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Feb 5, 2015

Ex-Argentine spy boss wanted for questioning in prosecutor’s death

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.

Feb 5, 2015

Former Argentine spy chief summoned in case of dead prosecutor -reports

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.

Jan 28, 2015

Owner of gun that killed Argentine prosecutor emerges from hiding

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.

Jan 26, 2015

Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life

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.

Jan 20, 2015

Argentine prosecutor who accused Fernandez of Iran plot found dead

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.

Jan 16, 2015

Argentina: What the tampon rumpus says about the troubled country

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.

Dec 13, 2014

Argentina bond top-up fails, reserves still under siege

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.

Dec 12, 2014

Argentina bond top-up disappoints, pressure still on reserves

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
had received offers worth just $286 million, far below the $3
billion of Bonar24 paper offered by the government. He did not
say if the government had accepted those bids.

Dec 12, 2014

Argentina bond top-up disappoints, pressure still on reserves

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
had received offers worth just $286 million, far below the $3
billion of Bonar24 paper offered by the government. He did not
say if the government had accepted those bids.

Dec 4, 2014

Argentina says will pay local dollar bond early to curb speculation

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Argentina offered on
Thursday to pay out early on a dollar-denominated bond due in
2015 to quell market speculation that it will struggle to
service its debt next year due to low foreign reserves and
fallout from a sovereign default four months ago.

Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said holders of the local-law
Boden15 bond can take cash or swap for another
bond due in 2024, an option that would ease the financial burden
on the South American country’s strained coffers.

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      "Sarah covers economic and political news from Argentina as part of the Reuters Latin America reporting team. The focus this year is on a shift in policy ahead of key elections in late 2015 and signs of a slowdown in an economy marked by one of the world’s highest inflation rates. Sarah moved to Buenos Aires in 2014 from Berlin, where she reported on Europe’s largest economy for five years during the euro zone debt crisis. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in the London HQ in 2007 and has also done assignments in Frankfurt and Vienna. ..."
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