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Argentinian president risks showdown with judges over march honoring dead prosecutor

Cindy Arnson

Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in an article regarding a silent march in Buenos Aires to commemorate the one month anniversary of the death of Alberto Nisman.

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Many observers claim that the Fernández de Kirchner government's only comment was to criticize the politicians and judges participating in the march is a way to deflect the blame away from her and shift it toward her political opponents.

"It's a classic populist ploy to define the world in terms of us versus them," Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Fox News Latino.

Despite the government criticism, organizers and supporters of the march have argued that the judges and prosecutors who take the streets – alongside politicians, union members and other Argentinians – have the right to march and that the country needs to figure out whether Nisman was murdered or committed suicide.

"There is widespread frustration in Argentina that the case will never be solved," Arnson said.

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