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Weekly Report - 09 July 2020 (WR-20-27)

ARGENTINA: Murder case stokes political divisions

“We all want to know what happened to Fabián Gutiérrez, who killed him, [and] the motives…but to insinuate that the government could be involved is a really miserable attitude that is hard to understand”. This was the response by Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández to calls by the political opposition for any potential links between the murder and Vice President Cristina Fernández to be cleared up. The case is a politically sensitive issue that may lead to a breakdown in the relations between the ruling party and the opposition in the federal congress, threatening to undermine the sense of political and national unity that President Fernández himself said is needed to overcome Argentina’s problems.

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