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Scandal in Argentina

In 1994, a car bomb exploded outside the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association), a Jewish center, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman officially accused the government of Iran of funding the attack in 2006 after the Argentine government came up with no suspects for the bombing. This month, Nisman blamed the current president of Argentina Cristina Kirchner and her foreign secretary, Hector Timerman, of obstructing his investigation and helping cover up Iran’s involvement in the attacks. Hours before he was scheduled to present his findings to the Argentine congress, Nisman was found dead in his apartment from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The ongoing battle between media outlets in Argentina has led to contradicting statements from the president while protesters demand transparency from their government. Peter Prengaman, Southern Cone news editor for the Associated Press joins us from Argentina to give us an update on the case. PHOTO: In this May 29, 2013 photo, Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association community center, talks to journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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