Carlos Menem’s brother has died
November 30, 2010.- Munir Menem, the brother of former Argentine President Carlos Menem died today, after having been hospitalized for some time following a stroke.
Menem was 78 years old and was hospitalized at the Fleni Institute in Belgrano neighborhood. His death occurred at 7:45 in the morning.
The former president’s brother was appointed ambassador to Syria in 1989 but returned to the country by order of Carlos Menem, when he was appointed Head of the President Unit.
Munir Menem faced charges for allegedly covering up in the case of the terrorist attack on AMIA. He would have contacted the first trial judge to change the course of investigations and eliminate the “Syrian track.”
In 2009 he declared in Comodoro Py courts for the alleged cover-up of Syrian businessman Alberto Kanoore Edul, whom witnesses and wiretaps linked him to the Renault Traffic-bomb that exploded in the AMIA.
He also was related to Mohsen Rabbani, former cultural official at the Iranian Embassy who faces an international arrest warrant to be considered one of the ideologues of the attack.