Prosecutor who made accusations against Argentine President is found dead

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A prosecutor was found dead in Argentina.  At first glance, it looks like a suicide with a pool of blood, a gunshot to his head.  But the whole country is in shock.

Alberto Nisman was the investigator who proved that Iran and Hezbollah were behind the bombing of the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) in 1994, resulting in Interpol's issuing of five arrest warrants.  Eighty-five people died in the attack and hundreds were injured.  Nisman could now be victim number 86.

In recent days, the prosecutor had publicly accused Argentina's President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of trying to divert the case in exchange for better trade relations with Iran.  On Monday, he was supposed to testify before Congress.

"There's plenty of evidence available," said Nisman during an interview last week.  "I've pressed charges against several individuals, among them the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs."

Was it suicide or mafia-style assassination?  Time will tell, but Argentina is still crying for justice.

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