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A new and widespread corruption scandal implicating businessmen with former Kirchner administration officials, may have unforeseen consequences for Argentina's future as a democracy.Corruption is certainly not new to Argentina. It has been chiseled into Argentina's political landscape since the beginning of the 20th century, and acquired pandemic intensity after Gen. Juan Domingo Peron's governments. How could it also be explained that the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina terrorist attack that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires in 1994 could occur, without considering the possible connivance by officials from former President Carlos Menem's government?Those disparate events were simply the consequence of corruption at all levels of Argentina's society. Is there any chance for Argentina to eliminate the chronic illness of corruption in its social life?It is now up to Argentine judges to use this opportunity to put a final stop to Argentina's endemic corruption.
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