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  • The Jewish don of Latin American TV says ‘adios’ after 53 years

    September 17, 2015 | 9:30 am

    On Saturday, the Spanish language television network Univision will host the final broadcast of “Sábado Gigante.”

    With 53 years on TV, the world’s longest-running variety show is an eclectic, strange mashup of a game show, a talk show and live entertainment. There are singing...

  • Five Latin American nations pull envoys to Israel since Gaza conflict start

    July 30, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    El Salvador is the fifth Latin American nation to pull its ambassador from Israel since the launch of Israel’s operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    El Salvador’s order Wednesday protesting Israel’s actions in the conflict means it joins Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador in...

  • A fascination with Abraham Lincoln

    November 14, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    Filmmaker Salvador Litvak has been trying to make a movie about Abraham Lincoln for 12 years, a dream that was finally realized with the completion of his independent film “Saving Lincoln.” But Litvak is hardly alone in his fascination: This year, we saw the 19th century president...

  • Israeli tourist released from Chile jail

    February 9, 2012 | 10:35 am

    An Israeli tourist charged by Chile with accidentally starting a massive forest fire in a popular national park was fined and released.

    Rotem Singer, 23, was ordered by a court in Puerto Natales to pay a $10,000 fine to the government of Chile and perform two years of community...

  • Chile calls on Israel to compensate for park fire

    January 3, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Chilean investigators reportedly believe that a fire in a popular national park is the work of arsonists, though an Israeli remains charged with negligently starting the blaze.

    Some Chilean lawmakers have called on Israel to compensate Chile for the damage because an Israeli...

  • Israel, U.S. woo Latin America after neglect leads to tilt away

    March 21, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    It’s time for the West to woo Latin America—some will say it’s about time.

    The United States and Israel appear to be heading toward increasing their focus on the area following years of neglect that has resulted in closer ties between Latin America and Iran—and gains for the...

  • Jewish businessman gifting rescued miners

    October 13, 2010 | 9:20 am

    Chilean mining executive Leonardo Farkas has written $10,000 checks to each of the 33 miners who are being rescued from a collapsed mine in Chile after being trapped for more than two months.

    Farkas reportedly gave the checks in the miners’ names to each of the families and set up a...

  • Chile’s Jews part of the larger community in Santiago

    By Peter Rothholz

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When a fire alarm sounds in the south-central section of Santiago, it's answered by a unique company of firefighters -- Bomba Israel. In keeping with the Chilean custom, this is an all-volunteer bomba (fire brigade), and each of the company's firefighters is Jewish. Their emblem is...
  • Latin America Aims for Northern Palates

    By Larry Luxner

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    Guarding the entrance to Bodegas Barberis, a family-owned winery in western Argentina, is a small ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary, known locally as the Virgen de la Carrodilla.

    "She's our local patron saint and protector of the vineyards," said Adrian Barberis, who with his...