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  • Argentine judge dismisses Nisman accusations against Kirchner in AMIA case

    3 days ago

     A federal judge in Argentina dismissed the complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that she covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing.

    Daniel Rafecas in a 62-page ruling on Thursday said the accusation against Kirchner and other government...

  • Argentine spy at center of Nisman case accused of smuggling

    5 days ago

    The Argentine spy at the center of a scandal over last month's death of a state prosecutor was accused on Tuesday of importing tonnes of contraband merchandise during his final years as head of the country's counterintelligence office.

    Antonio Stiuso was forced out of the SI...

  • Hundreds of thousands march in memory of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman

    1 week ago

    More than 400,000 people in Buenos Aires braved a heavy rain to pay tribute to the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman in a “silent march.”

    Other marches remembering Nisman on the one-month anniversary of his death were held Wednesday throughout Argentina and in cities...

  • Argentine president, others face investigation in Nisman death

    2 weeks ago

    Argentine Federal Prosecutor Gerardo Pollitica is requesting permission to investigate President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others members of the Argentine government in the cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the AMIA bombing.

    Pollicita...

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  • ‘Wild Tales’: Six crazy nights make it a foreign-language contender

    By Tom Tugend

    2 weeks ago

    Members of the tribe looking for an Oscar finalist full of Jewish characters will find it in an unlikely place — Argentina’s “Wild Tales.”

    The movie by director Damian Szifron is among the five surviving nominees in the foreign-language film category, culled from entries...

  • Test: No gunpowder found on Nisman’s hands

    3 weeks ago

    A sophisticated test found no gunpowder on the hands of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, whose shooting death remains unexplained.

    The release of the test results came as dozens of cities in 28 countries confirmed that they will hold rallies on Feb. 18 to mark the passing...

  • Dead prosecutor was a ‘soldier’ of ex-Argentine spy boss

    3 weeks ago

    The Argentine prosecutor found dead last month was the unwitting "soldier" of former counterintelligence chief Antonio Stiusso, who was seeking revenge for his firing, President Cristina Fernandez's chief of staff said.

    Anibal Fernandez, who is not related to the president, told...

  • Anti-Semitic posters referencing Nisman appear in Buenos Aires

    February 2, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Posters appeared in a Jewish neighborhood of Buenos Aires reading “A good Jew is a dead Jew. The good Jew is Nisman.”

    The posters in Villa Crespo refer to Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor heading the probe into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center who was found shot...

  • Alberto Nisman laid to rest where AMIA victims are buried

    January 30, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Alberto Nisman was buried in the same section of the main Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires as the victims in the 1994 AMIA bombing that he was investigating before he was found shot dead.

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    On Thursday morning, a police escort led the funeral...

  • Reporter who broke Nisman story in Israel insists Argentine gov’t pursued him

    January 27, 2015 | 1:45 pm

    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.

    Pachter, a writer for the Buenos Aires Herald, said he felt “pursued by the Argentine government” and that...

  • Argentinian journalist flees to Israel, fearing for life

    January 26, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

    On Jan. 18, Damian Pachter was the...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to his...

  • Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor

    January 23, 2015 | 1:39 pm

     Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

    Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment late on Sunday, a gunshot wound to...

  • Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on secret Iran-AMIA deal

    January 23, 2015 | 9:02 am

    Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

    The complaint prepared by Argentine prosecutor...

  • Nisman mystery: Who killed AMIA prosecutor?

    January 22, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller.

    Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish center in Buenos...

  • Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

    January 22, 2015 | 9:07 am

    The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday.

    Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85...

  • Alberto Nisman: The 86th victim of the Buenos Aires bombing

    By Rob Eshman

    January 21, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    UPDATED: The murder this week of Alberto Nisman — and now even the Argentine president has acknowledged his death was no suicide — was every bit as shocking and anti-Semitic a crime as the attacks two weeks ago in Paris.

    Nisman was the federal prosecutor appointed by former...

  • Argentina says dead prosecutor tricked into accusing Fernandez

    January 21, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    A prosecutor who accused Argentina's president of trying to derail the investigation into a 1994 bombing, and who died in mysterious circumstances on Sunday, was misled to believe there was a conspiracy to whitewash the crime, the government said on Wednesday.

    State prosecutor...

  • Argentina’s president adopts Jewish godson

    December 25, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Argentina’s president has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history.

    President Christina Fernandez described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family.

    He was adopted as a godson under...

  • Lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide to be filed in Argentina

    September 17, 2014 | 11:36 am

    An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

    Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in...

  • Argentine children of ‘Disappeared’ learn of Jewish parentage

    August 13, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    When Mariana Perez was a teenager, whenever she went out to dance and met a boy she liked, she would ask his age. If she was older than he was, she wouldn’t get involved, because there was a chance he might be her younger brother, one of the 500 babies abducted during Argentina’s...

  • Memorials mark 20-year anniversary of Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing

    July 29, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Thousands gathered outside the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) building, the institutional headquarters of the Jewish community of Argentina, in Buenos Aires on July 18, marking 20 years since the bombing of the AMIA that left 85 dead and more than 300 injured.

    A...

  • Argentine boxer Carolina Duer defends bantamweight crown

    July 21, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Carolina Raquel Duer of Argentina defended her World Boxing Organization bantamweight title for the second time.

    Duer, popularly known as “The Turk,” defeated Ana Maria Lozano of Venezuela by unanimous decision on Friday night in Lanus, a city in Buenos Aires Province, to take...

  • Hold Iran accountable for AMIA bombing

    July 17, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    On July 18, 1994, a hellish scene unfolded in Buenos Aires as a car bomb set by Iranian agents destroyed the AMIA/DAIA Jewish center, killing 85 people and wounding hundreds.

    Twenty years later, there is still no justice in the case — and a decision taken by the Argentine...

  • A history of Jews in Argentina

    July 16, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Argentina’s Jewish community is the largest in Latin America, with 240,000 Jews, most of them living in Buenos Aires. The majority of them are Ashkenazi, and about 15 percent are Sephardic.

     According to a 2005 socio-demographic study by the American Jewish Joint Distribution...

  • Twenty years since the AMIA bombing in Argentina

    July 16, 2014 | 10:22 am

    In a plaza across the street from the Argentine Supreme Court here in Buenos Aires, Sofía Tarlovsky points to two names inscribed on a sundial-shaped memorial, both of them her former kindergarten students. Instead of minute marks, the clock marks time with wooden sticks carved...

  • Chimichurri [recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    July 3, 2014 | 7:30 pm

    Argentianian Chimichurri is a great sauce to make and have on hand in the fridge for steak, chicken, vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and on some salads. They call it the ketchup of Latin America, which means you can use it on anything. My personal favorite is for Kosher Pigs in...

  • My boyfriend is REALLY into the World Cup.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 17, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Soccer: know nothing about it, never cared about it, and frankly, don't understand what people find in it. Unlike other sports, basketball, for instance, a soccer match can end with almost no action on the field. A game can actually end with no goals (but many "almosts",) and...

  • Argentine neo-Nazi group approved as political party

    June 12, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    An ultranationalist organization led by Alejandro Biondini, an accused neo-Nazi, won legal approval as a registered political party.

    Buenos Aires Judge Ariel Lijo granted the approval for Bandera Vecinal, or Local Flag, on Wednesday. The party, which is expected to participate in...

  • Israeli ex-envoy to Argentina: We killed most AMIA bombers

    January 3, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Israel has killed most of the people responsible for the 1994 bombing at a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires, a former Israeli ambassador to Argentina said.

    “The vast majority of the guilty parties are in another world, and this is something we did,” Yitzhak Aviran said...

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