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President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala on Sunday instructed his embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Morales said in a brief post on his official Facebook page that he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters reported. The move followed the historic declaration earlier in the month by U.S. President Donald Trump, formally...
A Jewish lawmaker will preside over the municipal chamber of the city that is home to Brazil’s third largest Jewish community. Valter Nagelstein, who has been serving as Porto Alegre municipal chamber’s vice president since 2016, was elected president Monday and will assume the position on Jan. 1, reported the Brazilian news website G1. “Walter is acknowledged by everyone as the representative of our...
The Jewish Argentine federation for sports and social community centers, or FACCMA, for the first time has elected a female president. Monica Sucari of Hacoaj, a sports and cultural club with 7,800 members north of Buenos Aires, was elected Monday to lead FACCMA, a Spanish acronym that stands for Argentine Federation of Maccabiah Community Centers. She is vice president of...
A judge has ordered the arrest of former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre which killed 85. Judge Claudio Bonadio’s has also requested the removal of 64-year-old Mrs Kirchner’s judicial immunity, AFP reports. Mrs Kirchner, who served as Argentina’s president from 2007 until 2015,, has previously...
The Israeli company SodaStream will begin operating in Argentina as a first step toward selling its products throughout Latin America. The sparkling water brand will invest approximately $36 million in its first industrial plant in Argentina. “Here is the first country where we are going to settle with an office, then we will go to Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia,” CEO...
A Brazilian diplomat who played a crucial role in the creation of the State of Israel 70 years ago was remembered in his country at several ceremonies. Oswaldo Aranha as president of the U.N. General Assembly presided over the vote held on Nov. 29, 1947, and heavily lobbied for the majority in favor of the resolution that partitioned the British Mandate...
Fuerza Mexico. It was the phrase that flooded social media beginning on Sept. 19. After an earthquake devastated Mexico City, this message of hope was shared millions of times on social media, and is still being shared, to raise awareness for earthquake relief efforts. Fuerza Mexico, translates to Mexico strong, but for Eddy Kreimerman Meyohas, Fuerza Mexico means being able...
RIO DE JANEIRO — A candidate in Chile’s upcoming presidential election declared Israel “a threat to world peace.” Eduardo Artes, leader of the leftist Patriotic Union party, made the comment in an interview broadcast Friday with Chile’s HispanTV. He also pledged that as president he would conduct a comprehensive review of his country’s relations with the Jewish state. “The treaties that Chile currently maintains with...
Frans Krajcberg, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed sculptors and environmentalists, has died. The Polish-born Jewish artist, whose entire family was killed in the Holocaust, died in a Rio hospital Wednesday. He was 96. An accomplished painter, engraver and photographer, he was most famous for his sculptures made from tree trunks and roots burned by destructive wildfires. “There are evidently in my work...
uebla, México embraces la ‘Ciudad de las Ideas’ or the City of Ideas,” for the tenth consecutive year this November 17-19th. The international festival of brilliant minds, is “a celebration of the creativity and curiosity of the human being," said Andrés Roemer, curator and co-founder of the event, the only one of its kind. La Ciudad de las Ideas is...

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