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Montevideo, February 25th 2024 - 09:41 UTC
The following opinion column was written by Andres Oppenheimer, an Argentine journalist who has been living in the United States for several decades and is an expert in Latin American affairs. Read full article
I'd rather let the vile assassination of Mr. Nisman linger a while longer than let unacceptable foreign entities conduct proceedings and dictate enforceable sentences on the crime. Whatever the Argentine justice system’s shortcomings —and there are many, all of which ought to be corrected the sooner the better— the rest of the world should stay away from intervention. Many people, I included, are tired of the pretentious and hypocritical interference of aliens in the internal affairs of their countries. Just imagine if someone —perhaps Mr. Oppenheimer himself—would have suggested that the ex US President G.W. Bush be tried by the International Court of Justice for the dire consequences of the war in Iraq, where not just one but tens of thousands were slayed, or President D. Trump be tried for the murder of cunning Iranian General Q. Soleimani.
Let's be clear: The death of former prosecutor Alberto Nisman has been, from the beginning, a homicide for those who hate Kirchnerism.
Nisman's death was a boost for Mauricio Macri in the months leading to the presidential election.
Problem is, in spite of numerous interested versions such as presented above by Mr. Oppenheimer, five years have gone by, including the entire four-year-term of Macri's presidency, and no tangible evidence of outside intervention in Nisman's death has been found -- let alone a credible suspect.
That is why those who have an open attitude ask a single thing: Bring the evidence.
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