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Sen. Ted Cruz Calls for Sanctions Against Argentina’s VP Cristina Kirchner

Sen. Ted Cruz Calls for Sanctions Against Argentina's VP Cristina Kirchner

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EXCLUSIVE: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues to focus on the crooks of Latin America to try to get them to undergo sanctions from the US. El American had access to a letter sent by the GOP senator to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in which he asks for sanctions against the former president and current vice-president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her family.

The letter reads:

“Last week, an Argentine Federal Prosecutor formally implicated Fernandez de Kirchner in what he described as ‘the biggest corruption scheme ever known in the country’ — an elaborate bribery and kickbacks scheme that defrauded Argentina of billions of pesos during her time as president.”

Senator Cruz also reminds Secretary Blinken that Argentina’s current vice president is “deeply implicated” in the death of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in 2015 in his apartment one day before he was to present evidence to the Argentine Congress that would prove that Fernández de Kirchner had colluded with Iran to cover up for Iranian defendants accused in the 1994 bombing of the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA, for its Spanish acronym) in Buenos Aires.

The Republican ends the letter by urging Secretary Blinken “to process past and recent information about Fernandez de Kirchner’s corrupt acts, and to impose a Section 7031(c) designation on her and immediate family members.”

If the Senator’s request is granted, both the VP and her family would be banned from U.S. visas and access to the United States.

Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.

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