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  • Argentine president, addressing Jewish group, vows progress on AMIA probe

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri promised to “make headway” in investigating the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in an address to Jewish leaders in the capital city. Macri addressed the opening gala Tuesday night of the Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress, which is being held this week for…

  • Argentine judge denies request to reopen Nisman complaint against ex-president  

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – A federal judge in Argentina rejected a request to reopen an investigation into allegations by the late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman that former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her government covered up Iran’s role in the bombing of a Jewish center. Federal Judge Daniel Rafecas ruled late last…

  • Jewish man’s murder spurs warning of Islamist terrorism arriving in Latin America

    (JTA) — The murder of a Jewish businessman in Uruguay marks the arrival of Islamist terrorism from the Middle East to Latin America, a Jewish group said. “The murderer’s cry of ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) points to the transplantation of Islamist terrorism from the Middle East to Latin America,” Shimon Samuels, the director of international relations for the…

  • Argentine president to address summit of Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentina’s president will address an international summit of Jewish leaders meeting in Buenos Aires on the anniversary of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy there. More than 400 Jewish leaders are expected to gather for the Special Plenary Assembly of the World Jewish Congress March 15-17 in conjunction with a…

  • Ex-spy links Argentine gov’t to Nisman death, spurring venue change to murder court

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A former Argentine spymaster accused the government of former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of being responsible for the death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman, spurring a venue change to a court that hears murder cases. Following more than 15 hours of testimony on Tuesday from Antonio “Jaime” Stiuso, the former…

  • Argentine prosecutor: AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Alberto Nisman was murdered, the attorney general for Argentina’s Criminal Appeals Court said — the first suggestion by the country’s judicial branch that the AMIA special prosecutor’s mysterious death may have been an assassination. Ricardo Saenz in a letter to the judges on Thursday called for a federal investigation of…

  • Israeli player speaks up for pope’s Soccer for Peace match

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — An Israeli soccer player recorded a message of support for Pope Francis’ second Soccer for Peace exhibition match. On Wednesday, the pope launched the second edition of Soccer for Peace featuring all-star players scheduled for May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Eran Zahavi of Maccabi Tel Aviv was among the…

  • Argentina dedicates national monument honoring Holocaust victims, rescuers

    Twenty-six non-Jews who helped save Jews are listed on the Buenos Aires monument in the Righteous Among the Nations promenade.

  • Alberto Nisman remembered one year after his still-mysterious death

    One speaker, a prominent journalist, told the thousands assembled that the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing was murdered.

  • Argentine president receives Nisman’s daughters on anniversary of his death

    Mauricio Macri has ordered government agencies to declassify every file related to the AMIA special prosecutor’s still unresolved death.