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Argentina's ex-president Menem sentenced to 7 years

Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem, shown in a file picture, was sentenced to seven years in prison for organizing contraband arms shipments to Croatia and Ecuador during his tenureArgentine ex-president Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison for organizing contraband arms shipments to Croatia and Ecuador during his tenure. Menem, 82, who currently serves as a senator, is due to begin serving his sentence immediately, the president of the tribunal declared as he read out the ruling in court.