Slate: Why It’s So Hard to Know the Truth in Argentina

By Jeremy Adelman, 9 February 2015

Argentina seems poised for another crisis. It has been years in the making.

The catalyst is the mysterious death on Jan. 18 of Alberto Nisman, a federal prosecutor charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center, or AMIA, in Buenos Aires, which left 85 people dead and 300 more injured. Since the revelation of Nisman’s death, conspiracy theories have run wild, fueled by social media and bitter animosity between the government and much of the mainstream press. They reached a fever pitch last week with the discovery of a draft warrant for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s arrest in Nisman’s trash.

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