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Former Argentine President and current Vice President-elect Cristina Fernandez appeared in a Buenos Aires court on Monday and said she was a victim of persecution at the hands of outgoing President Mauricio Macri.

The 66-year-old Fernandez, who served as Argentina's president from 2007 to 2015, said the the corruption trial, which centers on the alleged improper handling of funds for a public works project in the southern province of Santa Cruz that benefited companies controlled by Lazaro Baez, was a "master class" in judicial persecution.