Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner charged with corruption

Leftist Argentine President Cristina Kirchner is the latest former leader in South America to be charged with corruption.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner leaves her home to go to court in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina's former president Cristina Kirchner has been charged with corruption.

She is accused of allowing her government to give public contracts to a businessman with links to her family. 

The judge presiding the case also ordered a freeze on her assets valued at around $630 million.

Kirchner has denied any wrongdoing and accused the current President, Mauricio Macri, of plotting against her.

TRT World's Monica Yanakiew reports from Buenos Aires.