In history as in Argentine society there are deep scars. From time to time, the calendar marks a special date, a new anniversary, and memory stirs not only to remember but also to make latent again the pain of those past wounds that still demand to be attended to. This Tuesday, July 18, marks 29 years, nothing more and nothing less than 29 years of request for Justice for the victims of the deadliest attack in Argentine history.
The year was 1994 when the Argentine Jewish community suffered the largest terrorist attack in the country’s history. That Monday, at 9:53 am, a car bomb exploded in front of the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300. Until today, the attack continues. unresolved and those responsible were not brought to justice.
This year, like others, a commemorative act will be held with a renewed request for justice in the city of Buenos Aires. On this occasion, the event was convened under the slogan “Absent Justice. Let us say present” and as every year since the attack, at 9:53, the exact time the building was blown up, it will begin with the sound of a siren .
“When justice is slow and inefficient, impunity increases with each passing day and it is unacceptable to live with it,” AMIA head Amos Linetzky said in the call.