Argentina judge orders arrest of ex-president Cristina Kirchner: source

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner waves during the conference titled “The Political Struggle in Latin America Today”, in Sao Paulo, December 9, 2016. / AFP / Miguel Schincariol/

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) — An Argentine judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former president Cristina Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing at a Buenos Aires Jewish center that left 85 people dead, according to a judicial source.

The order also removes the judicial immunity of Kirchner, who served as president from 2007-2015 and is now a senator. She has previously called the case an “absurdity.”