News from Argentina’s “Lawfare” Front: the Case of Amado Boudou

State's witness was paid a large sum of money to testify. Revenge suspected for re-nationalization of pension funds.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A scandalous fact concerning the trial of former vice-president Amado Boudou became public last week in Argentina: According to the El Destape website, the deposition of key witness Alejandro Vanderbroele has apparently been bought.

Boudou was Minister of Economy under Cristina Fernández de Kirchner from 2009 to 2011 and was Vice-President in her second term until 2015.

Before that, he was Secretary General and then President of the State Pension Fund (ANSES) from 2006 to 2009. In this capacity, he played a key role in the re-nationalization of private pension funds (AFJP . . .

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