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Argentina Former President Kirchner Handled Provincial Funds in Cayman Islands according to Banker’s Son

By: Marcelo Duclos - Jul 17, 2017, 2:21 pm
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Juan Manuel Ducler — son of deceased banker Aldo Dulcer, who died under mysterious circumstances — published a document that shows former President Kirchner handled money put offshore in the Cayman Islands in 2001. (Twitter)

EspañolFormer President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner managed provincial funds through the Cayman Islands, a newly released document shows.

Juan Manuel Ducler — son of deceased banker Aldo Dulcer, who died under mysterious circumstances — published a document that shows former President Kirchner handled money put offshore in the Cayman Islands in 2001.

Ducler said he does not believe that his father died from natural causes and claimed that the circumstances of his death were extremely suspicious. Additional investigations to rule out any type of poisoning will not be conducted for three weeks.

The document in question, which Dulcer said supports this claim, was signed by Néstor in the southern city of Río Gallegos on March 8, 2001. It states:

“We are pleased to send you a copy of the note, delivered to your auditors, in accordance with the balance of property values of Santa Cruz, timely delivered in custody, along with the account number.”

This text was directed to the financial Open Market, where Aldo Ducler and associates managed public properties in the province of Santa Cruz.

“In this regard we want to anticipate that in the coming weeks we will send you instructions on future custody, according to the needs and policies that these and other assets take within the government,” Kirchner wrote.

The account in question is #25,296 of the M.A. Bank Ltd. in the Cayman Islands with funds of US $5,574,320.

“This is a role that my father had in (Kirchner’s) apartment. He was the only one there. I had to show that the complaint was real and that the papers were real,” Ducler’s son told Argentine newspaper La Nación.

Source: La Nación.

Marcelo Duclos Marcelo Duclos

Marcelo Duclos is a reporter for the PanAm Post from Buenos Aires. He studied journalism at Taller Escuela Agencia (TEA) and went on to pursue a master's degree in Political Science and Economics at Eseade. Follow him on Twitter: @MarceloDuclos

Mexico Deploys Military Police on Streets but Fails to Control Violence

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Jul 17, 2017, 12:57 pm
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EspañolAn alarming level of violence has been reported in Mexico this year, which has resulted in an increased military presence. Since 2016, the presence of security forces in Mexico have reportedly increased by over 88 percent. Last year, 2,124 military officers were deployed in the states of Durango, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and Michoacán. Around 4,000 officials were deployed in Sinaloa, Durango, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla and Michoacán through May 2017. As military presence grows, so too does the actual number of officers. Three new brigades are planned for Puebla, Coahuila and Guanajuato. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); }); Officials have pointed out that the military is not responsible for carrying out security measures to improve and maintain public safety. Read More: Trump Doubles Down on Plan to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall during G20 Meeting Read More: Mexico’s War on Drugs Has Cost $50 Billion, and Countless Lives "There is no specialized training in public safety, because the functions of the Military Police of the Mexican Army are focused on fulfilling the five missions stipulated for the armed forces in Article One of the Law of Army and Air Force Conduct," the National Defense Secretariat said. "However, in public security activities, the Military Police only act in cooperation with the authorities of the three orders of government and, where appropriate, the restoration of public security, provided that the latter is derived from the petition of a competent authority and prior approval from the President of the Republic." On several occasions, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos has said they do not feel comfortable taking on public security tasks, but that they do so anyway amid growing violence in the country. "We tend to forget about our police forces, and did not realized that crime was growing and was not being contained," the official said a few months ago. Source: Milenio

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