Argentina’s Vice-President Cristina Fernandez speaks to supporters during a rally in La Plata, Argentina, in November. Photo: AFP
Argentina’s Vice-President Cristina Fernandez speaks to supporters during a rally in La Plata, Argentina, in November. Photo: AFP
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Argentina Vice-President Cristina Fernandez guilty of fraud, gets 6 years in jail

  • She was also given a lifetime ban from holding public office over a scheme that saw US$1 billion embezzled through public works projects
  • Fernandez described herself as the victim of a ‘judicial mafia’, and her supporters have vowed to paralyse the country with a nationwide strike

Argentina’s Vice-President Cristina Fernandez speaks to supporters during a rally in La Plata, Argentina, in November. Photo: AFP
Argentina’s Vice-President Cristina Fernandez speaks to supporters during a rally in La Plata, Argentina, in November. Photo: AFP
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