An Argentine judge ordered the arrest of current senator and former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for her alleged involvement in a cover-up of Iran’s participation in a 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead. Kirchner is alleged to have signed a deal with the Iranian government that would allow for Argentine magistrates to interview the officials suspected of ordering the attack in Tehran rather than in Buenos Aires in an attempt to impede the investigation.
Venezuela, under growing pressure from US sanctions, has told oil traders that it is dropping petro-dollars for petro-euros and petro-yuans. Despite the instinct to cheer the decline of US world domination, will this make any real difference—either to Venezuela, still dependent on oil exports in a world of depressed prices, or to Planet Earth, facing biosphere collapse as a result of burning hydrocarbons?
The Trump administration seriously turned up the heat on Venezuela, slapping sanctions on the country's vice president Tareck Zaidan El Aissami as a drug "kingpin."
Gen. John Kelly, Trump's choice for Homeland Security secretary, is ex-chief of the Pentagon's Southern Command who clashed with Obama over his hardline views.
An Argentine federal judge called upon authorities in Iraq to arrest Iranian diplomat Ali Akbar Velayati, accused intellectual author of the 1994 bombing of Buenos Aires' Jewish center.
A court in Buenos Aires found that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was the victim of murder, allowing a long-stalled investigation of his death to go forward.
As charges were dropped against President Cristina Fernández, the intelligence service dissolved and cabinet purged, opposition lawmakers said a "self-coup" is in the works.
Did Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner strike a secret deal with Tehran to cover up Iran's role in a terror attack in exchange for guarantees of oil imports?
President Cristina Fernández changed her tune on the supposed "suicide" of the prosecutor investigating a massive anti-Semitic bombing—found dead just before he was to testify.
It's not clear that anyone in Argentina's political class really wants the AMIA case solved. Israel and the US don't look much better. And suspect suicides are nothing new in Argentina.
A prosecutor in Argentina was killed days after he accused President Cristina Fernández of complicity in covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack.
An appeals court in Argentina ruled that a controversial agreement with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional.