Argentina’s President-elect, Mauricio Macri, has appointed a new director for the Argentina Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI). Gustavo Arribas, an attorney and co-owner of HAZ Sports Agency, will replace Oscar Parilli as Argentina’s new intelligence chief.
Prior to representing soccer players, Arribas worked as a club executive for the famed Boca Juniors club team. His relationship with Macri also stems from Boca Juniors as Macri is a former president of the Argentine club team. Arribas has remained a close adviser to Macri since.
The change in leadership of the AFI comes on the heels of the unsolved death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Nisman was killed in his apartment just four days after pressing charges against then president Cristina Fernandez, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and six other people for trying to hide Iran’s alleged role in an attack on a Jewish organization in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead.