Argentina

Football star’s campaign for murdered journalist

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 23, 2013

A sporting legend is demanding the resignation of Brazil’s football chief for inciting the murder of a Jewish journalist.

Romario, who scored 1,000 goals in a celebrated international career, has accused Jose Maria Marin, the president of the CBF, Brazilian football’s governing body, over the death of former BBC reporter Vladimir Herzog in 1975.

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Appeal over Argentina-Iran deal

By Adam Feinstein, March 7, 2013

Argentina’s main Jewish organisations have announced that they are launching a legal appeal in the Supreme Court against the government’s controversial “memorandum of understanding” with Iran aimed at investigating the 1994 bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.

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Amia bomb probe will be a ‘farce’

By Adam Feinstein, January 31, 2013

The Jewish world has condemned an agreement signed by Argentina and Iran in Addis Ababa this week which will establish a “truth commission” to probe the bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. That attack left 85 dead and more than 300 wounded.

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Did Iran bomb Amia? The evidence is clear

By Matthew Levitt, December 14, 2012

Iranian and Argentine diplomats recently concluded a first round of negotiations over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

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Iran denies Buenos Aires bomb plant in high-level talks

By Adam Feinstein, November 1, 2012

Argentina’s Jewish leadership has reacted angrily to Tehran’s renewed denial of any involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (Amia) building in Buenos Aires.

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UK Ambassador to Chile apologises for Falklands tweet

By Anna Sheinman, October 17, 2012

Britain’s Ambassador to Chile Jon Benjamin has apologised for a tweet which suggested Argentinians lost the Falklands War because they are “cowards”.

His post, written in Spanish, referenced a lewd football chant sung by Chilean fans when their team plays Argentina. The chant translates as: “Argentines, gays, they took the Falklands off you because you are cowards.”

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Fury over secret Argentina and Iran meetings

By Adam Feinstein, October 4, 2012

Argentinian Jewish leaders have condemned secret negotiations between the governments of Iran and Argentina that took place last week to discuss the bombing of the headquarters of Amia (Argentine Jewish Mutual Association) community centre in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994. The blast left 85 people dead and hundreds injured.

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Iron Barbie, queen of the boxing ring

By Jonathan Gilbert, July 19, 2012

In a gritty Buenos Aires gym, Carolina Duer punches furiously, ducking and shuffling her feet in between jabs.

Duer, a Jewish Argentine known as "The Iron Barbie", is super flyweight world champion and successfully defended her title for the fifth time earlier this month.

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Jewish groups highlight Buenos Aires anniversary after Bulgaria blast

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

Jewish groups around the world have offered condolences to the friends and family of the six Israeli tourists killed in an explosion on a bus in Bulgaria and highlighted that the blast coincided with the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires.

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Ort aids tribute to an ex-pupil who died alone

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Long-lost family of a German-Jewish refugee who died alone in his Maida Vale flat will gather on Sunday for the stone-setting.

In December 2010, British Ort was contacted by police searching for relatives of Franz Joseph Nebel, whose body had been found some months earlier.

British Ort executive director Dr Noga Zivan said police had found a reference to Ort at the flat - Mr Nebel had attend

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