South America


Venezuelan president tries to mend frayed ties with Jewish community

02/23/2017 2:46 PM Updated: 1 month ago

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro met with the country’s Jewish leaders in Caracas Tuesday as part of an effort to mend ties in what has been a


Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the


White House Criticizes Nicaraguan Elections As President Achieves Third Consecutive Term

11/07/2016 3:40 PM Updated: 5 months ago

The United States said Monday it is “deeply concerned” by what it described as Nicaragua’s “flawed presidential and legislative” electoral process. Daniel Ortega, the country’s president

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Mixed Reaction in Columbia as President Wins Nobel

10/09/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Oslo (AFP) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a half-century war with the FARC

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John Kerry Speaks With Colombian President After Peace Deal With Rebels Falls Through

10/05/2016 2:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

In a phone conversation with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized U.S. support for Colombia. The Secretary of State said

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Spread of Superbug Could Lead to Global Disaster

09/19/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Washington (AFP) – The spread of superbugs that are resistant to all known drug treatments could spark a global financial crisis on the level of the

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Chile Celebrates Anniversary of Independence From Spain

09/16/2016 1:36 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Speaking on behalf of President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry extended congratulations Friday to Chile on its Independence Day. The country gained independence from Spain

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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For Protests Against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

09/01/2016 5:32 PM

Hundreds of thousands took part in protests in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas Thursday, calling for an end to the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Brazilian Senate Prepares For Vote on Rousseff Impeachment

08/31/2016 10:42 AM

Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Senate was set to vote Wednesday on stripping Dilma Rousseff of the presidency in a traumatic impeachment trial set to end 13

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Venezuelan Magazine Prints Edition With Anti-Semitic Cover

08/17/2016 12:26 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Controversy has been sparked by a recent edition of Venezuelan weekly journal Las Verdades de Miguel, which features anti-Semitic imagery on the cover. Invoking Nazi-esque caricatures, the

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Last Unknown Victim of 1994 AMIA Jewish Center Bombing in Argentina Identified

08/11/2016 4:28 PM

Augusto Daniel Jesus, the only unidentified victim of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center, has been identified, according to a Wednesday announcement by the

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Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates Ecuador on 207th Anniversary of Independence

08/10/2016 10:39 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry congratulatde Ecuador Wednesday on the 207th anniversary of its proclamation of Independence. The country gained independence on May 24, 1822, after

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US Congratulates Peru on 195th Anniversary of Independence

07/28/2016 2:38 PM

The U.S. State Department issued congratulations Thursday to Peru, which celebrated the 195th anniversary of its independence from the Spanish Empire on July 28, 1821. In

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White House Sets New Measures to Address Humanitarian Challenges in Central America

07/26/2016 5:20 PM

The United States has taken measures throughout 2016 to address humanitarian challenges in Central America, a White House spokesperson said Tuesday. A series of initiatives have

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Jewish Heritage Center Inaugurated in Portugal

07/26/2016 3:01 PM

A Jewish heritage center was inaugurated July 15 in the Portuguese town of Monsaraz. The Interactive Center of Jewish Culture’s official inauguration was made by Portuguese

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Argentine-Brazilian Jewish Director Hector Babenco Dies at 70

07/26/2016 1:03 PM

Hector Eduardo Babenco, an Argentine-born Brazilian Jewish filmmaker who took home a best director Oscar for his 1985 film “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, died last Wednesday

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Colombia’s Vice Health Minister Reports Drastic Decline in Zika Virus Infections

07/25/2016 4:24 PM

Cases of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease causing birth defects in women, have dropped to 600 cases a week in Colombia, the country’s Vice Health

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Jewish Community Organization Moishe House Opens First House in Uruguay, Broadening Its Reach

07/25/2016 2:04 PM Updated: 9 months ago

Moishe House, an organization creating grassroots Jewish communities for college graduates in their 20s, opened its first house in Montevideo, Uruguay in June as part of

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Israeli President Receives Historic First Visit From Paraguayan President

07/18/2016 3:25 PM

President Reuven Rivlin met Monday with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, marking the first state visit by a Paraguayan President to Israel, Israel’s Government Press Office reported. Rivlin

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ADL Experts to Participate in Forum Against Latin American Anti-Semitism in Argentina

07/17/2016 10:41 AM

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) experts will be participating in the upcoming First Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism in Latin America, according to an organizational press release. Beginning in Buenos Aires,