BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations against President Cristina Fernandez that she tried to cover up Iran’s purported involvement in a deadly bombing of a Jewish center in 1994.
The judge ruled he would “discontinue” the case, which was first brought by state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in January the day before he was to appear in Congress to discuss his criminal complaint.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine public prosecutors have always needed steely nerves to investigate high ranking officials, business tycoons and criminals: threats to kidnap their children, blackmail and attempts to impeach them come with the turf.
But even to the most hardened, the mysterious death last month of prosecutor Alberto Nisman the night before he was to testify about his allegations that President Cristina Fernandez tried to derail his probe into a bombing attack came as a shock.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine prosecutor’s mysterious death days after he made criminal charges against President Cristina Fernandez is part of an attempt to unseat her and bring neoliberals back to power, a senior government official said on Monday.
The comments by Gustavo Lopez, an undersecretary in the presidency, follow the death of Alberto Nisman on Jan. 18 after he accused the president of derailing his investigation into a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine investigators want to grill a former spy chief over the death of a state prosecutor who alleged the country’s president tried to thwart his investigation into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
Oscar Parrilli, head of the Intelligence Secretariat, known as SI, said ex-counterintelligence boss Antonio Stiusso would be allowed to divulge agency secrets so investigators could question him fully about events leading up to Alberto Nisman’s death.
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Argentine investigators
summoned a former spy chief for questioning over the death of a
state prosecutor who alleged the country’s president had tried
to cover up his investigation into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish
center, Argentine media reported.
Alberto Nisman was found dead in his flat on Jan. 18, a day
before he was due to testify about his claim that President
Cristina Fernandez tried to whitewash his findings that Iran was
behind the attack in order to win economic favours from Tehran.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The man who lent an Argentine prosecutor the gun that killed him the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president emerged from hiding on Wednesday, saying the investigator feared for his family’s life.
The prosecutor’s employee, Diego Lagomarsino, is the only person to be charged with any offence so far in the case of Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the 1994 bombing of Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Argentina’s cabinet chief
on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country
after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of
a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life
under the current government.
On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the first to report that
prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the deadly 1994
bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, had been
found dead in his apartment from a gunshot wound to the head.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – A prosecutor who accused Argentina’s president of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, the government said on Monday.
The body of Alberto Nisman, who for a decade investigated the blast at the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish community centre that killed 85 people, was discovered on Sunday night.
BUENOS AIRES, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Argentines have been
complaining for a while now about the country’s product
shortages. And, until recently, the government has managed to
brush aside such protests, which have centered around
Argentina’s import restrictions.
Well until, that is, the country’s 20.6 million women
couldn’t find their favorite tampons earlier this month – during
the height of summer.
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Argentina’s first
dollar-denominated bond issue since it defaulted on its debt in
July has flopped, dealing a blow to government efforts to shore
up its low foreign reserves.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said on Friday that Argentina
received offers worth just $286 million, far below the $3
billion of Bonar24 paper offered by the government. The economy
ministry later said all bids were accepted.