Argentine president lashes out at judiciary over march for Nisman

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez accused the judiciary on Saturday of launching a political battle after state lawyers organized a march to demand justice for a dead prosecutor who had been investigating her. The protest, known as 18F, drew tens of thousands into the streets of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, a month after state prosecutor Alberto Nisman turned up dead in his apartment in mysterious circumstances. Nisman had accused Fernandez of plotting to cover up his inquiry into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Commenting on the rally for the first time, Fernandez said the march marked the politicization of the judiciary. “18F, the baptism by fire for the Judicial Party,” Fernandez wrote sarcastically in a statement shared on Twitter and Facebook. “The true political and institutional significance of the march was the public and now undeniable appearance of the Judicial Party,” Fernandez said.



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