Mideast Delegates Visit Uruguay, Argentine Armens

Reporter, Beirut, 9 April 2014

Famed Turkish author-publisher Ragip Zarakolu of Turkey and a Lebanese-Armenian journalistic delegation will join Armenians of Uruguay and Argentina this year to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Genocide of Armenians.

Argentina and Uruguay are two Latin American states, along with Brazil, which opened their welcoming arms to the survivors of the Genocide of Armenians and the Assyrians and their offspring. Uruguay also has the proud distinction of being the first state to recognize (1965) the Genocide.

Reporter, Beirut, 9 April 2014

Famed Turkish author-publisher Ragip Zarakolu of Turkey and a Lebanese-Armenian journalistic delegation will join Armenians of Uruguay and Argentina this year to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Genocide of Armenians.

Argentina and Uruguay are two Latin American states, along with Brazil, which opened their welcoming arms to the survivors of the Genocide of Armenians and the Assyrians and their offspring. Uruguay also has the proud distinction of being the first state to recognize (1965) the Genocide.

The Lebanese delegation will include Hamo Moskofian, the international correspondent of Keghart.com, Tidag Magazine and Dr. Eddie Racoubian, photographer and son of Tidag's founding publisher Dr. Sam Racoubian. They were invited by journalist and Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) representative Diego Karamoungian (Arax Radio in Montevideo), Sergio Nahabedian (AGBU and RAG) and Diana Der Garabedian (editor-in-chief, Sardarabad weekly).

The delegation will hold meetings with political, cultural and religious figures and conduct interviews with the media. Among the prominent people they meet will be Uruguay's Minister of Tourism Liliam Keshishian and Johana Riva Garabedian, Miss Uruguay.

On April 24 a commemorative march will head to the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Montevideo. Speeches by Mr. Zarakolu and Hamo Moskofian will follow.

The Lebanese-Armenian journalists will then head to Buenos Aires for a another busy schedule of gatherings and interviews.

Ragip Zarakoglu at Capitol Hill For Armenian Genocide
April 9, 2014

Buenos Aires City Legislature approved two projects on Armenian Genocide

 

The Buenos Aires City Legislature issued on April 3 a statement written by legislators Virginia Gonzalez Gass and Maria Raquel Herrero to commemorate April 24 as the "Day of the First Genocide of the 20th Century", on the "99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide."

The Legislature also approved a project submitted by the legislator Pablo Ferreyra to ask the Ministry of Education to perform "the necessary arrangements for individual school districts and schools in the City ​​to carry out curricular activities alluding to the 'Day of action for tolerance and respect between people'", referring to the Law 26.199 that commemorates the genocide suffered by the armenian people every April 24.

"Educating on memory is to educate on the respect and protection of human rights. In this sense, it is essential to promote the inclusion of the issue of genocide in education, not only to remember but also to consider the conditions that made possible such aberrant and savage events", said Ferreyra in a press statement.

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