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Chabad Creates Jewish Welcome Centers for Brazil Summer Olympics in Rio

There will be three Chabad welcome centers for Jewish visitors to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Facing Growing Protests, Venezuela’s President Declares ‘State of Emergency’

Venezuelan President Maduro declares a state of emergency as he fights to retain control over a population increasingly protesting rule by his administration.

Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN Apologizes to Ambassador Danny Danon

Rafael Ramirez asked if "Israel wants a final solution to the Palestinians?"

Brazil Suspends President who Blocked Dani Dayan’s Appointment

Back in January, Dayan tweeted bitterly, “14 MKs labored indefatigably against my appointment in Brazil: 13 Joint Arab List members and one Tzipi Livni.”

Venezuela’s UN Ambassador Compares Israel to Nazis

Venezuela used a presentation by 'Yesh Din' about price tag attacks to compare Israelis to German Nazis.

Brilliant Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx at the Jewish Museum

Burle Marx’s art inhabits a rare space between the rational and the lyrical. Nature’s variability was for him a liberating force.

Deadly 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ecuador

The strongest earthquake in decades has struck Ecuador's coastline, killing dozens and wounding hundreds.

Lufthansa Airline Ordered to Pay $1,400 Over Lack of Kosher Food

It took years for the airline passenger to win a small claims lawsuit after the airline forgot his kosher meal.

Dani Dayan to be Israeli Consul General in New York, Not Ambassador to Brazil

Brazil loses the privilege of having Dani Dayan as Israeli ambassador, and New York wins a great liaison.

Argentine Judges Send Nisman Murder Case to Federal Court

The case of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death now goes to a court that deals with political murders.

Dozens of Brazilian Olim Arrive in Time for Israel’s Purim Carnivals

Immigration from Brazil has more than doubled since 2013, and more than 1,000 Brazilian Jews have started the Aliyah process.

Uruguay Jewish Businessman Stabbed to Death in Islamist Anti-Semitic Attack

The attacker admitted that with the stabbing he was targeting the entire Jewish community in the town.

Argentina Spymaster Testifies Fernandez Govt Involved in Death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Testimony implies former Pres. Cristina Fernandez and her government may have murdered Alberto Nisman.

Prosecutor Confirms: Alberto Nisman Was Murdered

Nisman was the chief investigator of the 1994 car bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85.

Israeli Government Pledges To Invest Over One Million Shekels in Encouraging Brazilian Aliyah

The money will also go towards encouraging aliyah, provide preparatory aliyah seminars, and finding full-time employment for new immigrants prior to their move to Israel.

MK Oren: Israel Must Realize Full Potential in Latin America

Closing missions in South America costs the Israel more money than keeping them active would have done.

Hezbollah Terror Cell Busted by US Drug Enforcement Administration

A Hezbollah terror cell has been charged with drug trafficking in Europe by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Brazilian MP Calls Government ‘Amateurs’ over Dani Dayan Controversy

“Throughout the history of Brazilian diplomacy ... this is the first ... rejection of an ambassador from a democratically elected government."

Israel Sends Donations to Flood Victims in Paraguay, Uruguay

Israel’s embassies in each country are contributing supplies worth $10,000 to help hundreds of displaced citizens.

Retaliation: El Salvador May Move Israeli Embassy to Ramallah

Israel is also planning to close its embassy in Minsk, to be followed by the closing down of the Belarus mission to Tel Aviv.

Report: If Brazil Rejects Dayan, Ambassador’s Post Will Remain Empty

This would effectively downgrade the relationship between the two countries.

Analysis: Rare Friendship Sours As 40 Brazilian Diplomats Oppose Dayan’s Appointment

President Rousseff has not outright rejected the Dayan appointment, hoping that Israel would quietly withdraw it.

Dani Dayan: Tzipi Livni Joined with Arab MKs to Torpedo my Brazil Appointment

Dani Dayan is bitter and hurting over what he knows to be the working behind the scenes of one MK Tzipi Livni

Hotoveli Threatens Downgrading Brazil Ties Unless ‘Settler’ Ambassador Accepted

Dayan is a personal appointment of the prime minister, and snubbing him is like snubbing Bibi.

The Age of Chavez May Be Over As Venezuelan Opposition Wins in Landslide

In the last 15 years more than half of the country’s Jews have left Venezuela, with the local community’s numbers dropping from about 25,000 Jews in 2000 to only 7,000 today.

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