Ex-advisor of former Argentine President Mauricio Macri asks for political asylum in Uruguay

The former high-ranking official had traveled to Uruguay authorized by the Argentine justice system itself, which is investigating him in a case that seeks to determine whether he was part of an illegal organization with the aim of persecuting entrepreneurs.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Macri declares that he "does not agree" but says he "understands."

Fabián Rodríguez Simón, ex-advisor to former Argentine President Mauricio Macri, has formalized his request for political asylum in Uruguay, and therefore may not be extradited for a period of 90 days, the deadline for authorities to decide on the status of the former high-ranking official, who has been charged with illegal association.

According to Uruguayan law, every person "has the right to request and be granted refuge in order to safeguard his or her life, physical, moral and intellectual integrity . . .

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