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  • Argentine spy at center of Nisman case accused of smuggling

    1 week 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...

  • Argentines demand independent judiciary in huge street march

    2 weeks ago

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully through the Argentine capital on Wednesday demanding an independent judiciary, as the country reels from the death of a state prosecutor who had been investigating the president.

    The protest, one of the biggest during President...

  • Dead Argentinian prosecutor had drafted request for president’s arrest

    February 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentinian prosecutor found dead in mysterious circumstances last month had drafted a request that President Cristina Fernandez be arrested for conspiring to derail his probe into the deadly bombing of a Jewish center, the investigator into his death said on Tuesday.

    The...

  • Judge asked to invalidate Iran-Argentine probe of 1994 bombing

    November 13, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    An Argentine prosecutor has asked a judge to declare as unconstitutional an agreement between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the deadly 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that local courts blamed on Tehran.

    Alberto Nisman, who oversaw an...

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  • Argentine soccer club loses points due to anti-Semitic fans

    May 2, 2012 | 10:18 am

    An Argentine soccer club lost points after a penalty was leveled due to anti-Semitic chants made by its fans.

    The Argentine Football Association Disciplinary Court meted out the penalty to the Chacarita Juniors soccer club after anti-Semitic chants were made by Chacarita´s fans...

  • AMIA and Minority Insecurity: How Do We Attack Corruption?

    March 29, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    A few days ago, I took my students to visit AMIA, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that was bombed in 1994, leaving 85 killed and hundreds injured. It was heart-wrenching to hear the personal stories only a few days after the attack at the school in Toulouse.

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  • Argentine foreign minister visits Jewish leaders

    February 8, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman visited the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires two months after his government recognized a unilateral Palestinian state.

    Timerman, who is Jewish, met with Jewish community leaders Feb. 2 to tell them that the government is...

  • Bombing Suspect Ahmad Vahidi overwhelmingly chosen to be Iran’s defense minister [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 12:27 am

    From BBCNews.com.

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose Ahmad Vahidi, wanted by Argentina over the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre, as his new defence minister.

    Mr Vahidi was strongly supported by Iran’s parliament, the Majlis, with 227 MPs backing him out of 286, Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani said.

    Read the full story at BBCNews.com.

     

  • L.A. Jews Aid Argentines

    By Florencia Arbiser

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The plight of Argentine Jews hammered by the collapse of their country's economy was forcefully brought home to a contingent of Los Angeles Jews this month.

    Twenty-two young leaders active at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles joined the United Jewish Communities (UJC)/Ben...

  • Passover Rescue

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Five months ago, Beatrice Ballageure was struggling to make ends meet as a single, 47-year-old Jewish woman living in the capital city of an economically depressed Argentina. She had lost her job several months earlier, but she owned her own apartment and had enough money in the bank...

  • Federations Send Aid to Argentina

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The United Jewish Communities has pledged more than $40 million this year for the rescue and relief of the Jews of Argentina.

    Most U.S. federations say they are committed to meeting the goal that the umbrella organization has set to aid Argentine Jews, whose country has been hit by a...

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