Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blog #3: Fallout Over Argentine Prosecutor's Death Draws International Tensions


The mysterious death of a federal prosecutor has raised some diplomatic tensions between Argentina and the United States on the eve of a controversial march that was arranged on Tuesday to honor Alberto Nisman that has fueled unease between the government and parts of the judiciary.  Hector Timerman, Argentina's foreign minister, said that his country should not tolerate being a "theater" for any operations of politics, intelligence or more serious actions because of the conflict that are completely unconnected with their history. He also added that Argentina itself has no strategic interests in the Middle East. Mr. Timerman reminded foreign diplomatic official not to interfere in Argentina's domestic issues. Timerman nor the spoke women for the United States Embassy are commenting in anything. "There is a great paralysis in the government about how to resolve this institutional crises. It is turning to  the old saying that there's no better defense than a good attack and with the United States being an easy target." Said Carlos Germano, a political analyst in Buenos Aires, in responds to Mr. Timerman's plea for the United States Government to take up the issue of the 1994 bombing in its talk with Iran over nuclear issues. Mr. Timerman has challenged the central premise of Mr. Nisman's criminal complaint by pointing to an email from a former secretary that states that Mr. Timerman never lobbied to lift international arrest warrants for the Iranians. Investigators are still trying to figure out whether Mr. Nisman shot himself or was killed. Some Argentinians believe the government had a hand in the events surrounding his death.


From my last post and article that I read I thought it was odd that Mr. Timerman had such strong feelings toward the United States so I wasn't really surprise to learn that there is tension between both Argentina and the United States. Of course we also know how I feel about this case being a "suicidal" case. I would have to agree that Argentina's government has something to do with the death of Mr. Nisman and the fact that they still have determined whether or not he killed himself or if someone killed him is quite strange to me. Also taking in consideration that they aren't wanting any outside help from the United States or I am sure from any other country sounds to me that there is something being kept a secret from the public.

Alexandra Palma

11:17 pm


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