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Argentina's President Charged In Bomb Cover-Up

An Argentinian prosecutor will move forward with charges against Argentina's president over an alleged cover-up in a terror attack.

By Kate Grumke | February 13, 2015

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged with trying to cover up Iran's alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

An Argentinian federal prosecutor decided to revive the charges originally put forth by now-deceased federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman. (Video via Infobae)

Nisman accused Fernandez and others in her administration of covering up Iranian officials' involvement in a 1994 bombing that killed 85. He said the proposed cover-up was in exchange for trade deals between the two countries.

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On Jan. 18, four days after Nisman accused the president, he was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment.

This is the biggest political scandal of Fernandez's presidency; outraged Argentinians have taken to the streets to call for justice.

"This is a bit of a relief for Argentines who live in a place where accountability isn't necessarily given," Bloomberg contributor Katia Porzecanski said.

President Fernandez's administration calls the charges an attempt at a coup. Fernandez blames Nisman's accusations and death on rogue intelligence officials trying to damage her reputation.

Now a federal judge will have to decide if there is enough evidence to move forward with the case against Fernandez.

This video includes Getty Images.

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