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2/13/15

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner charged with covering up Iran's involvement in the AMIA bombing

Here's the charge sheet, all 62 300 (!) pages of it.

You'll hear all about it from a whole bunch of sources, but in basic terms this is the charge that Nisman was working on and planned to bring against the President just before he...died from a gunshot wound to the head (suicide/murder, your call). It's all about the AMIA bombing in the 1990s (if you don't know about it, look it up) and the Nisman/new prosecutor charge is that in order to establish better political and economic ties with Iran, CFK and her crew covered up Iran's involvement in that terrorist attack

This will of course be a massive story now, highly complex and with an enormous power struggle going on behind the scenes. There really is no other country like it in the world and if by chance you're an Argentine tuning in and reading that last phrase don't be under any false illusions, it wasn't meant as a compliment.

It's an election year in Argentina. Somebody should have told Peter Marrone.