Argentina is in the midst of a full-blown meltdown

The murder of special prosecutor named Alberto Nisman has thrown the country into complete turmoil

People call for justice on the anniversary of the terrorist attack in Buenos Aires.
(Image credit: (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File))

You may have heard that Argentina is in the grip of an all-consuming political affair that sounds more like something out of a paperback thriller than real life.

Let's wind back. An Argentine special prosecutor named Alberto Nisman had claimed that he had evidence that the country's government — including President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman — had covered up evidence related to the 1994 Jewish Community Center bombing which killed 85 and injured hundreds. According to Nisman, Iran had ordered the bombing and had it carried out by Hezbollah after Argentina canceled a nuclear technology transfer, and the Argentine government later agreed to cover it up in exchange for oil. Nisman was found dead with a bullet to the head on the morning that he was set to present his evidence to Argentina's Congress.

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