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Tribunal dismisses case against ex-Argentine President Carlos Menem for 1995 explosion
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5:45 PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
A federal tribunal in Argentina has ruled prosecutors cannot proceed with a case alleging former President Carlos Menem was involved in an explosion at a military weapons factory that destroyed much of the town of Rio Tercero in 1995.
On Wednesday, Argentina's Judicial Authority said the tribunal found there wasn't sufficient evidence to proceed with the case against the now 83-year-old Menem.
Menem, who governed Argentina from 1989 to 1999, was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2013 for smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia. He remains free because he enjoys immunity as a senator.