Chris Ken Simpson
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Ines Zorreguieta, 33, sister of Dutch Queen Maxima was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires. Zorreguieta had died of an alleged hanging, which a palace spokesman described as a "suspected suicide." Queen Maxima has cancelled all upcoming engagements and will be travelling to Argentina for her sisters funeral. The Zorreguieta family was both controversial and extremely well connected. Queen Maxima was a recent attendee of the Davos conference, as spotted by a reporter from The Telegraph at the 2016 meeting who described seeing, "Nat Rothschild and HM Queen Maxima of the Netherlands mingled with Marc Bolland, the outgoing chief executive of Marks & Spencer, Jamie Dimon, the chairman of JP Morgan, and Sir Mike Rake, the chairman of BT Group, to name but a few." Jorge Zorreguita, father of both Ines and Queen Maxima, was Argentina's Agricultural Minister under the regime of General Jorge Rafeal Videla, who was responsible for "large-scale human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that took place under his rule, including kidnappings or forced disappearance, widespread torture and extrajudicial murder of activists and political opponents as well as their families at secret concentration camps. An estimated 5,000-30,000 political dissidents vanished during this period." Ines Zorreguita was a psychologist who had worked as a researcher for the United Nations, and for Argentina's Ministry of Social Development, related to the National Secretariat for Children, Youth, and Family. Zorreguita's Ministry of Social Development, also ran a program with PepsiCO and FUNDES starting in 2016, which according to Pepsi's website "Together with FUNDES Latin America, PepsiCo will offer professional training and will seek to integrate women into local value chains, as employees or entrepreneurs. PepsiCo Latin America will also aim to create local public-private networks to guarantee the sustainability and growth of the program, while FUNDES Latin America will create a digital platform that will serve as a center to train women and create a link with them."