The former Argentine president faces prosecution over allegations of currency manipulations
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2011 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez waves to supporters after general elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina’s state news agency reported on Saturday, April 9, 2016 that a federal prosecutor has asked that the former president be investigated in a money laundering probe. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File),
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BUENOS AIRES – Supporters of former Argentine President Cristina Fernández have given her a hero's welcome at a Buenos Aires airport before she faces a court over her possible role in an alleged scheme to manipulate the country's currency.[caption id="attachment_12355" align="alignright" width="221"] Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández, center, arrives at the airport in El Calafate, Argentina, Monday, April 11, 2016. Photo: AP /Francisco Muñoz.[/caption]Fernández has lived away from the political scene in the southern province of Santa Cruz since she ended her term in December.Sympathizers greeted her Monday night, encouraging her with banners and chants ahead of her testimony Wednesday.Fernández is being investigated for possible involvement in a purported scheme to manipulate financial markets to keep the Argentine peso inflated, leading to a plunge in central bank reserves.A federal prosecutor also recently asked to include her in two separate investigations involving allegations of money laundering.