South America

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Impeachment Crisis Rattles Divided Brazil

03/19/2016 10:31 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Brazil’s deepening political crisis laid bare sharp divisions in Latin America’s biggest economy Saturday as President Dilma Rousseff risked impeachment and her once-popular predecessor “Lula”

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Argentina Strikes Debt Deal With Individual Bondholders

03/18/2016 1:09 PM

(AFP). A group of 115 small Argentine creditors has reached a repayment deal with the country to clear their 15-year-old claims on defaulted bonds, a US

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IMF Urges Crisis-Hit Brazil to Boost Its Economy

03/17/2016 3:28 PM

(AFP). The International Monetary Fund on Thursday called on Brazil to reinforce its economy as the country grapples with a severe political and economic crisis. “Clearly,

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Jewish Seattle Woman Becomes First Sephardic American Jew to Gain Spanish Citizenship

03/17/2016 2:51 PM Updated: 1 year ago

A historic milestone was reached on February 15, when Seattle real estate broker Doreen Alhadeff became the first American to reach the end of a process

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Over 400 Jewish Leaders to Attend World Jewish Congress Assembly in Buenos Aires

03/10/2016 12:16 PM

More than 400 Jewish leaders are expected on March 15-17 to gather for the World Jewish Congress’s Special Plenary Assembly in Buenos Aires. Argentinian President-Elect Mauricio Macri

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Brazilian Jewish Community in Panic Over Zika Virus

03/09/2016 4:08 PM

Brazil’s Jewish community has panicked over the outbreak of the Zika virus, a deadly mosquito-transmitted disease believed to cause serious birth defects and other medical issues.

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Argentina Making Progress on Its Debts With U.S. Court-Appointed Attorney’s Help

02/23/2016 2:17 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Daniel Pollack, an attorney who was assigned in 2014 by the U.S. District Court as “special master” in charge of overseeing negotiations between Argentina and a

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In Crisis-Ridden Venezuela, Electricity Is Also Scarce

02/13/2016 8:01 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Venezuelans are accustomed to severe shortages of oil, diapers and other staple products. But those hoping to buy what they could find got a new

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Argentina In ‘Breakthrough’ Offer To Creditors

02/06/2016 10:49 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP) Argentina’s new government has offered $6.5 billion to settle its long debt battle with “holdout” creditors, the government and a US mediator said Friday, declaring

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Funeral to be Held for Orthdox Jewish Girl Killed in Honduras Bus Accident

01/14/2016 5:07 PM

The funeral for 21 year old Daniella Moffson, an Orthodox Columbia University student from the Upper East Side killed in a bus accident in Honduras, will

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Marcelo Birmajer Says Brother’s Killers No Different from Nazis

01/07/2016 4:55 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Renowned Argentinian author Marcelo Birmajer, famous for such works as El abogado de Marciano, Hechizos de amor, and the film El abrazo partial, leveled harsh criticism this week

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Argentinian Prosecutor Requests Reopening of Case Surrounding Bombing at AMIA Jewish Community Center

12/15/2015 2:19 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Argentinian federal prosecutor Raul Plee has requested the re-opening of a complaint against former Argentinian president Christine Kirchner. Filed by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman, Buenos Aires

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AJCongress President Attends Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s Inauguration

12/14/2015 1:23 PM Updated: 1 year ago

On Dec. 10, American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen attended the inauguration ceremony of Argentinian President-Elect Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. Rosen was invited to attend

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The Cubans Are Coming; Or Trying To

11/25/2015 12:14 PM Updated: 1 year ago

This morning, the State Department issued a statement condemning the sentencing of two Cuban citizens, Vladimir Morera Bacallao and Jorge Ramirez Calderon for peaceful protest.  Cuba

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Construction Workers’ Strike Stalls Panama Canal Expansion

11/25/2015 8:12 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP) A nationwide strike by construction workers in Panama on Tuesday stalled already delayed work on expanding the Panama Canal, a union leader said. “The strike

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Marci wins Argentina Elections, Exit Polls Show

11/22/2015 5:47 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Pro-market leader Mauricio Macri won Argentina’s presidential runoff vote on Sunday, according to exit polls, heralding an end to 12 years of

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Brazilian President Rejects Appointment of Dani Dayan as Israel’s Ambasssdor

09/21/2015 2:16 PM Updated: 1 year ago

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently opposed the appointment of former Israeli settlement leader Dani Dayan as ambassador to her country, Israeli daily Ynet reported Sunday. The

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Amid Controversy Argentina to Compensate Jewish Center Bombing Victims

04/30/2015 12:11 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(JNS). Argentina’s legislature has approved a bill to compensate the victims of the 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The bill

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Former Israeli Ambassador Appointed As Head of Uruguay’s Foreign Ministry

03/01/2015 5:29 PM

Bernardo Greiver was appointed as secretary general of the ministry on Sunday. This move announced by Dr. Tabare Vazequez was to strengthen ties between Uruguay and

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400,000 Argentines March in Memory of Alberto Nisman, Express Anger At Gov’t

02/19/2015 11:14 AM

It was pouring rain but that didn’t deter thousands of Argentineans from marching in memory of Alberto Nisman. The march was led by a group of