By Adam Dubove, 25 March 2015
On Saturday, February 21, a fire at Argentina’s Presidential palace consumed the records of people who entered and left the building through one of its entrances, Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández revealed on Sunday.
The fire, divulged one month after it happened, may have destroyed information relevant to the allegations made by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman that President Cristina Kirchner and senior officials covered up Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires.
Fernández attributed the incident to an “overload on old wires” but was quick to rule out loss of data. “It may have affected part of the system, but I have been told that everything is backed up. No information was lost,” he told national daily Clarín.