Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak writes for US News and World Report on Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman and how his death could affect the upcoming Argentine elections:
Just over a month after the death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman, it is increasingly clear that the remainder of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s term will be shrouded in controversy. Every Argentine has a theory, but it is uncertain just how deeply the current scandal will affect the electorate’s distrust of political leadership and what it will take for Argentina’s next president to regain that legitimacy.
Nisman, in charge of the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building since 2004, was found dead in the bathroom of his Buenos Aires apartment on Jan. 18. Just hours later, he was to testify before Congress that President Kirchner and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman had sought to cover-up Iran’s role in the bombing.