In 1992, a bomb ripped through the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, located on a peaceful and seemingly out-of-the-way corner of Recoleta at the intersection of calles Suipacha and Arroyo. Twenty-nine people lost their lives in the tragedy, and -- as with the 1994 attack on the Jewish community group, the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, which killed 85 people -- the culprits are unknown, but suspected to have been working with overseas groups. Under former President Néstor Kirschner, investigations related to the bombings have been reopened. The site is now a very tranquil place for contemplation, converted into a park graced by 22 trees and seven benches to represent the people who died in the embassy bombing. The outline of the once-elegant building remains on the adjacent structure, like a ghost speaking for the dead.
- © Frommer's 2013
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