Today marks the 28th anniversary of the attack on the AMIA, the largest terrorist attack suffered in Argentina – Diario El Cuco Digital all the news from Valle de Uco

It caused the death of 85 people and more than 300 wounded.

On Monday, July 18, 1994, a bomb exploded at the headquarters of the Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) in the Once neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires. The attack that caused the death of 85 people and more than 300 wounded, constituted the biggest terrorist attack suffered in our country.

The investigation points to a car bomb. Thus, a car disassembler, Carlos Telleldín, and a group of Buenos Aires police officers were found, acquitted in 2004 after a trial that lasted three years. As a consequence of that ruling, President Néstor Kirchner formed the AMIA Fiscal Unit under Alberto Nisman, who after the Memorandum of Understanding with Iran accused President Cristina Fernández.

Nisman was found dead before testifying before Congress. In parallel, the case for the cover-up advanced, which compromised former President Carlos Menem. Eight people were convicted, but Menem was acquitted. The attack still goes unpunished.

The AMIA is a century-old institution whose objectives are to promote the welfare and development of the Argentine Jewish community to ensure the continuity of the traditions and values ​​of its people and strengthen the sense of community. The building located on Pasteur Street, opened its doors in 1945 and after the attack was rebuilt and reopened in 1999 under the slogan: “for justice and for life.” At present, community, welfare and cultural activities are carried out.


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1918. Nelson Mandela is born in Mvezo, South Africa. The leader of the African National Congress spent 27 years a prisoner of apartheid supremacists, between 1963 and 1990. He was released and began the race for the presidency, which he achieved in the historic elections of 1994, the first in which the black majority could vote.. He remained in government until 1999. In 1993 he received the Nobel Peace Prize with Frederik De Klerk, the last white president and architect of the transition to a democratic South Africa. The last public appearance of him was in 2010, when the soccer World Cup was opened. Fifteen years earlier, as president, Mandela had used another World Cup, the rugby world cup, won by South Africa, to promote coexistence between whites and blacks. Died December 5, 2013. The date of his birth was instituted by the UN as Nelson Mandela International Day.

1936. A military uprising against the government of the Second Spanish Republic failed to succeed and led to the beginning of a war. The uprising of Moroccan troops, under the command of Francisco Franco, marks the beginning of the coup against President Manuel Azaña. Left-wing groups reject the coup plotters in various parts of the country and the crisis leads to the Spanish Civil War. The country will bleed for the next three years until Franco’s victorywho will lead a totalitarian regime until his death in 1975.

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