Argentina overhauls spy agency

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Published: Thursday 26th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Argentina’s Congress has approved a law overhauling an intelligence agency under fire from the president as well as the opposition.

The measure comes after President Cristina Fernandez said the agency was out of control and suggested a top spy could have been involved in the death of a special prosecutor.

Opposition lawmakers said the revamp does not go far enough.

Argentina has been shaken by the January 18 death of Alberto Nisman, who alleged that Ms Fernandez and her allies shielded Iranian officials accused of masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

She denies that, but polls say many Argentines suspect officials had some hand in the death.

Her aides suggest he was killed in a plot to destabilise the government.

Published: Thursday 26th February 2015 by The News Editor

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