Argentina approves it's own Patriot Act

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It's for your own good.

http://wapo.st/sW3E4v
Critics concerned Argentina will use anti-terror package to attack government opponents

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina approved a tough package of new laws against terrorism and financial crimes Thursday, dismissing concerns that the government could use them to attack political opponents.

After three hours of post-midnight debate, the Senate agreed to double penalties for any crime committed with the goal of terrorizing the people or pressuring authorities to take some action. Human rights groups are concerned that the vaguely worded law will give future governments broad powers to crack down on social protests.

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Sen. Miguel Angel Pichetto, who leads the ruling party’s bloc, acknowledged that the crackdown is being done under pressure from the United States, describing it as price of entry for Argentina to continue having a voice at international economic summits.

The laws are meant to conform with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force, which was established by the G-7 countries to combat terror financing and money laundering worldwide.

But according to an investigation by The Associated Press for this year’s 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, similar laws have been widely used around the globe to curb political dissent. The AP gathered government records worldwide and found that 120,000 people were arrested and 35,000 convicted as terrorists in the past decade.

Many were put behind bars simply for waving a political sign or publishing anti-government commentary.
 

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not a single terrorist or money launderer will be caught by execution of this law. Brace yourself for mass arrests of anyone voicing a dissenting voice against this current goverment. Newspaper closings will beguin to appear , most likely first in some province far from BA.
A sad day indeed , and a shame a goverment that exposes human rights above everything else has armed itself with such a draconian law.
 

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Fabe said:
not a single terrorist or money launderer will be caught by execution of this law. Brace yourself for mass arrests of anyone voicing a dissenting voice against this current goverment. Newspaper closings will beguin to appear , most likely first in some province far from BA.
A sad day indeed , and a shame a goverment that exposes human rights above everything else has armed itself with such a draconian law.
these kinds of things are disgusting. what is even more sick is that they are coming from the US:

Sen. Miguel Angel Pichetto, who leads the ruling party’s bloc, acknowledged that the crackdown is being done under pressure from the United States, describing it as price of entry for Argentina to continue having a voice at international economic summits.
 

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redrum said:
these kinds of things are disgusting. what is even more sick is that they are coming from the US:

Sen. Miguel Angel Pichetto, who leads the ruling party’s bloc, acknowledged that the crackdown is being done under pressure from the United States, describing it as price of entry for Argentina to continue having a voice at international economic summits.
I dont buy that for a second.
First off , its a copout what that "senator" sais. Doesnt this goverment lambast the notion of doing ANYTHING the usa sais ?
I think if one reasearches it , the truth will emerge that its a lie perpetuated to cover such a draconian measure. They are passing the buck ! , loud and clear !
 
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