Argentine ex-minister arrested

ARGENTINA - The former Argentine economy minister, Domingo Cavallo, has been arrested in connection with illegal arms sales to Croatia and Ecuador in the 1990s.

Mr Cavallo was detained after being questioned in court in Buenos Aires.

Last year, the former president, Carlos Menem, spent almost six months under house arrest in connection with the same case.

La Nacion newspaper reported on its web site that the alleged offences happened when Mr Cavallo served under Mr Menem.

Mr Cavallo was being

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