Having announced her upcoming vacation, the Investigator Probing Mysterious Death of Prosecutor Will Question Argentina’s Former Top Spy . . . if they can find him, that is:
Argentine Ex-Spy Chief at Center of Prosecutor’s Murder Mystery Is Missing
Prosecutors accompanied by intelligence agents weren’t able to find Antonio Stiuso at three addresses registered to his name, Intelligence Secretary Oscar Parrilli said. Stiuso, who worked his way up through the intelligence agency over four decades before his departure last month, was summoned to testify on Thursday by the prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman from a shot to the head Jan. 18.
Even Stiuso’s lawyer says he doesn’t know where his client is.
Stratfor analyzes how Argentina’s President Fends Off Challenges from the Intelligence Service
Fernandez’s motivations for reforming the SI are not completely clear, but concerns that criminal charges could be brought against her and other members of the government once they leave office might have been a factor. Moreover, though the reform appears to be immediately motivated by concerns over the SI’s loyalty to Fernandez, it may significantly affect how the Argentine security apparatus functions long after her term in office ends.
(The Startfor report refers to Stiusso as Jaime).
Last December’s reshuffle of the SI removed Stiusso as Director of Operations, and the president’s chief of staff is asserting, “I have no doubts that Stiusso is behind” Alberto Nisman’s death.
Now Stiusso vanished.
The prosecutors’ union has a silent march scheduled for February 18th: “Nisman’s death was the first, buy may not be the last.” (link in Spanish)