January 27, 2015

Prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman, Viviana Fein, will order the delivery of his body to the family, since Nisman's ex wife, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, said that there was no need for a new autopsy in the investigation, the Prosecution said on a press release.

BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri demanded “the truth behind (AMIA prosecutor Alberto) Nisman’s death” and questioned the president’s decision to dissolve the Intelligence Secretariat to create a new federal intelligence agency.

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich slammed the opposition lawmaker’s call for Security Secretary Sergio Berni to brief the Congress tomorrow on his actions on the night AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead.

By Federico Poore
The all-out intelligence war that has plagued the country over the past few weeks led President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to call for a wholesale reform of the secret services. For many this reform is long overdue.

The investigation into the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman is so far tied to one name — Diego Lagomarsino.

The informal rate of the US currency, the so called "blue" dollar, fell two cents to 13.64 pesos in Buenos Aires City underground foreign exchange houses. Meanwhile, the US dollar traded steady at 8.64 pesos today.

The Secretary General of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations, Jorge Knoblovits, voiced his criticism against yesterday’s speech by president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and reiterated DAIA’s call to abrogate the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran in 2013.

By Luciana Bertoia

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke in public for the first time since Nisman’s death yesterday to announce the proposed dissolution of the controversial Intelligence Secretariat (SI, formerly known as SIDE) and the creation of a federal intelligence agency.

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the president’s decision to dissolve the Intelligence Office as a “momentous decision” and described it as a “qualitative breakthrough.”

• Burstein: SI dissolution is 'an act of bravery' • Aníbal Fernández dismisses ‘risks of unemployed labour’ at SI

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) has issued a “yellow alert” as a heatwave continues to affect Buenos Aires and Rosario, where the temperatures are expected to rise above 35 Celsius degrees today.

By David Mackintosh

As around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering today to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders, Pope Francis said that it calls for a “future of respect, peace.”

• Auschwitz survivors remember, 70 years on

For the first time since the commemorations began, Jewish community organizations will not attend the official ceremony for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day as its leaders have decided to hold a separate rally in the AMIA community headquarters.


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