Argentina to purge disloyal spies from intelligence agency: sources

February 27, 2015 6:41 PM

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Argentina to purge disloyal spies from intelligence agency: sources

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's government will purge spies it no longer trusts from the state intelligence agency as part of a major overhaul of the security body, sources familiar with embattled President Cristina Fernandez's thinking said.

The move comes after lawmakers passed a law on Thursday disbanding the former Intelligence Secretariat, or SI, parts of which Fernandez has portrayed as sinister and out of control, and established a new agency.

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