Former Argentina’s President Carlos Menem goes on trial for misleading investigation in a bomb attack 21 years ago

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a mother who had son killed in the blast. Two former prosecutors including Carlos Menem, , a former top intelligence official, former police officers, a Jewish community leader and a mechanic who owned the truck carrying the explosives were charged now in the case. Menem, now 85-year-old , was president between 1989 and 1999. Argentine authorities have long accused Iran and the militant group Hezbollah of being behind the attack. Prosecutor Sabrina Namer is expected to argue that former Judge Juan Jose Galeano, on orders from Menem, stopped investigating a “Syrian trail” that involved Syrian-born Alberto Kanoore Edul.

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