Is Argentina In The Midst Of A Full-Blown Meltdown?

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Recently, The Week wrote an article entitled “Argentina is in the Midst of a Full-Blown Meltdown.”  Lets’s take a look at the situation.

In January, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, 51, made accusations that top Argentine officials, including President Fernandez de Kirchner, had conspired with Iran to cover up responsibility for a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.  That bombing killed 85 people and injured hundreds.

Nisman claimed the bombing was part of a deal that would supply Iranian oil to Argentina.

Mr. Nisman’s body was discovered on January 18th of this year at his home.  It was the day before he was to testify before lawmakers about those accusations.  His door on the 13th floor had been locked from the inside, and a gun with a spent cartridge was found on the floor near his body. There was no suicide note, though it had the appearance of a suicide.

Mr. Nisman had drafted a warrant for the arrest of Argentina’s president – Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – and had accused her of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the 1994 bombing, the lead investigator into his death said.

In February, a few days before a speech given by the president, a federal judge, Daniel Rafecas, threw out allegations that Ms. Fernández de Kirchner and her officials had obstructed an investigation into the terror attack, states the Economist.

Recently, the BBC reported that the family of the deceased Argentine prosecutor Nisman had independent tests conducted that show that Nisman was murdered, according to family members.

At a news conference, Mr Nisman’s ex-wife said the findings ruled out theories of accident or suicide.

Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Mr Nisman’s ex-wife, said a team of experts had made their conclusions based on reports from a post-mortem examination and forensic evidence.

Ms Arroyo Salgado, who is also a federal judge, added that her report was at “the disposal of the prosecutor and judge” involved with the official investigation into Mr. Nisman’s death, states the BBC.

Despite telling journalists the report’s conclusions, Arroyo Salgado has not released the full details of the document.

The family report concludes:

1.)  There were no spasms in Mr Nisman’s right hand, suggesting he had not shot himself

2.)  Additionally, no gunpowder residue was found on his hands

3.)  The prosecutor had been shot in the back of the head

4.)  Mr Nisman’s body had been moved to the bathroom once he was shot

5.)  The prosecutor was apparently not drunk at the time

More here

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Raped Teen FINALLY Gets Some Justice. #IAmJada

Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch offered to her by a boy at a party she was attending, which turned out to be spiked. She says she then passed out, and was not aware of what had happened to her until pictures of her assault went viral on social media.

These fellows posted pictures of the naked, unconscious teenager all over the internet in order to mock her. They weren’t the only ones, either. Other kids from her school, and soon, around the country, gleefully shared the photo all around social media.

TYT states, “As if that weren’t bad enough, some of them even started posting pictures of themselves posed as Jada was in the picture, tagging them #jadapose, which eventually came so popular that it was actually trending on Twitter and Instagram. Some particularly delightful young men even tried to make the pose into a ‘dance craze’ on YouTube.”

TYT video.

More:

http://www.chron.com/houston/article/2-suspects-arrested-in-jadapose-rape-case-5963112.php

Cosby Accused of Rape by Many Women

Sexual-assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby resurfaced this month.  The accusations have common threads, painting a picture of a man who allegedly used his power and influence in the entertainment industry to seek out vulnerable young women.

Some have said they were discouraged from going public because of Cosby’s fame, power, and reputation as “America’s dad.”

While Cosby has never been criminally charged with sexual assault, these accusations have recently hurt his career.  Netflix has indefinitely delayed the release of a Cosby stand-up special, NBC stopped development on a new sitcom starring Cosby, and TV Land is going to stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show.”

David Pakman video.

Other sources:  Business Insider