January 20, 2015

Prosecutor Nisman Suicide?

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The temperature of the October Argentine presidential elections just rose quite a few notches in this summertime heat in Buenos Aires. Alberto Nisman was the prosecutor for one of the largest murders in Argentina in the last two decades, when a small Renalt van crashed into the Mutual Israelite Association of Argentina (AMIA in Spanish) in 1994 with 275 kilos of explosives destroying the building and killing 85 victims and one suicide attacker and injuring more than 300 people inside. This attack may have been anti-semitic in nature and most probably anti-Israeli (as the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was also attacked). Only a decade back, Nisman (also Jewish) was said to be on good terms with the presidential couple: former president Nestor Kirchner (RIP) and his widow, current president, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner. This relationship has since soured with the prosecutor Nisman accusing Christina Fernandez de Kirchner's government of whitewashing -- via what Nisman described as an "accord for the impunity” -- of certain persons accused of the AMIA attack, some of whom are now members of the Iranian government.

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From Financial crisis to a crisis of Legitimacy; Europe on the Brink


“This book is a thoughtful reflection on the way in which policies of monetary constipation have created the worst crisis in Europe since the 1930s, and the way in which that crisis has created crises of democracy and political economy in Europe. The agenda for the renewal of that democracy and political economy starts with this book and its young authors.”
(Professor Jan Toporowski, SOAS, University of London)

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