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Venezuela’s Jews prosper but keep wary eye on future with Hugo Chavez


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/venezuelas_jews_prosper_but_keep_wary_eye_on_future_with_hugo_chavez

The floor of the small synagogue in the center of Coro, the oldest Jewish house of prayer in Venezuela, is covered in a thick layer of sand intended to recall the Children of Israel's time in the Sinai Desert. It is also, however, a symbol of the transience of Jewish settlement in South America.

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