The Economist: The president and the prosecutor

24 January 2015, from the print edition

THE slogan “Yo soy Nisman” (“I am Nisman”) appeared first as a Twitter hashtag and then on placards held aloft this week by demonstrators outside the residence of Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. They demanded “justice” for Alberto Nisman, a federal prosecutor who died from a gunshot on January 18th. The protesters suspect foul play. Mr Nisman died just hours before he was due to lay out before a congressional committee evidence for his accusation that Ms Fernández had tried to obstruct the investigation of Argentina’s worst terrorist act, the bombing of a Jewish centre in 1994.

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