Argentina

  • Argentine President Visits Amia Center

    The president of Argentina laid three wreaths at the central Jewish institution in Buenos Aires to recall terrorist attacks against the local Jewish community. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Dec. 18 made her first visit to the AMIA center since assuming the presidency. Fernandez de Kirchner placed the bouquets at the building’s entrance as a… More ▸

  • Delegation in Argentina Honors Amia Victims

    An American Jewish Committee delegation in Argentina honored the victims of the AMIA terrorist attack. The delegation, led by President Richard Sideman, is meeting with Jewish leaders and government officials. Its members visited the AMIA Jewish central institution Monday to remember the 85 people killed in the 1994 terrorist attack on the building. No one… More ▸

  • Ex-argentine Officials Accused of Blocking Amia Probe

    Former Argentine officials accused of blocking the investigation into the AMIA bombing will testify before a federal judge. Ex-president Carlos Menem is among seven ex-officials who are being called on to testify in the coming days by Ariel Lijo. Others among the seven former officials on Lijo’s list are intelligence service office head Hugo Anzorregui… More ▸

  • Diplomat Who Survived Argentina’s ‘dirty War’ Speaks out Against Iran

    Iran must own up to its crimes the way Argentina did after the “dirty war” of the 1970s if it ever hopes to cleanse its collective soul. So says Hector Timerman, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, and a survivor of that war — one of the darkest chapters in modern Latin American history. Timerman,… More ▸

  • Some in Argentina Wonder Whether New Amia Leader Represents Everyone

    Will the first Orthodox leader of Argentina’s largest Jewish institution represent the entire community? Some Argentine Jews were pondering this question after Guillermo Borger, the new president of the 114-year-old Argentine Israeli Mutual Association, or AMIA, was quoted in a newspaper article referring to “genuine Jews.” At his inaugural speech on June 12, Borger, the… More ▸

  • Keeping Teens off the Streets, Argentine School Trains Young Jews

    It was getting late on a recent Wednesday night, but a group of Jewish teenagers stayed huddled in a fifth-floor office here practicing their Hebrew in between bites of cookies. Next door, another group danced to thumping Israeli music, moving around a room decorated with maps of Israel and Hebrew stickers. There were no notebooks… More ▸

  • Englander Ends Wait for First Novel with Tale of Disappearance in Argentina

    Nearly a decade ago Nathan Englander rocked the literary world with a debut short story collection that gave life to longing through a set of Orthodox Jewish characters yearning for lost love, youth, heritage or freedom. So it’s not surprising that in his highly anticipated debut novel, “The Ministry of Special Cases,” Englander again tackles… More ▸