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  • Report: 180 Nazis found refuge in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 29 (JTA) — At least 180 Nazi war criminals settled in Argentina during and after World War II, according to a state panel probing Nazi activities in the country. But even as the panel issued its final report this week, some of its members said the number is probably a lot higher…

  • Legendary Argentine Jewish activist dead

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 14 (JTA) — Jacobo Timerman, a former Argentine political prisoner and lifelong Zionist, died here Nov. 11 at 76 after suffering a heart attack. Timerman, an outspoken and controversial journalist, was best known for his 1981 book on his time in prison, “Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number,” which he…

  • Latin American Jews form virtual bond

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 11 (JTA) — Beginning Jan. 1, 2000 — Y2K willing — Latin American Jews will have their first official Internet site. In a ceremony Monday evening in Buenos Aires, one of the site’s directors, Adhemar Faerstein, said, “The portal will connect individuals and organizations from Ushuaia to Mexico City.” Shalom Online —…

  • Argentine Jews demand justice from new president

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 26 (JTA) — Argentine Jews have given their support to President-elect Fernando de la Rua, but they expect him to live up to his campaign promise to protect the rights of all segments of society. First and foremost on their minds — as it has been for most of the past decade…