Argentina: Charges Against Ex-President Macri Filed After Explosive Intelligence Find

The conservative politician is said to have headed up illegal practices, both as President and before as Mayor of Buenos Aires.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentinean judiciary has opened an investigation into ex-President Mauricio Macri and five other individuals for illegal espionage. A complaint filed by the Prosecutor's Office was granted by a Federal Court under Judge Marcelo Martínez de Giorgi.

Macri, who ruled Argentina between 2015 and 2019, is suspected of having been responsible for the illegal surveillance of over 80 public figures by the AFI (Federal Intelligence Agency), which was directly under his authority.

The charges are based on a complaint filed by the new Head of the AFI, Cristina Caamaño. Caamaño was . . .

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