Story of a foreign newspaper about the failure of the Justice and the reaction of the Argentine Government
Argentina, December 8, 2012
The Spanish newspaper ABC summarized the situation in Argentina after the decision taken by the Federal Civil and Commercial Chamber in favor of Clarín group.
“The government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was defeated in the court against Clarín group. The Federal Civil and Commercial Chamber, appellate court and arbitrator in this assault, received a range of insults by the Executive for preventing -at least in the next three months, the announced scrapping of the largest media empire in Argentina. The government, predictably, appealed yesterday to the Supreme Court. They did it through the figure of “per saltum” an applicable remedy in cases of “institutional and serious matters.”
For Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the controversial media law is matter of the state. Justice Minister Julio Alak, public interpreter of the thought of the president, did not mesure his tongue, “is arbitrary failure” before labeling as “absurd” the decision that allows Clarín not divest to overcome the license limit radio and television sets that the law says until there is a judgment on the merits on the constitutionality of it. Martin Sabatella, head of the AFSCA (Federal Authority of Communication Services), also appealed to the Court an described the event as “shameful”.
Also he said, “There is a sector of the Justice that is not prepared to confront corporations (large companies). Is colonized and responds to those interests.
“Visibly irritated, radio stations and pro-government newspaper, said: “The House ends up being the legal team of the business group Clarín”. Marcelo Fuentes, Senator of the ruling party, founded Nestor Kirchner, expressed dissatisfaction with a proposal, “to make the judicial and seek a vote of the Argentine but not govern with judgments.”