Italian castrati sing Rouhani’s Iranian tune

Hassan Rouhani visited Italy to sign $18 billion worth of contracts with Italian companies keen to capitalize on the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Normally I would not write on this, except that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was murdered almost exactly a year ago, had tied Rouhani to the 1994 AMIA bombing … Continue reading Italian castrati sing Rouhani’s Iranian tune

Argentina: A case of “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown?” UPDATE

At the end of the 1974 crime drama Chinatown, Walsh drags Jake away from the scene and says one of the all-time classic lines in movie history,Forget it, Jake. It's ChinatownEarlier in the film, the plot has established that Chinatown is a lawless, dangerous place, where even the District Attorney advises its men to do … Continue reading Argentina: A case of “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown?” UPDATE

The curious case of the dead Argentinian prosecutor UPDATED

Alberto Nisman is dead. He was found dead in his one-bedroom Buenos Aires apartment on Sunday, hours before he was scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing on Monday to provide more details on his lawsuit accusing president Cristina Kirchner, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and others conspiracy to cover up an investigation into Iran’s alleged … Continue reading The curious case of the dead Argentinian prosecutor UPDATED