Argentina

Argentina Sees Convictions But No Closure In Terror Attack Cover-Up Trial

An Argentine federal court on Thursday convicted several individuals of meddling with the official investigation into the South American country’s deadliest incident of terrorism, the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed more than 80 people…

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Lawyer’s Memoir Dissects Flaws in Investigation of Argentina Terror Attack

Nearly a quarter-century after a bomb blast at a Buenos Aires Jewish community center killed dozens and injured hundreds more, the worst terrorist attack in Argentina’s history remains unsolved—and a new memoir recounts one lawyer’s efforts to prove the government’s investigation was a sham from the start…

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Argentina Soccer Crime Case Shows Evolution of Hooligan Groups

A new round of arrests and charges in an unfolding racketeering case in Argentina involving a criminalized soccer fan club, or “barra brava,” points to these groups’ growing sophistication and capacity for violence…

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Alberto Nisman Was Murdered, But We Still Don’t Know Why

Investigators in Argentina have finally determined, after more than two-and-a-half years, that the gunshot to the head that killed controversial prosecutor Alberto Nisman in January 2015 was delivered by someone other than Nisman himself…

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200 Buenos Aires Police Jailed on Corruption Charges in 2016: Minister

The security minister of Buenos Aires province has indicated that authorities plan to continue an ongoing effort to reform the provincial police, a campaign that has already uncovered widespread corruption in the force…

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Argentina Considering Drug Treatment as Alternative to Incarceration

Authorities in Argentina are considering a proposal to establish treatment for drug addiction as an alternative to incarceration for people accused of minor crimes, a model that has shown promise in other jurisdictions where it has been applied…

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Cop’s Killing, Drug Dispute Spotlight Argentina Police Corruption

The suspicious death of a police officer and a recent confrontation between border guards and allegedly crooked cops are adding to long-standing concerns about corruption in Argentina’s provincial police forces…

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