Tag: Argentina

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.

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.”

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands departing flight delayed: bullets confiscated from Rio Gallegos pax

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight once a month calls in Rio Gallegos, Argentina

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight, LA992 departing from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands to Chile with a call in Argentina, was delayed for an hour and a half after a total of fourteen live rounds and 95 empty casings were found in the hold and hand luggage of several passengers.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:03 UTC

US Ambassador Mamet presents credentials and meets with Timerman

“Honored to represent the US in Argentina” said Mamet, seen here shaking hands with foreign minister Timerman

US ambassador to Argentina Noah B. Mamet held his first meeting with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday afternoon after he arrived in Buenos Aires on Friday of last week.

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.


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