19
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Corruption and Impunity in Argentina

Virtual Event | Corruption and Impunity in Argentina

Past Event
Online Only
May 19, 2021
19
May 2021
Past Event
Speakers:
María Eugenia Talerico

Vice President, Será Justicia & Former Vice President, Unidad de Información Financiera, Argentina

Mariano Federici

Managing Director, K2 Integrity & Former President, Unidad de Información Financiera, Argentina

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Nate Sibley

Fellow and Director, Kleptocracy Initiative

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Marshall Billingslea

Senior Fellow

Please be advised: This event will have Spanish and English subtitles and will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 19. Register for the event "here":https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-event-corruption-and-impunity-in-a… or via the Register button.

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation on corruption and impunity in Argentina with the former president and vice president of the country’s financial intelligence unit, Mariano Federici and María Eugenia Talerico. The discussion will be moderated by Adjunct Fellow Marshall Billingslea with Research Fellow Nate Sibley.

Argentina’s economy has been devastated by decades of corruption, mismanagement and excessive borrowing, rendering it especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economy contracted by 10 percent in 2020 as the poverty rate soared above 40 percent, all ahead of a difficult $45 billion debt renegotiation with the IMF.

Those primarily responsible for Argentina’s economic plight also govern with seeming disregard for rule of law. As president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was implicated in several major corruption scandals, as well as for the brutal murder of a senior prosecutor investigating her alleged role in covering up Iranian terrorism. As vice president, Kirchner now faces multiple prosecutions relating to corruption and money laundering. With public confidence in the justice system at an all-time low, many Argentines view government proposals to reform the judiciary as a naked attempt to shield Kirchner from accountability.

Please join Hudson Institute for this timely discussion on how the U.S. and international community can continue to support democracy and the rule of law in Argentina.

TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL:

Por favor tome nota: Este evento contará con subtítulos en español e inglés y estará disponible en esta página a partir de las 12:00 p.m., hora del este, el miércoles 19 de mayo. Inscríbase al evento "aquí":https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-event-corruption-and-impunity-in-a… o por medio del botón de inscripción (Register).

Acompáñenos en una conversación del Instituto Hudson sobre corrupción e impunidad en Argentina con el ex presidente y la ex vicepresidenta de la unidad de inteligencia financiera (UIF), Mariano Federici y María Eugenia Talerico. La conversación será moderada por el Asesor Adjunto Marshall Billingslea con el Asesor para Investigación Nate Sibley.

La economía de la Argentina se ha visto devastada por decenios de corrupción, mala gestión y préstamos excesivos, volviendo al país especialmente vulnerable durante la pandemia de la COVID-19. La economía se contrajo en un 10 por ciento en 2020 a la vez que la tasa de pobreza se disparó por encima del 40 por ciento, justo antes de una difícil renegociación de deuda de $45 mil millones con el FMI.

Los responsables principales de las dificultades económicas graves de la Argentina también gobiernan con aparente indiferencia por el estado de derecho. Como presidenta, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner fue implicada en varios escándalos de corrupción serios, así como en el asesinato brutal de un fiscal superior que estaba investigando su supuesto papel en ocultar terrorismo por parte de los iraníes. Ahora como vicepresidenta, Kirchner enfrenta múltiples enjuiciamientos relacionados con corrupción y lavado de dinero. En este momento, en que la confianza pública en el sistema de justicia alcanzó su punto más bajo, muchos argentinos ven las propuestas del gobierno para reformar el organismo judicial como un esfuerzo claro y evidente por resguardar a Kirchner y así evitar que rinda cuentas.

Acompañe al Instituto Hudson en esta conversación tan oportuna sobre cómo los Estados Unidos y la comunidad internacional pueden seguir apoyando la democracia y el estado de derecho en Argentina.

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