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  • U.S. forensic pathologist: Nisman case more likely a homicide

    July 13, 2015 | 11:14 am

    A U.S. forensic pathologist believes that the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman likely was murdered.

    “The evidence argues strongly and scientifically against it being a suicide,” Cyril Wecht said in an interview aired by Argentina television’s Channel 13 on Sunday...

  • Argentine President Kirchner doesn’t understand why her Shylock comment angers Jews

    By JNi.media

    July 8, 2015 | 2:05 pm

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is in trouble over her evoking of William Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” Jewish antagonist, Shylock, in an attempt to explain Argentina’s national debt to… schoolchildren.

    Argentine Jews, needless to say, were not amused.

    ...
  • Israel signs $111 million deal to upgrade Argentinean tanks

    July 2, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Argentina’s army signed a $111 million contract with Israel to upgrade 74 tanks made in Argentina.

    The deal to upgrade the Argentinian Medium Tanks, or TAM, was signed in Buenos Aires by the Argentina’s Minister of Defense Agustin Rossi and Mishel Ben-Baruch, director of the...

  • Argentina’s charming ‘The Film Critic’ has the write stuff

    By Tom Tugend

    May 20, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    There are two main characters in the Argentine movie “The Film Critic.”

    One is Victor, the neurotic film critic of the title, who hates pretty much all contemporary movies, writes scathing reviews and loathes his work and himself.

    The other is Sofia, who races around Buenos...

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  • Iranian suspect in AMIA bombing denies involvement, cites ‘influence of ‘Zionism’

    May 19, 2015 | 10:40 am

    An Iranian suspect in the 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center denied that his country was involved and blamed Argentina for being “under the influence of Zionism.”

    The accusation against Iran made by Argentina’s Justice Department “is unfounded, false and a lie,”...

  • Argentina’s Senate approves one-time payments to AMIA bombing victims

    April 16, 2015 | 10:34 am

    Argentina’s Senate unanimously approved a bill that offers one-time compensation to the families of the 85 people killed in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center.

    Under the bill approved Wednesday without debate, the compensation will be about $170,000 for each fatality in...

  • Nazi refuge discovered in Argentine jungle, archaeologist says

    March 23, 2015 | 11:15 am

    A team of archaeologists and researchers discovered what they believe was a refuge for Nazis in an Argentine forest near the border with Paraguay.

    It is believed that the Nazis prepared the hideout in the first half of the 1940s as a place to flee should World War II not go in...

  • Alberto Nisman was a ‘scoundrel,’ Argentinian Cabinet chief tells reporters

    March 19, 2015 | 11:11 am

    Argentinian Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernandez  called the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman  a “scoundrel” and  a “wretch.”

    Nisman “embezzled  public funds” using money meant to fund the AMIA special unit in order “to go out with women” and “to pay workers who did not...

  • Report backs Nisman’s claims on Argentina-Iran conspiracy in AMIA bombing

    March 16, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Iran financed the 2007 campaign of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in exchange for impunity for Iranians in the AMIA bombing, a Brazilian magazine reported.

    According to Veja on Saturday, the deal brokered by Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, also provided...

  • Argentine investigator to review evidence suggesting Nisman was murdered

    March 6, 2015 | 8:35 am

    The justice official probing the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said she would review new findings suggesting that he was murdered.

    Prosecutor Viviana Fein announced the review in speaking to journalists on Friday about the death of Nisman, who on Jan. 18 was found...

  • Nisman’s ex-wife: Late AMIA prosecutor was murdered

    March 5, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Forensic tests on the body of an Argentine state prosecutor who died days after accusing President Cristina Fernandez of plotting to cover up Iran's alleged role in a 1994 bombing indicate that he was murdered, his ex-wife said on Thursday.

    The mysterious circumstances...

  • Argentine president’s full-page ad discredits Nisman’s complaint

    March 5, 2015 | 9:53 am

    Argentina’s president published an advertisement in eight major newspapers discrediting AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s allegations against the government.

    The advertisement published Wednesday says the complaint prepared by Nisman, who was found dead in his Buenos Aires...

  • Kirchner: AMIA and embassy bombings were ‘collateral damage’

    March 5, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Argentina’s president called the deadly attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994 and the attack on the Israeli Embassy in 1992 “collateral damages in a war in which we had never been part, nor want to be.”

    The comments by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,...

  • Israel tells Argentina that it is responsible for embassy bombing investigation

    March 4, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    Israel told Argentina’s president that her country is responsible for investigating a 1992 attack on its embassy in Buenos Aires.

    The statement from Israel’s embassy in the Argentine capital came in response to an accusation made earlier in the week by Argentina’s President...

  • Argentine judge dismisses Nisman accusations against Kirchner in AMIA case

    February 26, 2015 | 9:46 am

     A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

    Daniel Rafecas in a 62-page ruling on Thursday said the accusation against Kirchner and other government...

  • Argentine spy at center of Nisman case accused of smuggling

    February 24, 2015 | 11:47 am

    The Argentine spy at the center of a scandal over last month's death of a state prosecutor was accused on Tuesday of importing tonnes of contraband merchandise during his final years as head of the country's counterintelligence office.

    Antonio Stiuso was forced out of the SI...

  • Hundreds of thousands march in memory of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman

    February 19, 2015 | 9:35 am

    More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”

    Other marches remembering Nisman on the one-month anniversary of his death were held Wednesday throughout Argentina and in cities...

  • Argentine president, others face investigation in Nisman death

    February 13, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    Argentine Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollitica is requesting permission to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others members of the Argentine government in the cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing.

    Pollicita...

  • ‘Wild Tales’: Six crazy nights make it a foreign-language contender

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 12, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    Members of the tribe looking for an Oscar finalist full of Jewish characters will find it in an unlikely place — Argentina’s “Wild Tales.”

    The movie by director Damian Szifron is among the five surviving nominees in the foreign-language film category, culled from entries...

  • Test: No gunpowder found on Nisman’s hands

    February 11, 2015 | 10:38 am

    A sophisticated test found no gunpowder on the hands of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, whose shooting death remains unexplained.

    The release of the test results came as dozens of cities in 28 countries confirmed that they will hold rallies on Feb. 18 to mark the passing...

  • Dead prosecutor was a ‘soldier’ of ex-Argentine spy boss

    February 6, 2015 | 11:59 am

    The Argentine prosecutor found dead last month was the unwitting "soldier" of former counterintelligence chief Antonio Stiusso, who was seeking revenge for his firing, President Cristina Fernandez's chief of staff said.

    Anibal Fernandez, who is not related to the president, told...

  • Anti-Semitic posters referencing Nisman appear in Buenos Aires

    February 2, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Posters appeared in a Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires reading “A good Jew is a dead Jew. The good Jew is Nisman.”

    The posters in Villa Crespo refer to Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor heading the probe into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center who was found shot...

  • Alberto Nisman laid to rest where AMIA victims are buried

    January 30, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Alberto Nisman was buried in the same section of the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires as the victims in the 1994 AMIA bombing that he was investigating before he was found shot dead.

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    On Thursday morning, a police escort led the funeral...

  • Reporter who broke Nisman story in Israel insists Argentine gov’t pursued him

    January 27, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    Damian Pachter, the Argentine-Israeli journalist who was the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he feels safe now that he has arrived in Israel.

    Pachter, a writer for the Buenos Aires Herald, said he felt “pursued by the Argentine government” and that...

  • Argentinian journalist flees to Israel, fearing for life

    January 26, 2015 | 8:57 am

    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...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 1:39 pm

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    January 23, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Nisman mystery: Who killed AMIA prosecutor?

    January 22, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

    Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in Buenos...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

    January 22, 2015 | 9:07 am

    The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

    Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85...

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