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KHACHKAR BROUGHT FROM ARMENIA PLACED IN BUENOS AIRES "ARMENIA" SQUARE

BUENOS AIRES, DECEMBER 16, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. On December 14, a khachkar (cross-stone) brought from Armenia was placed in Buenos Aires "Armenia" square. The khachkar symbolizes the gratitude of the Armenian people to Argentina.

As it was reported by the "Liberty" radio station, officials, representatives of the Armenian community of Argentina were present at the ceremony of khachkar placing. The khachkar was placed in the park of the "Armenia" square owing to the efforts of benefactor Gevorg Karagozlu.

Argentina has a large Armenian community. The Argentine parliament has recognized the Armenian Genocide.


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Project for Armenian Genocide Museum was announced in Buenos Aires

Agencia de Noticias Prensa Armenia Armenia 1366, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel. (5411) 4775-7595 prensa@diarioarmenia.org.ar www.twitter.com/PrensaArmenia www.prensaarmenia.com.ar


Project for Armenian Genocide Museum was announced in Buenos Aires


Agencia Prensa Armenia ( Link -> http://www.prensaarmenia.com.ar/2014/05/project-for-armenian-genocide-museum.html ) ).- The City of Buenos Aires will donate a property to the Armenian community for the construction of an Armenian Genocide Museum, according to Undersecretary for Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism Lic. Claudio Avruj.

In dialogue with Prensa Armenia, Undersecretary Avruj stressed the importance of the project "that joins the efforts of both Buenos Aires and Argentina" to recognize the Armenian Genocide and added that it is an initiative that will benefit both the Armenian community and people in general.

Carolina Karagueuzian, director of the Armenian National Committee of Buenos Aires, said that "this will be a collective project that will show the struggle of the Armenian community in the country to keep the memory of the Armenian Genocide alive", and also "a space for reflection on genocidal practices and the importance of respect for human rights."

Last April 24 a similar project was launched in Uruguay, with the presentation of the Armenian Genocide Museum Foundation coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Culture together with Uruguayan Armenian organizations in the country .

( Link -> http://www.prensaarmenia.com.ar/search/label/Internacionales )

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Genocide Commemorations

BUENOS AIRES ARCHBISHOP CALLED TURKEY TO UNCONDITIONALLY RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net 25.04.2006 23:21 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ There ceremony of commemoration of victims of the Armenian Genocide, held by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) was a peculiar beginning of events marking the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, reports the Press Service of the Armenian MFA. The Cardinal urged Turkey to unconditionally recognize the Armenian Genocide as a gravest crime of Ottoman Turkey against the Armenian people and the entire humanity.

A mourning liturgy was served April 24 in Armenian churches of Argentine. Wreaths were laid at Armenian monuments. Youth organizations organized political actions: a procession, which then came to the Turkish Embassy building to protest. British House of Lords former Speaker, baroness Caroline Cox delivered a lecture at the International Book Exhibition. Speaking of this crime against humanity she said the Genocide was not properly recognized in some countries owing to political considerations. She hoped Turkey will finally realize "the importance for the Turkish people to get rid of this load."

April 24 events marking the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide continues in Argentine. Armenian community members laid a wreath to monument to Argentinean national hero - general San-Martin. A monument opened in the Armenian Square of Buenos Aires dedicated to victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Argentinean media wrote about the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide for several days. April 23 the central 7th channel broadcast a program, dedicated to the Genocide.


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Armenian Churches

Armenian Churches in the Americas#Argentina

Armenians of Buenos Aires

These are Armenians who were born or who have lived in Buenos Aires:

Edith Khachatourian, Patrick Tateossian

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