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Clashes in Argentina as thousands rally for Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News
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Clashes in Argentina as thousands rally for Fernandez de Kirchner | Politics News

Thousands take to streets in Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s defense as prosecutors seek 12-year prison sentence in corruption case.Police in Argentina have clashed with supporters of Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The clashes on Saturday took place as thousands took to the streets in her defense two days after prosecutors sought a 12-year prison sentence against her as well as a ban on public office for alleged corruption during her government. Prosecutors say Fernandez de Kirchner led an illicit scheme that siphoned state funds through the awarding of public works contracts to a family friend between 2007 and 2015 while she was president of the country. Fernandez de Kirchner denies the charges and claims she is a v...