Through The Looking Glass
The FernŠndez de Kirchner governmentís narco corruption
This paper is the fourth in a series of IASC studies and updates on the deteriorating situation in Argentina, part of a broader survey of corruption and transnational organized crime in Latin America. It includes extensive studies on Bolivia, Ecuador and the criminalized nature of the Bolivarian Alliance. This paper is an update on drug trafficking and corruption in the FernŠndez de Kirchner government, focusing on the investigation of precursor chemicals that has led to the indictment of some of the presidentís closest associates. It also looks at the presidentís increasingly hostility toward the United States. In the 18 months since we began this series the situation has deteriorated significantly, due to the economic and social policies evolving over that period. What has added to the deepening sense of crisis is the general lack of leadership by the president and the growing drug-related scandals. The failed economic policies, coupled with the disregard for law enforcement likely mean that the situation will get worse before it gets better.
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