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Cabinet official accuses Marco Rubio of ‘imperialist behaviour’ after Florida Republican writes that he doubts Argentina’s ability to conduct a credible investigation
Alberto Nisman was shot dead a day before he was to present evidence in the case of a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85 peopleThe special prosecutor whose mysterious death set off a political firestorm in Argentina was laid to re…
Rescue workers were scouring through ruined sections of concrete and twisted metal for survivors after gas tank truck exploded
A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing seven people, including three children .
Luis Felipe Puente, the head of the country’s civil protection agency, confirmed the seven deaths. Rescue workers were scouring through ruined sections of concrete and twisted metal for survivors.
Special prosecutor to investigate Ricardo Martinelli over claims he inflated $45m-worth of contracts for government programme Continue reading…
Los Alamos scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni jailed for five years after also offering to build nuclear weapons for Venezuela
A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.
In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy.
- ‘If these problems aren’t resolved, rapprochement wouldn’t make sense’
- Cuban leader demands end to US propaganda broadcasts
Statement from retired leader declares: ‘I don’t trust the US’ but endorses ‘any peaceful or negotiated solution’ between Washington and Havana
The agency, which president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wants to dissolve, runs domestic spying on a scale to rival the communist bloc
On Monday night, Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, took the bold step of announcing a plan to dissolve the country’s Intelligence Secretariat and send to congress a draft bill for the “reform of Argentina’s intelligence service” in the wake of the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman nine days ago.
A possible explanation for Nisman’s death, which came only days after he announced charges that aimed to put Fernández on trial for an alleged conspiracy with Iran, seems to be hidden inside a complex saga of mind-boggling intrigue involving the intelligence agency she now intends to reform.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces support for draft bill amid suspicions over death of state prosecutor Alberto Nisman
Argentina’s president announced a major shakeup of her country’s intelligence network on Monday in her most combative step yet to address the fallout from the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
In her first televised address since the prosecutor’s body was found at his apartment on 18 January, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said she would support a bill to dissolve the existing structure – which employs more than 2,000 people – and replace it with a new federal intelligence agency.
- Damian Pachter broke the story of lawyer’s death
- He says he was followed but is now ‘safe in Tel Aviv’