Argentina’s intelligence agency disbanded

ARGENTINA — President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announces plans to disband Argentina’s intelligence agency, BBC reports.
In a TV address, Fernandez said she would draft a bill for the assembly of a new body.
The decision follows the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman – hours before he was to testify against senior government officials.
Nisman, 51, had been investigating the bombing of a Jewish center in 1994, which killed 85 people. He had accused several senior government figures – including Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman – of involvement in a plot to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the bombing.
“The plan is to dissolve the Intelligence Secretariat and create a Federal Intelligence Agency,” Fernandez said.
Nisman was found dead in his flat in Buenos Aires, where a gun was also found, on Jan. 18.
His death, originally believed by investigators to be suicide, is now in question. Investigators say they can not rule out homicide or “induced suicide.”

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