Néstor Kirchner


Argentina's President Fends Off Challenges from the Intelligence Service

Summary Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced Jan. 26 that she would reform her country’s civilian intelligence organization, the Intelligence Secretariat (SI). Soon after, the office of the president said it would submit a draft law to reform the SI to the Senate on Feb. 3. In addition to changing the organization’s name to the Federal Intelligence Agency, the reform is expected to significantly weaken the SI by limiting its ability to gather signals intelligence, revealing a wider political dispute. Fernandez’s motivations for reforming the SI are not completely clear, but concerns that criminal charges could be brought against […]


Belize in money laundering scheme originating from Argentina

Belize is being named in an alleged money laundering scheme originating in Argentina and spanning many countries.  Press reports say that a leading Argentinean businessman, Lazaro Baez; his son, Martin Baez; and others were accused of money laundering in recent days.  The allegations surfaced through a television program of a well established journalist who linked the Baez family to the deceased Argentinean President, Nestor Kirchner.  According to a report in the Buenos Aires Herald, “People’s eyes have been opened to a grotesque display of greed and opulence that is financed; it appears, from kickbacks on public work projects. Viewers have […]