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Botbol Hatchuel, Abraham
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Abraham Botbol Hachuel, Venezuelan writer, economist, insurer, poet, and journalist, was born (no date available) in the Spanish-ruled port of Ceuta on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. His family moved to nearby Tetouan while he was still an infant, and that is where he grew up and spent most of his youth. After earning a graduate degree in economics from the University of Geneva, he moved to Caracas in Venezuela. There he soon became a well-known leader of the Jewish community. He has been president of both the Asociación Israelita de Venezuela (AIV) and the Confederación de Asocia…

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Gisela Heffes, “Botbol Hatchuel, Abraham”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0004530>
First published online: 2010

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