Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging

March 1, 2015 10:35 PM

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Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's scandal-hit president came out swinging with a fiery speech about justice on Sunday, retaking the initiative three days after being cleared of allegations that she tried to derail an investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

In mid-January Cristina Fernandez was accused of conspiring to cover up Iran's alleged role in the truck-bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman said Fernandez conspired to whitewash the bombing in order to complete a grains-for-oil deal with Tehran.

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