Remember Cristina’s speech at the UN?
Most likely you won’t, since she was aiming for a home audience.
Anyway, Cristina yammered on and on about the whereabouts of Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso, the former head of Argentina’s counter-intelligence service, accusing the U.S of a cover-up, hypocrisy and double-standards.
Disproved? I’m shocked!
Back to the article (emphasis added),
In a potentially embarrassing development for the government of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a leading newspaper, La Nación, has reported that a key ally of Alberto Nisman, the investigator of the bombing of the 1994 AMIA Jewish Community Center who died under mysterious circumstances, was allowed to leave the country after questioning, directly contradicting her portrayal of him as a fugitive from justice.
During her September 30 address the to the UN General Assembly, Fernández de Kirchner fumed that the United States was “protecting” Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso, the former head of Argentina’s counter-intelligence service. An international alert for Stiuso was released by Interpol at the beginning of this month.
According to La Nación, Stiuso was briefly held by immigration officers as he tried to leave Argentina on February 18, four weeks after the death in suspicious circumstances of Nisman. The two men had worked closely together since 2004, when former President Nestor Kirchner launched a fresh investigation into the Iranian-backed bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires a decade earlier. The paper said that following telephone exchanges with intelligence chief Oscar Parrilli, Fernández de Kirchner’s chief spymaster, Fabiana Palmaghini, the judge in the Nisman case, and Viviana Fein, who is investigating Nisman’s death, Stiuso was permitted to cross the border into Uruguay.
Parrilli has since confirmed that there was “no reason” to hold Stiuso, though he bitterly attacked La Nación‘s reporting of the story, declaring, “Even the things that are true, La Nación transforms them maliciously. They seem like Stiuso’s lawyers.”
Lanata reported on Stiusso on Sunday (in Spanish) and points out there’s no arrest warrant on Stiusso,
In related news,
Viviana Fein questioned one of the organizers of the February 18 demonstration to honor Nisman. Note how the Buenos Aires Herald refers to him as “one of the masterminds” of the demonstration.
The wheels of justice are otherwise slow to turn in Argentina:
Argentina issues arrest warrants for suspects of 1992 Israeli embassy bombing. Israel provides Buenos Aires with intelligence tying 2 Hezbollah operatives to bombing that killed 29 people, among them Israeli diplomats. Not to be confused with the 1994 AMIA bombing,
The 1992 explosion killed 29 people, among them four Israeli diplomats and four local embassy employees. About 250 people were wounded, among them 10 Jews and Israelis.