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Old 19.01.2015, 15:41
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odd things happening in Argentina

Must be the CIA again.

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is investigating the 1994 car-bomb attack on the AMIA Jewish community center.
The Argentine prosecutor who last week accused President Cristina Fernández of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found dead in his bathroom on Sunday night, the day before he was due to testify in Congress.
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Must be the CIA again.

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, was investigating the 1994 car-bomb attack on the AMIA Jewish community center.
The Argentine prosecutor who last week accused President Cristina Fernández of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found dead in his bathroom on Sunday night, the day before he was due to testify in Congress.
Argentina President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, may face formal charges weeks after mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had prepared criminal complaint.

The accusations against Fernández, brought by prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita, on Friday, are the latest developments in the political earthquake set off by the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Pollicita acted on the 289-page criminal complaint against the president that Nisman made public on 14 January, four days before he was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Buenos Aires apartment.
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Old 02.03.2016, 03:39
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Must be the CIA again.

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who is investigating the 1994 car-bomb attack on the AMIA Jewish community center.
The Argentine prosecutor who last week accused President Cristina Fernández of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found dead in his bathroom on Sunday night, the day before he was due to testify in Congress.
Argentine judge finally decided today that Alberto Nisman was murdered so the crime will now be investigated
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Re: odd things happening in Argentina

The crime will be investigated under the new government and will be clarified. Odd things not only happen in Argentina but in other countries as well...
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Old 02.03.2016, 11:23
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Argentine judge finally decided today that Alberto Nisman was murdered so the crime will now be investigated
Why the "sick"?

Seems more like the system in Argentina is working well, one government force making sure another one can't do just as they want. That's far from a given for a country that was a dictatorship 25 years ago, 15 years if you include Pinochet's position as a senator as that must have left him with lots of power still.
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Old 02.03.2016, 11:31
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Why the "sick"?

Seems more like the system in Argentina is working well, one government force making sure another one can't do just as they want. That's far from a given for a country that was a dictatorship 25 years ago, 15 years if you include Pinochet's position as a senator as that must have left him with lots of power still.
Are you sure Pinochet was a senator in Argentina?
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Yes, very soon(immediately?) after he didn't get elected (in 1990 or so) until the late nineties. That kept him safe from prosecution, at least nationally.

I think he was Senator when he got arrested in the UK so he still enjoyed immunity as member of a national government, but don't hang me up on that.
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Old 02.03.2016, 11:53
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Yes, very soon(immediately?) after he didn't get elected (in 1990 or so) until the late nineties. That kept him safe from prosecution, at least nationally.

I think he was Senator when he got arrested in the UK so he still enjoyed immunity as member of a national government, but don't hang me up on that.
why would the Argentines appoint a Chilean ex-dictator as senator?
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Old 02.03.2016, 12:35
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Why the "sick"?

Seems more like the system in Argentina is working well, one government force making sure another one can't do just as they want. That's far from a given for a country that was a dictatorship 25 years ago, 15 years if you include Pinochet's position as a senator as that must have left him with lots of power still.
"Why the "sick"? " Sick that such things happen; I mean the murder of a senior prosecutor presumably to hamper the investigation he was leading.
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why would the Argentines appoint a Chilean ex-dictator as senator?
Lol, now i get it. Yes I mixed the two, my apologies.
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"Why the "sick"? " Sick that such things happen; I mean the murder of a senior prosecutor presumably to hamper the investigation he was leading.
I agree. However they're impossible to completely prevent and can happen everywhere, even though chances thereof differ from country to country. Look up the Barschel Affäre for instance, or Giovanni Falcone in Italy.

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Re: odd things happening in Argentina

Yeah. but in some countries does it not take over a year and a change in government to investigate an obviously politically motivated murder. And there wont be much to find out that long after the fact...
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Old 03.03.2016, 15:40
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Re: odd things happening in Argentina

The murder happened early this year, six weeks ago.

What you present as fact is yet to be proven.
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Old 03.03.2016, 15:49
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The murder happened early this year, six weeks ago.

What you present as fact is yet to be proven.
It was a year ago, look at my first post. The victim was in a locked room in building full of bodyguards.
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Old 03.03.2016, 15:57
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What you present as fact is yet to be proven.
Absolutely, but if you only start to research a case a year after it happened is it much easier for the people to forget details... right? And very honestly: it's pretty obviously a hit, the only question open is who did it, who ordered it and who knew about it... given the circumstances is it also quite obvious who "possibly" could have a motive...
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Re: odd things happening in Argentina

News from Tuesday
"The sight of a middle-aged man throwing sacks of cash over the walls of a convent before dawn was always likely to attract attention in the quiet Buenos Aires suburb of General Rodríguez.

A neighbour of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima convent was alarmed to see a stranger tossing black plastic sacks into the grounds, and then clambering over the fence after them.

Fearing for the safety of the three elderly nuns inside, the neighbour called the emergency services. When police arrived at 4am, they found that the man was José López – the former public works secretary, a junior ministerial position, in the Fernández administration.

He was with the nuns – in their 80s and 90s – and surrounded by the bags he had thrown over the fence. These, and a red carry-on bag, turned out to be filled with wads of plastic-wrapped dollar bills and other valuables. In all, he had $8.9m."

You could not make up stuff like this.

It is alleged he offered the police $1M to keep quiet.

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News from Tuesday
"The sight of a middle-aged man throwing sacks of cash over the walls of a convent before dawn was always likely to attract attention in the quiet Buenos Aires suburb of General Rodríguez.

A neighbour of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima convent was alarmed to see a stranger tossing black plastic sacks into the grounds, and then clambering over the fence after them.

Fearing for the safety of the three elderly nuns inside, the neighbour called the emergency services. When police arrived at 4am, they found that the man was José López – the former public works secretary, a junior ministerial position, in the Fernández administration.

He was with the nuns – in their 80s and 90s – and surrounded by the bags he had thrown over the fence. These, and a red carry-on bag, turned out to be filled with wads of plastic-wrapped dollar bills and other valuables. In all, he had $8.9m."

You could not make up stuff like this.

It is alleged he offered the police $1M to keep quiet.

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The only shocking thing about this story is that the police refused the bribe....
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