Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kirchner’s vice-president arrested: Argentina’s former vice-president, Amado Boudou, has been arrested on corruption charges relating to his time in office under President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Boudou, who denies the charges, was arrested and taken into custody last week on suspicion of three counts of “illicit enrichment” between 2009 and 2015. He is the second member of Kirchner’s government to have been detained recently: the former planning minister, Julio de Vido, was arrested on 25 October on similar charges. Kirchner herself faces multiple charges, but in last month’s midterm legislative election she was elected as a senator, which gives her immunity from prosecution. Kirchner claims the charges are politically motivated.