, through the Minister of Justice, Luis Cordero, demanded this Thursday that

Alberto Fernández

be respectful of the institutions of his country and branded the statements of the Argentine president in a

letter published on Twitter as "impertinent and inappropriate". . 

The new fire with an allied government such as that of Gabriel Boric -with which there have already been several short circuits- began as a result of the harsh

letter that Fernández sent to Guillermo Lasso, his Ecuadorian counterpart,

in the context of the escalation diplomacy with that country in the case of former correista official Maria de los Angeles Duarte Pesantes.

She is the woman who, sentenced to two years in prison for a corruption case, after spending two years as a refugee in the Argentine embassy in Quito, escaped more than a week ago and appeared with the Argentine ambassador in Caracas, Oscar Laborde.

She had an Argentine offer of asylum but Lasso would not give her the safe-conduct.

Because of the escape, Ecuador expelled the now former ambassador Gabriel Fuks from Quito.

In the letter to Lasso

that now sparked a clash with Chile, Alberto Fernández wrote recriminating his peer for declaring Fuks persona non grata: "You know the respect I give you. You also know that I want Ecuadorian institutions to be preserved. But I want you to Also know that it must hurt all of us that in your country, as in mine, as in Brazil or as in Chile, Justice has placed itself at the service of those who persecute opponents".

The short circuits between Alberto Fernández and the government of Gabriel Boric have been repeated in recent months.

With this phrase and the "lawfare" doctrine of the alleged political persecution behind legal cases for corruption, Alberto sought

to defend Cristina Kirchner;

Rafael Correa, with an unserved sentence for the same cause as his former Minister of Transportation;

Duarte Pesantes;

Lula da Silva, and her friend

Marco Enriquez Ominami

, who is being prosecuted for a corruption case in Chile.

Accused of alleged corruption, a former presidential candidate for an independent leftist party,

Ominami received the support of the entire Puebla Group

in a statement signed by Alberto Fernández, the only president to do so, a text that also criticized the Chilean justice.

It was in February when he signed a letter from the Puebla Group in which 29 signatories denounced that

"since 2015, Marco Enríquez-Ominami has been accused by prosecutors directly linked to former right-wing president Sebastián Piñera."

It was signed, among others, by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and by Latin American leaders such as the Colombian Ernesto Samper, the Ecuadorian Rafael Correa, the Panamanian Martín Torrijos and the Bolivian Evo Morales. Most of them were present this week along with Vice President

Cristina Kirchner

at a human rights meeting and

joined the operative clamor for "Cristina President" with their standing applause


President Alberto Fernández with his friend Marco Enriquez Ominami, this week at the human rights forum at the CCK.

Now, Minister Luis Cordero responded to Fernández for the second time regarding the postponement of the trial of the case of alleged political corruption known as "SQM".

He rejected the questions of the Argentine president and called them

"impertinent and inappropriate."

Referring to the judicial delay that the Puebla Group and also Fernández criticized, he said: "It is a public and notorious fact what happens with the extensions of oral trials, but it is a very different thing to transform that into problems of process and guarantee." , added

the minister, who also urged Fernández to "be respectful of the institutions."

Cordero told the trans-Andean press that "he would not dare to comment on the performance of the judges of the Argentine Justice" and described the content as "inappropriate and inappropriate".

The SQM case has been under investigation for eight years and the trial was postponed again.

In February a court ordered the opening of a summary against judges and officials of the Judiciary precisely due to the delays in opening the so-called oral hearing.

This case dates back to a 2015 scandal. An alleged illegal financing of candidates and political parties with payments from the company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, one of the most important mining companies in the country, is being investigated.

People related to them are investigated for services that were not provided.

Due to the February letter signed by Fernández and the Puebla Group, President


came out with a brief but harsh phrase: "

I respect the institutions, I expect the same from my colleagues

," he said while the now former Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola considered the statements of the Argentine president as "absolutely inadmissible."

look too

In the midst of the operative outcry, Cristina Kirchner organized an intimate dinner with former presidents and leaders K

The conflict with Ecuador worsens and Guillermo Lasso responded to Alberto Fernández: "Collaborating with a leak pays for impunity"

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-23

Trends 24h


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.