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    Prosecutor files criminal charge against freedom candidate Javier Milei in Argentina

    Prosecutor files case against Argentina's frontrunner Javier Milei days before presidential election

    https://abcnews.go.com/International...days-103971903

    By DANIEL POLITI Associated Press October 13, 2023, 4:19 PM

    The Associated Press

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A prosecutor launched a criminal case Friday against Argentina's frontrunner in this month's presidential elections, accusing Javier Milei of deliberately causing a drop in the Argentine currency when he encouraged citizens not to save in pesos.

    Milei denounced the move as political persecution, just days ahead of the Oct. 22 polling.

    President Alberto Fernández had called for the investigation in a complaint filed Wednesday, saying that the right-wing populist candidate was trying to scare the public and that his actions were “a severe affront to the democratic system.”

    Prosecutor Franco Picardi on Friday referred a criminal case to a federal judge, going off Fernández's accusation that claimed Milei and other candidates on his party's ticket were inciting public fear — a charge that carries possible prison terms of up to six years. Federal Judge María

    Servini will later decide whether there is enough evidence to indict.

    Milei is considered the frontrunner in the Oct. 22 election, after rocking Argentina’s political landscape when he unexpectedly received the most votes in August primaries that are widely seen as a massive poll of voter preferences.

    He pushed back against the criminal case Friday, characterizing the prosecutor as an ally of the government and saying that Picardi is “persecuting the political option most voted by the Argentine people.”

    In a post on social media, Milei added: “Nothing will prevent the beating we’re going to give them at the polls.”

    In a news conference earlier this week, Milei said those who criticized him were trying to "tarnish the electoral process or even forcibly ban the most popular political force ... because they know we're just a few points away from winning.”

    In his initial complaint, Fernández cited a radio interview Monday in which Milei recommended that Argentines not renew fixed rate deposits in the local currency, saying the “peso is the currency issued by the Argentine politician, and therefore it is not worth crap.”

    Another member of Milei's self-described libertarian party, a candidate for the Buenos Aires mayoralty, also called on citizens to drop the peso.

    “Today more than ever: Don’t save in pesos,” Ramiro Marra wrote on social media Tuesday.

    Marra and Agustín Romo, a candidate for the Buenos Aires province legislature in Milei’s Liberty Advances party, also were included in the prosecutor’s filing.

    Many of Milei's rivals blamed him for a sharp depreciation of the peso, which lost 10 percent of its value over the past week.

    The so-called blue rate, as the informal exchange rate is known, reached as high as 1,050 pesos to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, a sharp increase from 880 pesos the previous week. It later moderated that increase and ended the week at around 980 pesos to the dollar.

    Stringent capital controls mean that access to the official foreign exchange market, which currently prices a dollar at 367 pesos, is extremely limited.

    Milei is a fiercely anti-establishment candidate who has said that the answer to Argentina’s red-hot inflation, which is running at around 140% per year, is to dollarize the economy. He had recently suggested the sharp depreciation of the peso could be convenient for his eventual presidency.

    “The higher price of the dollar, the easier it is to dollarize,” Milei said earlier this month.

    Polls show Milei is leading the race for presidency although he does not appear to have enough votes to win outright without a runoff next month.
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    President Alberto Fernández had called for the investigation in a complaint filed Wednesday, saying that the right-wing populist candidate was trying to scare the public and that his actions were “a severe affront to the democratic system.”
    Gee $#@!ing whiz, where have I heard THAT before?

    You will NOT be allowed to vote your way out this, anywhere in the world.

    Rise up and fight, or be destroyed.
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    The global left establishment has turned to democratic totalitarianism. One candidate, everyone has to vote for them. Democracy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The global left establishment has turned to democratic totalitarianism. One candidate, everyone has to vote for them. Democracy!
    But, look here, comrade: you are free to vote for your choice of glorious leader.
    “It is not true that all creeds and cultures are equally assimilable in a First World nation born of England, Christianity, and Western civilization. Race, faith, ethnicity and history leave genetic fingerprints no ‘proposition nation’ can erase." -- Pat Buchanan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    https://twitter.com/AntiFeder1776/st...38969720389653

    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 10-16-2023 at 10:43 PM.
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    “It is not true that all creeds and cultures are equally assimilable in a First World nation born of England, Christianity, and Western civilization. Race, faith, ethnicity and history leave genetic fingerprints no ‘proposition nation’ can erase." -- Pat Buchanan

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    I very much doubt they need to charge him with anything in order to beat him.
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