After fifty years of Labor Party control, a coalition of Orthodox Jews takes power of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association, a 114-year old Jewish organization in Argentina. Of the five parties, none achieved a majority. The President of the AMIA, Guillermo Bolger is a known Orthodox Jew, however, despite inflammatory comments where he says of Conservative and Reform Jews, "It's a paradox that people call themselves Jews if they don't practice the religion," Borger denies that he would give any favor or preference to Orthodox Judaism. “AMIA is, and will be, the representative of all Jews, without exclusion and with a spirit of dialogue," he said on Thursday night. Argentina has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, with over 225,000. Since the special period ended in 2001, at least 40% live in conditions of poverty.