The following opinion column was written by Andres Oppenheimer, an Argentine journalist who has been living in the United States for several decades and is an expert in Latin American affairs.
Brazil is considering designating Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as President Jair Bolsonaro increasingly aligns his government with the U.S. on foreign policy.
By Eduardo Eurnekia - On July 18, 1994, the center of Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of Argentina, was shattered by a huge explosion. A suicide bomber drove his explosives-loaded van into the building of the Jewish Community (AMIA-Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), killing 85 people and injuring hundreds.
“This year we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the attack on the headquarters of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires”.
Argentine security officials say that an Iranian couple was arrested in Buenos Aires for travelling on fake Israeli passports. Local reports say a 27-year old man and a 30-year old woman were arrested on March 12, travelling on forged Israeli passports under the fake names of Netanel and Rivka Toledano. The couple travelled from Spain to Argentina.
Former Argentine president and current senator Carlos Menem was acquitted Thursday in the trial for the cover-up of the 1994 attack on the headquarters of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA).
The United States barred former Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations Hector Timerman from entering the country because of several pending court cases. The Argentine government said it would appeal the decision, and request a new visa, since Mr. Timerman, who was under house arrest, was allowed by Federal Judge Sergio Torres to travel overseas for medical reasons.
Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead days after accusing former President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, was murdered, a federal judge said on Tuesday
A new report summarizing the findings of an Argentina police probe into the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, who accused Argentina's government of covering up Iranian involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994, has determined that the prosecutor was murdered.
A new toxicology report on the body of Alberto Nisman, the late Argentine prosecutor, found that ketamine and clonazepam were in his blood at the time his death, Argentine federal criminal prosecutor Ricardo Saenz announced this week.