Argentina

Argentine Jewish leader: What happened To Alberto Nisman?

09/01/2015 - 20:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Argentina should have answers about the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman by now, the president of the South American nation’s Jewish umbrella organization said.

Protestors gather in Buenos Aires against the death of Argentine public prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Getty Images

U.S. Forensic Pathologist: Nisman Case More Likely A Homicide

07/13/2015 - 20:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — A U.S. forensic pathologist believes that the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman likely was murdered.

Israel signs $111 million deal to upgrade Argentinean tanks

The deal is "the beginning of a great friendship between the two ministries," says Israel's Defense Minister.

07/01/2015 - 20:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentina’s army signed a $111 million contract with Israel to upgrade 74 tanks made in Argentina.

The deal to upgrade the Argentinian Medium Tanks, or TAM, was signed in Buenos Aires by the Argentina’s Minister of Defense Agustin Rossi and Mishel Ben-Baruch, director of the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s International Defense Cooperation Division.

Israel will upgrade 74 Argentinian tanks, a deal worth some $111 million. Getty Images

Nazi Refuge Discovered In Argentine Jungle, Archaeologist Says

03/22/2015 - 20:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — A team of archaeologists and researchers discovered what they believe was a refuge for Nazis in an Argentine forest near the border with Paraguay.

Prosecutor: Only Nisman DNA Found At Scene Of His Death

02/01/2015 - 19:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Only the DNA of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found at the site of his shooting death.

Argentine President Backing Measure To Disband Intel Agency

01/27/2015 - 19:00

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she supports a bill to dissolve the country’s main intelligence agency, which she accused of conspiring against her government.

Reporter Who Broke Nisman Story In Israel, Insists Argentine Gov’t Pursued Him

01/26/2015 - 19:00

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Damian Pachter, the Argentine-Israeli journalist who was the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he feels safe now that he has arrived in Israel.

Where Jewish Culture Runs Deep

02/24/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

There are a few reasons why a New Yorker will feel at home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the second-largest city in South America: he has to negotiate busy streets and assertive natives, and take the “subte” (the subway) to get around. He can always find pizza and he gets to choose from an abundant roster of cultural events. But with its decaying colonial architecture and unique blend of gentility and bellicosity, Buenos Aires is also a true mix of Europe and South America.

A plaque commemorating slain Israeli leader Yitzchak Rabin in Buenos Aires’ Retiro neighborhood. Caroline Lagnado/JW

Italians Riot At Fringe Catholic Funeral Procession For Nazi War Criminal

10/14/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Italians rioted and shouted "murderer" as the hearse carrying the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke made its way to a Rome church for burial by the fringe Catholic organization that stepped up to do the deed when several governments refused Priebke's body.

Sephardic Cousins Reunite, 40 Years On

For Gerard Edery and Claudio Betan, the connection is both genetic and musical.
10/08/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Forty years is a long time between drinks. Or collaborations.

Gerard Edery, Left, and Claudio Betan. "We share the Argentine connection," Edery says. George Robinson
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