Argentine Jewish groups boycott commemoration in protest

January 27, 2015 10:23 PM

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform intelligence services that she has suggested were behind the prosecutor's death.

The annual commemoration, which is normally co-hosted by the government and several Jewish groups, was held Tuesday night at the Foreign Ministry. A government statement said a representative of the Israeli Embassy attended the official event.

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