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Netflix Docuseries on Death of an Argentine Prosecutor Puts Pressure on President Fernández
The recently released series includes statements made by Fernandez in 2017 where he supports the murder theory. At that time, the Cristina Kirchner administration -who is now Fernnández's VP- concluded that it was a suicide.

"The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy", the Netflix documentary that premiered Wednesday and looks into the death of Alberto Nisman, became an unexpected challenge to the geopolitical position of Alberto Fernández.

While the president seeks to establish a balanced international position between the Latin American center-left and a good relationship with the United States, millions of Netflix viewers will see him talking about the most stinging issue for his vicepresident, former president Cristina Kirchner.

It will be through the most watched content platform in the world, which implies that the Nisman case will have a much greater global impact than any other media outlet. Even more so if the issue continues to be replicated in other platforms: as sources assured LPO, several of the protagonists of the story who offered their testimony to Justin Weber's production have already received calls from other production companies interested in making new versions of the story and even a feature film.

Fernández speaks in the fourth episode of the series and contradicts the versions of hard line Kirchnerism: "Until today, I doubt that he committed suicide", the president says. This is the opposite position to that of figures such as Oscar Parrilli, who claim without a doubt that Nisman took his own life in January 2015.

Another aspect that is already generating anxiety in the Argentine government is that former spy Antonio Jaime Stiuso also appears in the docuseries, claiming without any qualms that Nisman was killed in an attack by Hezbollah, ordered from Iran.

Alberto refers to Stiuso when he says that he threw Gustavo Béliz out of the government 15 years ago, after his now extremely trusted official revealed the spy's identity.

Other characters close to Kirchnerism appear in the documentary, such as Sergio Berni and Alejandro Rúa, Cristina Kirchner's lawyer. This suggests that the series will not be "anti-Christina". However, it comes at an uncomfortable time not only for Alberto Fernández and his ruling coalition, but for the United States and Israel.

Foreign Minister Felipe Solá

The U.S. managed to get Alberto Fernández to maintain Hezbollah's status as a terrorist organization, a decree that former President Mauricio Macri signed during the last year of his term. The Hezbollah issue caused internal turbulence in Peronism even before Fernández took office. His Minister of Security, Sabina Frederic, who was close to Horacio Verbitsky, had slipped the possibility of removing Hezbollah from the list of terrorist organizations.

Fernandez understands that the last thing the United States - and Israel - want is for the status quo in Argentina to be put at risk if the ruling coalition enters a crisis over new revelations of the Nisman case. One indication occurred in the past few days when Frederic suggested that he would review the work of the authorities who at the time ruled Nisman's death as a homicide.

The timing of the docuseries is also suggestive because the production was shot in 2017 and is being launched less than a month after the beginning of the term of one of the protagonists.

Over the past three years there has been speculation about the ideologues in the series and talk of a special interest from the United States and Israel. Indeed, there was talk of a survey of Israeli producers of the two-season Fauda series on Netflix, with the third season based on Nisman's death. The producers of Fauda, who were linked to the Mossad, the Israeli secret service, actually met with Argentine colleagues to evaluate that possibility on 2018.

Although the series was directed by British journalist Justin Webster and produced by the Catalan JWP company, the platform is American.

The series that infuriated López Obrador was widely broadcast during the Mexican campaign.

In a similar case, the Amazon Prime Video platform had already made the Mexican president uncomfortable with the documentary "Populism in Latin America", where they associated López Obrador with figures such as Hugo Chávez and Juan Domingo Perón.

López Obrador filed a complaint with the Electoral Prosecutor's Office against the companies linked to the series and denounced that it was financed by people linked to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) with the intention of discrediting it before the presidential election. 

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