Saturday, June 18, 2016

the night, the nuns, the swag ... the mystery

Aside from anything else, good lead sentence:
José López
The sight of a middle-aged man throwing sacks of cash over the walls of a convent before dawn was always likely to attract attention in the quiet Buenos Aires suburb of General Rodríguez.
But what started as a neighbourhood curiosity on Tuesday morning has since grown into a nationwide political drama that threatens to tarnish the legacy of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and complicate relations between the Argentinian government and the Catholic church....
He was with the nuns – in their 80s and 90s – and surrounded by the bags he had thrown over the fence. These, and a red carry-on bag, turned out to be filled with wads of plastic-wrapped dollar bills and other valuables. In all, he had $8.9m.
Sounds like the "Lincoln's doctor's dog" potential best-seller as told in Argentina.

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