AMIA bombing remembered


On the 14th anniversary of the AMIA bombing, Jewish leaders and Latin American legislators talked about combating global terrorism.

The bombing of the AMIA, the Buenos Aires Jewish community center, remains unsolved. Eighty-five people died in the 1994 attack.

The group that gathered Thursday under the auspices of the Latin American Jewish Congress included 21 Latin American legislators and 30 Jewish leaders, including representatives from Argentina, Israel, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Brazil.

Agustin Zbar, a former Argentinean legislator and an adviser to the political umbrella group for Argentine Jewry, the DAIA, told JTA it was positive to see legislators from a variety of Latin American countries recognize the need for anti-terrorist laws.


“It is good to have several countries represented at this first regional approach,” he said. “However, we still need the involvement of legislators from Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador.”

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