Tag: Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez
Friday, January 30th 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Argentine officials try to discredit prosecutor Fein and engineer Lagomarsino

“There is no contradiction between the president and the prosecutor (Fein),” Capitanich stated in his daily press briefing at the government house

Argentine cabinet members diligently applied on Thursday President Cristina Fernandez strategy to disqualify facts and events surrounding the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman which has turned out to be a formidable blow to her administration's credibility.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 09:40 UTC

Nisman feared for his life, mistrusted his security and asked for the gun

When Nisman asked Lagomarsino for a gun “that caught me off guard, I did not understand it, it is not every day that your boss asks you for a gun”

A computer technician in the Buenos Aires prosecutor’s office who has been charged for lending a pistol to Alberto Nisman said the slain prosecutor asked him for the gun since he feared for his life and could no longer trust the team in charge of his security.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

Only family and friends at AMIA prosecutor Nisman's wake

The funeral procession will leave Thursday 09.00 in the morning, and on arrival at the cemetery there will be a religious ceremony by rabbi Marcelo Polakoff. (Pic DYN)

A wake for Argentina's AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was held Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony with his family and friends. His body will be buried Thursday at the Tablada Israeli Cemetery, the Jewish News Agency (AJN) reported.

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.

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.

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.”

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.


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