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Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Argentine Jewish associations criticize Cristina Fernandez' speech as 'intentionally confusing'

Knoblovits said the president failed to say the whole truth and described the speech as “very sad”

The Secretary General of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations, Jorge Knoblovits, voiced his criticism against Monday's speech by Argentine president Cristina Fernández and reiterated DAIA’s call to abrogate the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran in 2013.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Nisman will be buried Thursday at the Buenos Aires Israeli cemetery

The body of Nisman will be delivered to the family on Wednesday. His burial in the La Tablada Israeli cemetery is scheduled for Thursday morning

Viviana Fein, the prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman, will order the delivery of his body to the family, since Nisman's ex wife, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, said that there was no need for a new autopsy in the investigation, the Prosecution said on Tuesday on a press release.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 04:17 UTC

Nisman's death: Cristina Fernandez blames intelligence services and claims it's a plot to discredit her administration

Cristina Fernandez announced that the intelligence reform bill would also transfer responsibility for wiretaps to the Attorney-General's Office.

In an hour's long speech Monday evening in national television Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez announced a plan to dissolve the country’s top intelligence agency and replace it with a new body that will battle international threats from terrorism, drug and human trafficking, and cyber crimes.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Iran denies any 'parallel diplomacy' between Teheran and Argentina

Kheirmand also rejected Nisman’s claims that the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding  was part of a deal to trade grains for Iranian oil.

Iran’s charge d'affairs in Buenos Aires Ahmad Reza Kheirmand denied the existence of the “parallel diplomacy” denounced by deceased AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman who accused the Kirchnerite administration of plotting to cover up the 1994 attack on the Jewish community centre.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 08:24 UTC

Journalist who first reported Nisman's death fearing for his life arrives in Israel

“Safe in Tel Aviv. Thank you everybody. We'll talk soon,” Pachter wrote via his personal Twitter account on Sunday.

Journalist for the Buenos Aires Herald.com Damian Pachter, who left Argentina on Saturday morning after claiming he feared for his life, has confirmed that he has arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel after flying from Buenos Aires.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Full support for Argentina's Malvinas claim pledges new Uruguay government

“We will always be next to our Argentine brothers to ensure that someday they can achieve the diplomatic and political circumstances so that justice is made”

Uruguay's next ambassador to Argentina Hector Lescano said that bilateral relations have always been 'cordial', even in difficult times, and there is no doubt that when president-elect Tabare Vazquez takes office, Uruguay's full support to Argentina's claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will be maintained.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Argentine Jewish community wants a 'Day of national mourning', for the burial of Nisman

“We want the burial of prosecutor Nisman, as soon as his body is returned, to be declared a day of national mourning” DAIA's Schlosser stated

The head of Argentina's DAIA Jewish community organization Julio Schlosser has urged for the day of Alberto Nisman's burial to be an official “day of national mourning”, in tribute to the late prosecutor who was found dead this week.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 06:26 UTC

US government and Congress call for a “complete and impartial” investigation into the death of Nisman

”Judicial authorities are investigating his death and we call for a complete and impartial investigation,” US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said

The US government has called for a “complete and impartial” investigation on the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had accused President Cristina Fernandez of covering up the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community centre.

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Argentina's CARI ranked as the highest Spanish language think-tank globally

In the overall listing CARI and CIPPEC from Argentina took the third spot within the Latin American subset of rankings.

Two of the world’s leading 40 think-tanks are from Latin America, with the top spot in the region going to Brazil’s Fundação Getúlio Vargas. However Argentina's Council for International Relations, CARI, was ranked as the highest Spanish language think-tank on a global scale according to a report from the University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Nisman's death not suicide but a plot against her government, alleges Cristina Fernandez

On her Web site, Fernandez said Alberto Nisman had been provided with false information that led him to seek to indict her

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday morning took to social media once again to express her thoughts on the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman making reference to “the suicide which -I am sure- was not a suicide.”

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