Argentina's Murder Mystery

Prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death is an embarrassment for President Cristina Kirchner.

Is the sun setting on Argentine justice?

Photographer: Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

Alberto Nisman had a reputation as an independent and fearless prosecutor. That’s one reason why in 2004 President Nestor Kirchner assigned him to look into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The attack killed 85 people, but the investigation into the case had been languishing in the courts ever since.

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