Argentina

In July 2015 the DAIA (Delegation of Jewish Associations in Argentina) expressed its “deep concern” over what it described as the “unfortunate manifestations” of President Cristina Kirchner, who recommended to young people in the neighborhood of Villa Lugano in Buenos Aires to read “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare, in order to understand “the vulture funds” (alluding to a decade-long financial battle to collect $1.5bn from Argentina on defaulted foreign bonds held by a US hedge fund).

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