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


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


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