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Argentina to dissolve spy agency

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 01:08

President Cristina Fernandez announces plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre. Yiming Woo reports.

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Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez has announced plans to dissolve the government's spy agency. There are suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of state prosecutor Alberto Nisman. He had a bullet wound to the head. He was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre. His death on January 18 came just a day before he was to appear in Congress to accuse Fernandez of trying to derail his investigation. The President denies this, and says there's a conspiracy to smear her name. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINA PRESIDENT CRISTINA FERNANDEZ, SAYING: "They will not blackmail me, they will not intimidate me. I am not afraid of them, say what they want, complain about what they want, that the judges call me up, that prosecutors denounce me. I don't care, they will not make me move an inch based on what I have always thought. The Argentine Republic cannot continue to be handled in this way. A deep reform is also necessary in judicial powers ." Her government says the scandal is linked to a power struggle inside the Intelligence Secretariat itself.

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Argentina to dissolve spy agency

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 01:08