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Nisman's successor calls prosecutor who dismissed the case “a grave digger”

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 06:25 UTC
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Argentine prosecutor German Moldes has blasted the decision of colleague Javier de Luca to dismiss in the Court of Cassation (Appeals) the cover-up accusation filed by late AMIA lead investigator Alberto Nisman, accusing the official of trying to bury the investigation against President Cristina Fernandez. Read full article


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  • Troy Tempest



    The Ministry of Truth
    and “Legitimate Justices”

    ““Legitimate Justice has one goal: securing impunity for officials accused of corruption”

    “I was 100 percent sure this would happen, I had no doubt. You did not have to do more than look at how this group which wrongly carries the name Legitimate Justices conducts itself.”

    Apr 22nd, 2015 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Is anybody surprised? Like Snr Moldes I expected the cover-up/whitewash to continue. And the problem with argie 'justice' is ....? Here's an example. Horrible Hector 'Bat Ears' Timarse has actually filed a case AGAINST Moldes for losing his 'objectivity'. My knowledge and recollection of law enforcement is that one views evidence 'objectively' and then, when one is convinced, one goes ahead with the prosecution. Alberto Nisman was a PROSECUTOR. German Moldes is a PROSECUTOR. They were and are convinced. And now a paid-for Kirchnerist judge was supposed to direct a full investigation. What are Kirchner and Timprat the Pimple afraid of? They have plenty to hide. All their actions make it obvious. Kirchner with her twitting. Doesn't Tim 'The Pimple' Bat Ears have a Twit account?

    Apr 22nd, 2015 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    “Truth, justice and the Argentine way....”

    My apologies to Superman

    Apr 22nd, 2015 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I smell another 'suicide' coming along very shortly.

    I really, really, hope it will be coming to TMBOA just before she leaves office.

    Apr 22nd, 2015 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    @3 You still think Bachelet can defend the Peso with her econ plan in the toilet and Paulmann being downgraded?

    Apr 22nd, 2015 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    So prosecutor Germán Moldes is unhappy after colleague Javier De Luca disagreed with his position and dismissed the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman's denunciation of government cover-up in favour of Iran.
    Big deal.
    Moldes, as well as his colleague Gerardo Pollicita before, wanted to keep Nisman's denunciation alive no matter what. Pollicita insisted that, even if there was no crime, there could be intention to commit a crime. (A debatable concept).
    However, De Luca dissected point by point and ended up dismissing Nisman's denunciation.
    “It's not possible to launch an investigation to prove the denounced facts, because those facts are no crimes,” he noted in a 26-page document.
    De Luca's decision is the same adopted by federal judge Daniel Rafecas and with the Room 1 of Federal Chamber of the City of Buenos Aires.
    De Luca's document is available online:

    Apr 23rd, 2015 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    6 Enrique

    Do you have a link for Nisman's document, the one that was supposedly evaluated??

    Apr 23rd, 2015 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro


    Of course not, Troy. One might just as well ask to see the camera footage from Nisman's building the night he was killed. ;)

    Apr 23rd, 2015 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #5 313toBioBio

    Thankfully our Banco Central is independent and prepared to defend our Peso intelligently, but I would not be surprised the Dollar floating up to the 800 range if Brazil and Argentina become more unstable. The major worry is the UF.

    Apr 23rd, 2015 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    @Who's worried about the UF? Those indebted to it? The same goes for many business worldwide somehow caught off guard by the strengthening dollar.

    The signs from Brazil and Argentina were ignored out of ignorance and corruption in Chile for a long time. Policy makers in these countries have to deal with commodity cycles and things can be handled responsible like in Canada or Ausralia, where institutions stay intact...or they can go the way of Argentina in 2001 or today. Collapse of the state and chaos. There's not much middle ground. I'll ask you what has Chile signed up for? The statement...“I won't step down, but I also will never seek any public office again”...says it all. That's called a F(”!k you until I'm thrown out and the next 3 years if fulfilled will be just as cynical as Peñailillo's attitude. I don't say these things to worry. This is enormous profit. Cristine Lagarde says this is a chance for emerging markets to show how good their policies were. You and I both know that Brazil and Argentina's regimes focus was taking advantage while they could and stealing everything they could. Where we have a strong disagreement is seeing the Chilean right as any salvation for a middle class or source of any truth...this article I'm sending should have been written in 2012.

    Just yesterday, tourists were interviewed by the news in Puerto Varas. Their spanish wasn' the same and they asked..what country are you from? Israel they replied. People aren't asking the right questions. Why there is this enormous Israeli presence in Cristina's cabinet, the patagonia, in Dilma Rousseff's family. The Chilean right with its hinzpeter won't answer his question. Who originally owned Bariloche and Puerto Varas? Germans. Who's moving in now and why? Are Chilean banks and the middle class something dissolving in this crisis? I think so.

    Apr 23rd, 2015 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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