Proposed Court System Reform Plans Inflame Argentina Politics

The number of federal judges and courts is to be significantly increased, with the goal of greater transparency and less political influence.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week, the Argentine Senate opened debate on the judicial system reform announced by President Alberto Fernández. Although Fernández had already announced the proposal during last year's election campaign, last week's announcement prompted a broad public debate in which, in particular, sections of the political opposition voiced their concerns.

On Tuesday, August 4th, Justice Minister Marcela Losardo spoke before the Senate to argue for the reform, which aims to "improve the judicial system". When introducing the project, Fernández also stated that he wants to establish an "independent judiciary" that guarantees "the . . .

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