MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, February 5th 2023 - 21:00 UTC



Judges decline to handle Nisman's allegations against Cristina Fernandez

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 06:22 UTC
Full article 33 comments

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. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Skip

    They both checked their diaries and found they didn't have time to schedule their own suicides.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    amazing how just one “suicide” can sway people's resolve...

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 06:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Two very sensible Judges.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    It amazes me that any article about the Falklands always attracts about 100 posts , with both sides trotting out the same arguments over and over again , yet an article demonstrating Argentina's slide back into a terror state hardly rates 3 comments .

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @4 I guess those Islanders are really bored then, sitting on that windswept rock.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Usurping pirate, I am not sure that is the case; many of us feel for Sr Nisman's family. This is a sickening episode, but a timely reminder of Argentina's dark side and the mistrust many have of the country and its various regimes - miiltary through civilian. That judges (respectful?) decline to beceome involved says one of two things (a) they too are fearful of their own lives, or (b) they are already in the pockets of CKs facist regime. Which is it?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 falklandlad

    It's simple: they are true argies and therefore abject cowards AND they are in the pocket of TMBOA.

    The two things are not mutually exclusive.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    If only CELAC, etc, would recognize CFK's legitimate right to rub out anyone that stands up to her...then she would not have to rely on them killing themselves.

    At least these 2 had the good grace to just keep their heads down: Everything goes so much smoother when people just do as they are told.

    Taken to it's natural conclusion, CFK could save Argentina an absolute fortune by doing away with elections. What a heroine she is!

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Looks like CHK is getting what she wants, as per usual... A cowed judiciary to scared to take her on.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Is there some hidden clause on defaulted Arg bonds which will enable Judge Griesa to take the Iran-Argentina memorandum case that Nisman denounced??

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Demantoid Garnet

    The last paragraph of this news story is perfect... “Fernandez has called the prosecutor's accusations absurd. Her government says his allegations and his death were linked to a power struggle at Argentina's intelligence agency and agents who had recently been fired. The government says they deliberately misled Nisman and may have had a hand in writing parts of his 350-page complaint.”

    OK, it definitely sounds like the president has GREAT CONFIDENCE and certainty in her version of what the situation is...

    Let's go back in time, just a little bit.

    At first she said Nisman's death was a suicide.

    Then, it MAY have been murder.

    Then, it was some person or group plotting against her.

    Then it WAS murder.

    Now, she accuses one of the country's security / intelligence services as being guilty.

    If she has so much insight, and detail... let's see it.

    I suppose the world will have to trust whatever “independent investigative group or judge” figures this out. Sure...

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Z-ville


    But the two are related of course. As long as Argentina is a corrupt, crime-ridden, poverty-stricken country always on the brink of another Junta, the Falklands will never become Argentine. The Islanders obviously will not give up their prosperity and freedom, and the UK will never allow its citizens to suffer that fate.

    The day that Argentina can present a prosperous, vibrant, functioning economy free from corruption and crime it will be different. I am not going to predict when that will happen. That is up to the Argentines. But I'm sure others will jump in with their own astronomic predictions.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Here's how accusations against the government will be treated.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @13 And the Argentines allow them to stay in power. They can hardly complain about their lot.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    And here's Prosecutor Fein confirming the Clarin story. ;)

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    What a shite country Argentina has become, everyone afraid of their own shadow. As they say “ reap what you sow ” it is good enough for the electorate. I am glad I don't live there anymore. Cowardy bastards all the judiciary. Hand picked by Crissie. This is what becomes of a country without MORAL ETHICS. I can't believe that you can call someone a criminal and not get sued for LIBEL OR SLANDER. No wonder it is a shithole.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    And now the government doubles down...

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I've said for years that its very dangerous to go after the Ks, whether you are a prosecutor or a journalist.
    They are thugs with the power of the state behind them
    Like Chavez
    Tik Toc

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17. The stupidity of 'annie'. An investigator makes a mistake and admits it. Once. Let's compare that to 'annie', gollum, putrid jelly, kicked off and other criminals.

    @18. And so we here serve a useful purpose. We can't be touched. We can't be frightened. We can protect ourselves. We may be able to leave argie corpses on our front lawns. We can leave enough information to ensure that our countries can avenge us.
    And all the argies have are stupid little plonkers without the intelligence of amoebae. If I go outside my house I may be able to squish millions. Think on, argies.

    Sorry, thinking is beyond you, isn't it?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    looks like its just another day in

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Never a dull moment, looks like they are getting rid of Fein.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    One has to wonder what will happen to Argentina once CFK goes walkies

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    A Truth Commission is coming.

    And there will be volumes to investigate, including murder.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Nobody represents Cabeza Dura's thinking and way of being as good as Baby Etchecopar.

    ”Los Argentinos Somos Cagones (Fascismo-Odio-Visitas)”

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • alsy

    @ 23 I don't see any grounds for optimism there, Bothino, but I guess South Africans once held such impossible-sounding dreams, too.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dsullivanboston

    “Venezuela begins occupation of private supermarket chain”

    Did you see this one Yankee Boy?

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy



    Bolivarian Revolution indeed.
    Stupid Marxists
    Watching Venezuela and Argentina fail is glorious.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    27 YB

    Scroll down on that Bloomberg report
    - CFK mocks Chinese accent in her tweets before meeting in China
    - Nisman had drafted arrest warrant for CFK, and 84% of Arg. public think her image is adversely affected.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ 11 Demantoid Garnet
    Quality post. Thank you.

    @27 yankeeboy
    “Bolivarian Revolution indeed.
    Stupid Marxists
    Watching Venezuela [and Argentina] fail is glorious.”

    Agreed, but intensely worrying for those that have extended family there, and, for a variety of reasons, can not leave.
    Let's hope it is over sooner than later.
    There are no medicines/sterile kits etc left in the hospitals. Many lives are at risk. But the Army got a 47% Pay Rise last year...

    And no, we have never voted for these scum.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I have no personal connections to anyone in Venezuela but they've let these scum into office, kept them there for a long time so they get exactly what they deserve. I have no sympathy for freeloaders or stupid people.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen



    The last election was rigged, and no recount was permitted.
    Prior to that the State took control of all TV Media and blasted propoganda 24/7. It still does.
    There has been a deliberate process of making the people dependent on State handouts for many years.
    The general populace is not anywhere near as well educated/aware as say, the USA.
    They are kept deliberately ignorant, and propoganda is integral to all schools.
    Opposition politicians at all levels have been falsely accused and imprisoned, whether they are congress(wo)men or State Governors or local Mayors. The massive majority are still awaiting trial. The Judiciciary has been decimated by the State with unqualified honchos parachuted in.
    Maduro has been ruling by decree since December 2013.
    Congress is a uni-cameral chamber ruled over by Dio Cabello.
    There are 50.000 Cuban advisors in Vnzla. Fights have boken out in military barracks over flying the Cuban flag alongside the Vnzla flag.
    Scarcity for 'normal' goods is so bad the gov has made overnight queues illegal.
    Photography of queues and (the empty) supermarket shelves is banned.

    This is dictatorship by stealth.

    No-one voted for this.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @31 But you DID vote for this when you voted Chavez. And the tragic part is that you didn't even know what you were voting for. After all, Chavez was such a reasonable guy in 1998 when he was first elected!

    This is why we must be very careful... you can vote for Jesus, and get Stalin. And EVERYONE in who gets this far in politics around here is Stalin.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 05:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I didn't vote for Chavez, nor did any of my family (as far as I know ).

    Please don't make assumptions about me.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!