Menem charged over bomb inquiry

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An Argentine judge has indicted ex-President Carlos Menem for allegedly trying to cover up evidence related to a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

A car bomb hit a Jewish community centre, known as the AMIA, killing 85.

In a written statement, the judge said Mr Menem covered up what was called at the time "the Syrian connection". He has previously denied any wrongdoing.

At the start of the investigation, the spotlight had turned on an Argentine Syrian friend of the Menem family.

The judge accused Mr Menem of covering up and destroying evidence, and abusing his authority.

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