Latin America

Attack on Cristina Kirchner: Case closed?

The bizarre “Cotton Candy Gang” currently in custody could just be the tip of the iceberg in a larger plan to kill the Argentinian vice president

Vive President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina escaped an assassination attempt on Sep. 1. Photo: José Cruz/ABr
Vive President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina escaped an assassination attempt on Sep. 1. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

Plenty has been revealed about who tried to shoot Argentinian Vice President Cristina Kirchner two weeks ago while she greeted her fans near her doorstep, with four arrests already ordered by Judge María Eugenia Capuchetti.

But behind the immediate perpetrators hangs the specter of larger violent organizations, whose links with the suspects and more mainstream right-wing leaders will likely be at the center of the Argentinian agenda for years to come.

First, the facts from the case: Fernando Sabag Montiel, the would-be-shooter, has already been indicted. Not only is there video and DNA evidence proving his role in the...

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