Readers may well be introduced to the fotonovela today in Tablet Magazine. Ilan Stavans (author of Nextbook Press’s Resurrecting Hebrew) chats with deputy editor Gabriel Sanders about the innovative Latin American genre, which is like a graphic novel with photographs instead of drawings, and about the new one he helped produce, Once@9:53am, about the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that killed 85 and wounded more than 300.
The bombing was actually back in the news this week, with Argentina’s foreign minister denying reports that his country had given up investigations into that bombiing as well as a 1992 bomb at Israel’s embassy that killed 29. Apparently Argentina agreed to let the cases go in order to improve trade ties with Iran—which is expected to have been behind the slaughters.
Argentina’s FM Denies His Government Offered to End Investigations Into 1990s Terror Bombings [AP/WP]
Related: The Rafsanjani Connection [Tablet Magazine]