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7 years in prison for Argentine ex-leader Menem

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s, but he won't be going to jail soon. An Argentine court also banned Menem, now a senator, from holding elective office for 14 years, and asked the Senate to vote to remove the...

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