Category Archives: Judaism in Latin America

Argentina, Israel, and Misguided Hyperbole

Israel may have legitimate reasons to dislike the agreement between Iran and Argentina to establish a Truth Commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. However, this is ridiculous: Israel has strongly criticised Argentina for its … Continue reading

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On the Historical Presence of Jews in the Americas

The AP has an interesting, if sad, story on the fading away of an historic Jewish cemetery in Curação. The cemetery has been there since the mid-1700s, but the impacts of human environmental policy have sped up the natural process … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In a potential step towards addressing human rights, Mexico has announced it will move to prosecute military officials accused of human rights violations in civil courts, rather than in secretive military tribunals. Traditionally, military officials who are involved in the drug … Continue reading

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Argentine-Iranian Relations and the Concerns of Argentine Jews

The New York Times has a good piece up on Argentinian-Iranian relations and the Jewish response in Argentina. The two countries have recently and slowly begun improving diplomatic ties through both informal and formal talks, as Argentina seeks to turn to new … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazi Training and Destruction of Jewish Tombs Denounced in Chile

Yesterday, Movilh (the Chilean Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation) denounced before the National Intelligence Agency (ANI) that a group of “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in Chile are receiving paramilitary training and attempted to damage some Jewish tombs. Photos of the activities, … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

As I was absent from blogging the past several days, a lot of worthwhile news came out of Latin America, so today will have two posts on news from around the region (the second will come later today). -Former Guatemalan … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Yesterday marked the 48th anniversary of the military coup that launched Brazil’s 21-year dictatorship, and last Thursday, when retired soldiers got together to celebrate the event, hundreds of people gathered to provide a counter-demonstration, calling the officers “murderers” and demanding … Continue reading

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On This Date in Latin America – March 17, 1992: The Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina

Twenty years ago today, a car bomb exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 29 nine people, injuring 242 more, and becoming the deadliest attack on an Israeli mission ever. At nearly 3PM, a suicide … Continue reading

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Image of the Day – Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA)

Since the posts from this week have focused on non-Catholic religions in Latin America, I figured I’d continue the theme today to close out the week by including one of the more overlooked religious groups in Latin America: Jews. Jewish … Continue reading

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