Fernández Presents Reform to Overcome Alleged Politicization of Argentine Courts

The opposition claims that the bill's sole purpose is to shield vice-president Cristina Kirchner from the lawsuits she is facing for alleged corruption crimes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Alberto Fernández used the White Room of the Government House, a large French-style area reserved for grand ceremonies, to present an ambitious reform of the Argentine judicial system. The bill, to be forwarded to Congress this week, is aimed primarily at fighting the accumulated power of federal judges in charge of anti-corruption measures, as well as crimes such as drug trafficking and terrorism.

Fernández believes that the 12 current members of the capital's Federal Regional Court have "politicized" and ceded their independence to the power at the time. Should the bill . . .

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