Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and current vice president, was sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding political office on Tuesday.
The ruling comes after a federal court found her guilty of corruption in a case dating back to when she was president. Prosecutors allege that Kirchner and her associates embezzled nearly $1 billion from fake contracts and bogus construction of 51 public works projects.
Kirchner denies any wrongdoing and plans to appeal the verdict.
Argentina is a South American country known for its diverse landscape, which includes the Andes mountains, the Pampas grasslands, and the Iguazú Falls.
The country has a rich history and culture, and is known for its tango music and dance, as well as its soccer team, which has won the World Cup twice.
Despite its natural beauty and cultural richness, Argentina has faced economic challenges in recent years, including high inflation and a struggling economy.
The verdict against Kirchner is likely to further polarize the Argentine political landscape.