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Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 07:23 UTC

A third passage to Nisman's apartment and a locksmith who testified the service entrance was not locked

Walter said the second door was locked but without turning the key, which “was still in the lock”. He then used Nisman's mother key to fully open the door

Investigators found a footprint and a fingerprint in a third –recently discovered- access to prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s apartment, which became the latest clues in the investigation of the death of the AMIA special prosecutor late on Sunday.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 07:17 UTC

Suspicious death in Argentina by The New York Times editorial board

The government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner seems eager to establish that the death of prosecutor Nisman was suicide

The following editorial was published on Wednesday by The New York Times addressing recent events surrounding the mysterious death in Buenos Aires of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the still unsolved case of the July 1994 attack on the Argentine Jewish community center, AMIA. He had been involved in the case for ten years and investigating an alleged Iranian connection.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:52 UTC

Argentina's economy forecasted to contract 1.5% this year, says IMF

IMF argues that net importers of petroleum, such as Argentina, will benefit, while exporting nations such as Venezuela will suffer a severe economic impact.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Argentina's economy will contract by 1.3% in 2015, a figure smaller than original estimates, as the organization revised its world projections to reflect tumbling oil prices.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:49 UTC

AMIA/Nisman: a situation of unpredictable consequences, says Rosendo Fraga

“Institutional crisis” because Executive-Judiciary relations in Argentina have never been worse since the return of democracy in 1983, argues Rosendo Fraga

The death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman puts Argentina in a situation of unforeseeable outcome in which converge foreign policy, institutional functioning and local politics, according to Rosendo Fraga one of the country's most respected political analysts.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:29 UTC

Argentina's Judiciary releases Nisman's complete prosecution charges against Cristina Fernandez

The 300 pages presentation was made Wednesday a week ago by AMIA special prosecutor Nisman who had been working on the case for over ten years

Argentina's judiciary released late Tuesday the complete version of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman's charges against President Cristina Fernandez, foreign minister Hector Timerman and other close officials, accusing them of 'conspiring a cover up of Iran's' alleged involvement in the bombing of the Jewish institution in Buenos Aires back in 1994, which killed 85 and injured 300.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:18 UTC

Primary forensic test delivers no gun powder traces on Nisman's hands

Prosecutor Fein explained that with .22 caliber fire arms, “usually do not deliver positive results” for gunpowder traces in forensic analysis.

The forensic analysis on Argentina's AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s body confirmed that there were no traces of gunpowder on his hands. However, experts explained that it does not contradict suicide hypothesis.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:09 UTC

Argentine Jewish community calls for a “truth and justice” rally at AMIA

The new AMIA headquarters built on the remains of the flattened seat of the Jewish organization

Argentina's Jewish communities still shocked after learning of the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death, announced that a ceremony calling for 'truth and justice' has been scheduled for this Wednesday to demand for the “complete clarification of the circumstances” surrounding the prosecutor’s death.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Argentina confirms customs imports restrictions despite WTO ruling

Officials Costa and Español met with representatives of business chambers, confirming the upholding of commercial restrictions

The administration of president Cristina Fernandez confirmed to Argentine business leaders that customs restrictions on imports will stay in place, despite strong international pressure for barriers to be lifted.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Israel and Argentine Jewish organizations call for AMIA probe to continue

Julio Schlosser, head of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations said  “the bomb at AMIA has exploded again today”

Israel urged Argentine authorities on Monday to carry on with the work of a prosecutor who was found dead after having alleged a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015 - 05:10 UTC

Opposition demands protection of Nisman's records; protest marches in Argentine cities

“We are all shaken up, anxious for the things happening in our country,” Penal Legislation Committee chairwoman Patricia Bullrich said.

A group of Argentine opposition senators and lawmakers went ahead on Monday with an informal meeting in Congress which prosecutor Alberto Nisman was expected to address and called for the official's alleged evidence relating to the AMIA case to be protected from interference.

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