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Mar 3, 2015

Argentina says creditors filed $7-8 bln more claims in debt battle

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s economy minister said
on Tuesday “me-too” investors who want compensation for debt
owed since the country’s 2002 default have lodged claims for
between $7 billion and $8 billion in the hope of gaining from
its legal battle with other holdouts.

A U.S. judge ordered Argentina in 2012 to pay a group of
hedge funds that did not participate in its 2005 and 2010 debt
restructuring, including Elliott Management Corp’s NML Capital
Ltd and Aurelius Capital Management, $1.33 billion plus
interest.

Feb 26, 2015

Argentine judge throws out cover-up allegation against president

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.

Feb 13, 2015

Intimidation, meddlers stalk Argentine state prosecutors

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.

Feb 10, 2015

Argentine prosecutor’s death part of coup d’etat attempt: government official

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.

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.

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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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