Former Argentina President Joins FIU Center While Under Federal Investigation

FIU’s Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom Staff with Mark B. Rosenberg, and Student Government Association President Alexander Rubido . Photo originally from Mauricio Macri’s Instagram.

Diego Diaz / Asst. News Director

Mauricio Macri, former president of Argentina, recently joined the staff of FIU’s Adam Smith Center for Economic Freedom, amidst a federal investigation for alleged illegal spying.

“It is an honor to be able to join the Adam Smith Center to teach and be a mentor for future leaders,” stated Macri in an instagram post on Oct. 6 announcing his new employment.

Macri’s 2015 to 2019 presidency is at the center of the Argentinian federal investigation

The former head of state has been accused of involvement with the illegal spying of family relatives of the Armada de la República (Argentine Navy) San Juan Submarine crew. 

The submarine had gone missing while returning to its base in Mar de Plata. The submarine was found a year later. However, the government announced it would not recover the submarine, due to their lack of technological capabilities.

The relatives led protests in response to the government’s response.    

Macri missed the hearing’s first day due to the FIU announcement and recent U.S. book tour

“Honestly, I don’t where to laugh at the thought of Macri teaching a class, or cry because of his mockery of the justice system,” tweeted Cristina Kirchner, vice president of Argentina. 

Macri will join as an instructor, leading non-elective classes centered around the positive impact of free-market economics, according to the post.

He is also the second former head of state to join the center’s faculty, following the hire of former president of Ecuador Lenín Moreno.

PantherNOW will update this, as the case is still under investigation.

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