Argentina

Families still grieving for the disappeared of Argentina

By Colin Shindler, March 17, 2016

"Like their fellow citizens, Argentina's more than half-a-million Jews have greeted the seizure of power by a military junta with a long sigh of relief. They hope that the long nightmare of the past three years or so under the Peronist administration has ended,"

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Nisman was murdered, says investigator

By Adam Feinstein, March 3, 2016

An official investigating the January 2015 death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said that he was probably murdered.

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New hope for Argentina's Iran policies

By Adam Feinstein, November 26, 2015

The announcement this week by Argentina's new president-elect, Mauricio Macri, that one of his first moves would be to seek to repeal the controversial Memorandum of Understanding with Iran, has been met with praise from Jewish groups.

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Shock as border officers draw penis in Israeli’s passport

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2015

Seasoned travellers are used to stacking up a passport full of stamps as they tour the globe.

But Israeli backpacker Itay Blumental received a more unique marking as he arrived in Argentina.

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'Justice gets further away with every year'

By Jonathan Gilbert, July 16, 2015

Twenty one years after one of the deadliest anti-Jewish attacks since the Second World War, large crowds were expected to gather in Buenos Aires on Friday.

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AMIA victims to get cash

By Adam Feinstein, May 7, 2015

Argentina is to compensate the relatives of those killed and wounded in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish centre in Buenos Aires.

A law passed last week stipulated a one-off benefit for victims' relatives.

The handout is likely to resemble that awarded to victims of Argentina's military dictatorship, whereby 11,000 people received up to $200,000 each.

Since 2006, Argentinian courts have

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Kirchner 'not guilty' of manipulating bomb probe

By Jonathan Gilbert, March 5, 2015

Argentina's president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was boosted last week when a judge dismissed criminal allegations that she conspired to shield Iranian officials from responsibility over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

The judge, Daniel Rafecas, said in his ruling that there was no evidence whatsoever that pointed to Mrs Kirchner.

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Second prosecutor revives Amia case against Kirchner

By Jonathan Gilbert, February 19, 2015

Tensions are growing in Argentina between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and parts of the judiciary as the fallout from the eerie death of a state prosecutor continues to grip the nation.

The prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was found dead with gunshot wounds last month in his flat.

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'Suicide' lawyer buried next to Amia dead

By Adam Feinstein, February 5, 2015

Tensions are high between Argentina's Jewish community and the government since prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on January 18.

Last week, Mr Nisman, who had been investigating the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre, was laid to rest in the same section of La Tablada - the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires - where many of the 85 killed in the Amia attack are also buried.

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Argentina's moment of truth

By Rob Davies, January 29, 2015

The suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, who claimed Argentina tried to cover up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a cultural centre, continues to drive a wedge between Latin America's largest Jewish community and its government.

This week, the Jewish community of Buenos Aires boycotted a state ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, amid mounting mistrust over the Arg

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