Argentina withdraws recognition of Singapore's honorary consul in Buenos Aires, who is under investigation

Mr Nicolas Caputo has been removed from his honorary consul-general post due to conflict of interest.
Mr Nicolas Caputo has been removed from his honorary consul-general post due to conflict of interest.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE - Singapore's honorary consul-general in Buenos Aires has been stripped of his position in Argentina, on the heels of an investigation into allegations of fraud and embezzlement of public funds.

On Wednesday (May 27), Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Mr Nicolas Caputo has been removed from his honorary consul-general post due to conflict of interest. Mr Caputo, 62, a construction businessman, was appointed honorary consul-general of Singapore in the Argentinian capital in 2017.

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