February 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled that prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former president Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town Rio Tercero in 1995. Prosecutors argued that the explosion was a deliberate ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem appeared in court on Monday for allegedly falsifying his 2000 tax returns. Prosecutors argue that Menem hid bank accounts worth millions of dollars, as well as various aircraft, properties and cars from the tax authorities. Despite having been convicted in ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by G. Redd
The Court of Cassation of Argentina, the highest criminal court, sentenced former Argentine President Carlos Menem of selling illegal weapons to Croatia and Ecuador during his presidency. The now-Senator Menem pleaded innocence, claiming that the weapons were intended for Panama and Venezuela but ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
An Argentine court on Friday commenced the trial of former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who is facing several human rights violations for his role in the nation's "Dirty War". Videla was tried and convicted in 1985 along with eight other junta leaders on abduction, torture and murder ...[read more]
December 23, 2009
by Sarah Miley
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was indicted by the Federal Court on Tuesday on corruption charges. Menem is charged with overpaying government officials while he was in office from 1989 to 1999. Menem's well-known minister of economy, Domingo Cavallo, was indicted on similar charges. C... ...[read more]
October 2, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An Argentine judge on Thursday charged former president and current senator Carlos Menem for allegedly covering up evidence related to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Menem, born in Argentina to Syrian immigrants, is accused of covering up the alleged involvement of ...[read more]
November 29, 2008
by Jake Oresick
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was formally charged Friday with illegally trafficking arms to Croatia and Ecuador, contrary to a 1991 UN embargo against Croatia and a 1995 Organization of American States (OAS) ban on selling arms to Ecuador. Defense lawyers contend the then-president ...[read more]
October 17, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem failed to appear in a Buenos Aires court Thursday as he and other former officials went on trial on arms trafficking charges. The court excused Menem's absence after a defense lawyer presented a medical certificate indicating that the former president had... ...[read more]
May 23, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman filed a petition Thursday for the arrest of former Argentine President Carlos Menem and five others accused of covering up the possible involvement of businessman Alberto Jacinto Kanoore Edul in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. In ...[read more]
April 25, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
An Argentinean federal judge Wednesday declared amnesties granted to two members of Argentina's previous military dictatorship to be unconstitutional, saying the two men must serve out their life sentences in prison. Former military President Jorge Videla and former Navy chief Eduardo Massera we... ...[read more]

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