A court in Argentina has sentenced Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to six years in jail for corruption, but she is unlikely to serve time due to immunity and an expected lengthy appeals process.
The trial of Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has shaken Argentina, as the court found her guilty of "fraudulent administration" over the awarding of public works contracts. Although she is unlikely to serve jail time, she has been banned from public office for life and is facing an assassination attempt. The prosecutor described it as "probably the biggest corruption operation the country has known" and estimated a loss of at least $1bn (£818m) to the state. Fernández denies all allegations against her and has supporters and critics taking to the streets to voice their opinion.
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