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Infobae's Daily News Update

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Vice-President Amado Boudou was questioned by federal judge Ariel Lijo for almost seven hours yesterday, and questioned him about his alleged involvement in the Ciccone case. After an initial back and forth between them after the Vice-President questioned the judge about the evidence pointing at him, the judge replied that "it wasn't a dialogue." The Vice-President was asked about his involvement with the other suspects in the case, their meetings and if he had ever met the man who had purchased the money printing company. Boudou denied everything and after leaving the court in the evening, he uploaded a transcript of the hearing on his Facebook page so everyone could read what happened in there. On Tuesday morning, the Vice-President said that he felt "he could offer an explanation to the judge about everything, although he criticized judge Ariel Lijo, saying that "he targets Government officials but he never goes after the corporate fat cats." Boudou also said that there's "a very biased analysis of the case, mostly because of the information leaked by large media groups, which conveniently focuses on a few details but never go after the money trail." Boudou's questioning has divided the political world, with Kirchnerites expressing their support for the Vice-President and members of the opposition who insist that the judge must be allowed to investigate the case without any obstructions. The head of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, Juliana Di Tullio, praised the Vice-President's decision to appear in court so the media "will stop judging him." Buenos Aires Deputy Mayor Maria Eugenia Vidal, from the PRO party, said "the only way to avoid impunity is to let the justice system work unimpeded." Argentina's crusade against the so-called "vulture funds" has forced Kirchnerites and opposition members to join forces in Washington DC. Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle flew to the US capital to ask the US Supreme Court to take Argentina's appeal in the legal fight and lobby in favor of our nation. The head of the Lower House, Julian Dominguez, met with former Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi and gave her a document signed not only by Kirchnerite leaders, but also by high profile members of the opposition who consider this fight to be a matter of state interest. Economy Minister Axel Kicillof seemed confident that the congressional mission sent to Washington DC would bring positive results to the legal conflict and said that "the fight against the vulture funds is no longer an economic problem, it is now a legal problem." Sources inside the Economy Ministry said that they feel "it's a good thing that it's not the administration that's speaking on defense of Argentina but members of Congress instead."

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