President-elect of the United States of America
735 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Dear President-Elect Trump,
My name is Claudio Kussman and I am a 71 year-old former Commissioner of Police of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina – where I currently live. I am writing to you because I believe you are my only hope.
Last May, I watched an interview with you on CNBC where you basically said that if the United States were not careful and did not make the right choices for the Supreme Court, that it could end up becoming like Argentina. Obviously, this reference shows what all Argentinians already know – that no ordinary citizen wants an oppressive government. Unfortunately for me and my family, this oppression is all too real and personal.
I’ve been an illegal prisoner in Argentina since November 28, 2014, falsely accused for and wrongly named in crimes against humanity. Of course, you would expect me to say that I was falsely accused, after all, most accused people claim their innocence. But in Argentina, being falsely accused is the small part of the problem. The much bigger problem is that in Argentina, being accused and being convicted produces the exact same result: You go to jail – and you stay there until you rot or die. But what about a trial you may ask – the answer is, there is no trial, only jail. Imagine living in a country where a person only has to be accused of a crime and you are imaging living in Argentina.
Besides myself, there are more than 2,000 other men in the same situation and all of these men are from either the military, special security forces or police departments. There were originally more men, but 384 have already died in prison (43 of which died since President Mauricio Macri has taken office). Many men are incarcerated for having fought Marxist-terrorist groups in the 60‘s and the 70’s, organizations like ERP, Montoneros and others that plagued Argentina and Latin America with violence. Others, are in jail simply because they were members of the Argentine forces during those years, even if they didn’t have any participation in the war against terror. All of these men (Including myself) have all had “trials” that are reminiscent of Roman Circus and that do not ever end. In each case the Argentinian Constitution has been ignored, false testimonies have been provided and a total lack of evidence means absolutely nothing.
Everything I have told you about has happened for one reason and one reason only – corruption that is all about making money. You see, accusers are entitled to $250,000 if the person accused is arrested. That is all it takes. And where does that money go? To corrupt members of the government and it all started at the top: Both former Presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernández Kirchner (The Kirchner regime 2003-2015) named judges and prosecutors who would carry out a plan to condemn political and illegally arrested prisoners without evidence – all in the name of enriching themselves and their political supporters. A very convenient situation for them and a real tragedy for myself, the 2,000 other “un-tried” individuals and our families.
So why President-Elect Trump am I writing to you? Well, it’s very simple: You are a man who has a strong sense of what is right and wrong and you are about to become the most powerful man to ever hold the most powerful job in the world. Only President Trump can cross all boundaries and make things happen in many places around the world and Argentina needs you President-Elect Trump to tell our current president (Macri) that he better make some changes because you and the United States will not tolerate these human rights violations. When Mr. Macri was running for office, he specifically promised to put this complex situation in order so that everyone would get a fair trial (which is all any of us has ever wanted). But, absolutely nothing has changed since the Kirchner quasi-totalitarian administration left office. Injustices, improper medical attention and deaths of senior citizens in prison, continue with no hope of a fair trial – or really, any trial at all! We are all kept as prisoners without ever being convicted…until we die.
Of course, Argentina and its current President will lie to you and put on a great show like they did when President Barack Obama visited on March 24, 2016. Mr. Obama was led by Argentina’s President Macri to honor victims of terrorism — even though some of the people being honored included: ferocious terrorists who fought against democracy; people who attacked Police Precincts and Military Posts; people who robbed banks as well as those who were accidently killed by their own bombs or executed by members of their own terrorist groups.
I had the opportunity to work with the DEA in the 1990s. I was awarded a scholarship by Terence A. Todman, then the U.S. ambassador in Argentina, and I visited several states and U.S. Security Institutions meeting good men and great public servants as well as efficient governmental departments. I had experienced the American style of life, before and after my work-related visit as a tourist. My experiences in the US convinced me to encourage my son Fabian to create a life for himself and his daughter in the United States. Today they both live in Florida and my granddaughter, Florencia has a degree in Veterinarian Studies from the University of Florida. The choice that my son made to create his life in Florida has given my wife and I a piece of mind. However, that is the only piece of mind we have because we both still live in Argentina, a country that does not have any respect for the law or Human Rights.
President-Elect Trump – I hope this letter makes it to you personally and that you decide to make a “politically incorrect” call to our president to let him know that these types of human rights violations will not be tolerated by you or the United States. You have the power to make a difference — I hope you decide to do so. If you would like to learn more about this situation, I invite you to visit www.PrisioneroEnArgentina.com. This website is an online newspaper my son created on February 8, 2015 to data, material evidence, and documentation of the illegalities mentioned in this letter. These criminal acts are hidden by the mass media, the Catholic Church, and the Argentine authorities.
Claudio A. Kussman
Comisario Mayor (R)
Policía de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
December 8, 2016
Political Prisoners, dying in Argentine’s Federal Facilities.
Diciembre 8, 2016
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