Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Argentina: Menem's Arms Trial

The trial of Carlos Menem, former Argentine President, is about to start. Menem will face charges of illegally supplying arms to Ecuador (among other places) during that country's conflict with Peru, which flared up again in the early nineties. As Argentina was one of the guarantors of the original peace deal between the two Andean nations in the 1950s, selling one of them arms to attack the other with is particularly frowned upon. The trial is likely to be a protracted affair.

Argentina Trying Menem in Arms Scam (Prensa Latina)

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