Argentina's president set to dissolve intelligence agency

  • Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she will disband the country’s intelligence agency.

    She said a bill to establish a new body would be introduced, adding that the structure of the intelligence services had changed little since the military regime ended in 1983, media reports said.  

    Her announcement came after the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was about to testify against government officials. Investigators have not ruled out homicide or induced suicide.

    Fernandez, who earlier stated that she believes Nisman’s death was not a case of suicide, said fighting “impunity” was a “priority” for her administration.   

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