Argentina

Prosecutor: Only Nisman DNA Found At Scene Of His Death

02/02/2015
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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

01/28/2015
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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

01/27/2015
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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

02/25/2014
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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

10/15/2013
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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.

10/09/2013
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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

New Pope Seen As Sensitive To Jewish Concerns

03/13/2013
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The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is being seen as a move that will continue to cement Catholic-Jewish relations.

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Getty Images

Crying For Argentina

In 'Memory is a Culinary Affair,' a Jewish woman - the daughter of a 'desaparaceida' - struggles to rebuild her life in New York.

05/31/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

When we think of Jewish immigrants, many of us recollect those from Eastern Europe who came to New York around the turn of the 20th century. But the city continues to be a haven for Jewish immigrants from all over the world. In Graciela Berger Wegsman's "Memory is a Culinary Affair," a young Jewish woman from Argentina struggles to rebuild her life in New York as she grapples with her mother's disappearance at the hands of the military dictatorship in her country. The play opens next Thursday evening at the Red Room in the East Village.

Ydaiber Orozco and Mariana Parma as sisters in "Memory is a Culinary Affair."

Indictments Handed Down in AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

05/16/2011

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- A former Jewish leader was among those indicted in Argentina for bribery during the original investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Ruben Ezra Beraja, who once headed the DAIA Jewish umbrella organization, was among those charged May 12 by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo as he closed the first part of his investigation into reported irregularities that took place during the probe.

The attack killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.

Israel Armed Argentina During Falklands War, Book Reveals

04/27/2011

.BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- An Argentinean journalist reveals in a new book that Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin agreed to help Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War as revenge for Britain's crackdown on the Irgun during the British mandate of Palestine.

"Operation Israel: The Reaming of Argentina During The Dictatorship," by Hernan Dobry, explains how Israel secretly supplied arms and equipment to Argentina, via Peru.

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