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  • 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...

  • Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

    February 19, 2015 | 10:01 am

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.

    The protest, one of the biggest during President...

  • 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...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez mocks how the Chinese speak ... during tour of China

    February 4, 2015 | 4:56 pm

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, on a tour of China to strengthen ties as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession, appeared to commit a diplomatic blunder on Wednesday by poking fun at how the Chinese speak.

    While Fernandez's remark on Twitter that the Chinese...

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  • Judges decline to take on charges against Argentina’s president

    February 3, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Two judges on Monday declined to handle the allegations brought by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman against Argentina's president, charging her with seeking to derail his investigation of the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

    Just days after Nisman brought 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...

  • 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...

  • Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

    January 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of trying to derail the investigation into a 1994 bombing, and who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, was misled to believe there was a conspiracy to whitewash the crime, the government said on Wednesday.

    State prosecutor...

  • Questions mount over death of Argentine prosecutor

    January 20, 2015 | 5:53 pm

    The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor just days after he accused the president of directing a cover-up in the bombing of a Jewish community center two decades earlier has jolted the country with accusations of foul play coming from all sides.

    The body of Alberto Nisman,...

  • Argentine prosecutor says Fernandez tried to whitewash 1994 bombing

    January 14, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor accused President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday of trying to orchestrate a cover up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    State prosecutor Alberto Nisman, investigating the blast that...

  • Argentina’s president tweets: U.S. must include AMIA bombing in Iran talks

    October 1, 2013 | 10:07 am

    Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez on Twitter called on the United States to include the issue of the 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center bombing in any bilateral talks with Iran.

    In 31 tweets posted Monday night from the president’s official Twitter account, Fernandez...

  • U.S. senators Kirk and Gillibrand decry Argentina-Iran commission

    March 13, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Two U.S. senators asked the president of Argentina to end her country’s agreement with Iran to establish a “truth commission” on the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center.

    Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Monday to...

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