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News and updates about Latin America

'Antidote to antisemitism'

CAM brings Latin American governors to Israel

In the face of recent manifestations of antisemitism and hostility to the Jewish state in Latin America, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) brought a first-ever delegation of governors and mayors from across the region to Israel this week for a special four-day solidarity visit.

CAM brings Latin American governors  to Israel

Brazilian lawmakers arrive in Israel to show support during war

Members of Brazilian National Congress join 1st high-level Latin American delegation to Israel since October 7.

Brazilian lawmakers arrive in Israel to show support during war

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Uruguayan President Lacalle Pou notified FM Cohen that he would open a diplomatic office for innovation in the Israeli capital.

Uruguay to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Iran’s Ayatollahs poke the US in the eye

The threat posed to the US by Iran’s Ayatollahs extends to Latin America up to the US-Mexico border. Not only Israel is endangered. Op-ed.

Iran’s Ayatollahs poke the US in the eye

In Buenos Aires, Jews and Muslims hold landmark meeting

Latin American Jewish and Muslim umbrella groups gather for landmark meeting.

In Buenos Aires, Jews and Muslims hold landmark meeting

ILAN founder describes '4,000-year-old family album'

Isaac Assa explains significance of massive mural depicting all of Jewish history unveiled at Ben Gurion Airport.

ILAN founder describes '4,000-year-old family album'

'Serious violations of int'l law'

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico express concern over actions that challenge " the viability of the two-State solution".

Latin American countries criticize Israeli construction

Mercado Libre: We reduced antisemitic products by 89%

Mercado Libre, largest online retailer in 18 countries, says it got rid of antisemitic products such as Mein Kampf,” Nazi memorabilia.

Mercado Libre: We reduced antisemitic products by 89%

Central American leaders show support for Israel

Lawmakers from Central America gather at first-ever in-person Central America-Israel Forum.

Central American leaders show support for Israel

Bringing the story of Israel's innovation to Latin America

Founder of Israel Latin America Network explains why it is essential to strengthen the relations between Israel and Latin American nations.

Bringing the story of Israel's innovation to Latin America

ILAN expands to US, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala

Israel Latin America Network's first Shimon Peres Lifetime Awards ceremony held today at the Peres Center in Tel Aviv.

ILAN expands to US, Costa Rica, Chile, Guatemala

Iran's Ayatollahs in the US' own backyard

The 40 year entrenchment of Iran in Latin America brought Shite terrorism, drugs and ballistic technology close to the US mainland. Op-ed.

Iran's Ayatollahs in the US' own backyard

Latin American support for Israel celebrated at Hanukkah event

Hanukkah party attended by ambassadors and high-level diplomats from Latin American countries and Israel.

Latin American support for Israel celebrated at Hanukkah event

Make Latin America great-Chile's challenge

Understanding what is really at stake in Chile and how that country can learn from the Israeli model. Opinion.

Make Latin America great-Chile's challenge

Brazilian singer dead in plane crash

Latin Grammy-winning Marilia Mendonsa has been confirmed dead in a crash on her way to a concert.

Brazilian singer dead in plane crash

Watch: Latin America - biggest victim of COVID-19 variants?

Experts say Latin America is fast becoming the new epicenter of the pandemic with over a million virus deaths reported to date.

Watch: Latin America - biggest victim of COVID-19 variants?

Latin America online retailer is removing anti-Semitic objects

Mercado Libre removing books such as “Mein Kampf” and “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” in addition to other Nazi memorabilia.

Latin America online retailer is removing anti-Semitic objects

Coronavirus cases in Latin America pass 7 million mark

Brazil remains the country with the worst outbreak outside the United States though authorities say there is a downward trend.

Coronavirus cases in Latin America pass 7 million mark

'We must all act against Iranian efforts to undermine stability'

FM Gabi Ashkenazi meets Latin American, Caribbean, ambassadors, discussing Iranian entrenchment in Middle East and Trump peace plan.

'We must all act against Iranian efforts to undermine stability'

Israeli tech gains Latin American attention

Inter-American Development Bank and Start-Up Nation Central collab to boost tech relations between Israel, Latin America, and Caribbean.

Israeli tech gains Latin American attention

Latin American Holocaust education network launches

Institutions devoted to Holocaust studies join hands to develop virtual activities for Holocaust education.

Latin American Holocaust education network launches

Latin American officials celebrate Jerusalem Day

Chairmen of Israel Allies Caucuses in 16 parliaments in Latin America and Europe celebrate Jerusalem Day.

Latin American officials celebrate Jerusalem Day

Argentine Jewish chef named top in Latin America by his peers

Israeli-trained owner of 'Mishiguene' restaurant wins 'Chefs Choice Award' for menu with various Jewish foods.

Argentine Jewish chef named top in Latin America by his peers

Could a quarter of all Latinos have Jewish ancestry?

Study shows 23% of tested Latinos likely have Jewish ancestry. 'There are more descendants of Spanish Jews than anyone ever imagined.'

Could a quarter of all Latinos have Jewish ancestry?

Saudi Arabia and Trump’s wisdom of low expectations

Saudi Arabia and Trump’s wisdom of low expectations

Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Latin American Jewish leaders say internal divisions, community leadership are main problems.

Latin American Jews support two-state solution, new survey shows

Barkat: 'Israel strengthened relations with Latin America'

'I brought the blessings of the people of Israel to the (new) President of Paraguay as he was sworn in,' Jerusalem's mayor said.

Barkat: 'Israel strengthened relations with Latin America'

New project aims to study the Latin American Jewish experience

Brandeis University initiative looks to tell oft-overlooked story of Jews of Latin America.

New project aims to study the Latin American Jewish experience

Iranian expansion in US backyard continues unhindered

Will US adopt strategy to counter Iran and Hezbollah base of operations against American interests in Latin America?

Iranian expansion in US backyard continues unhindered

Abbas: Moving embassies to Jerusalem is against int'l law

PA chairman urges Latin American countries not to follow in Paraguay’s footsteps and move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Abbas: Moving embassies to Jerusalem is against int'l law

Latin America's largest airline starts direct flights to Israel

Latam to begin direct flights between Brazil and Israel by year's end.

Latin America's largest airline starts direct flights to Israel

SodaStream enters Latin American market through Argentina

Israeli seltzer company will begin operating in Argentina as a first step to selling its products throughout Latin America.

SodaStream enters Latin American market through Argentina

Brazil official in Israel most senior to visit in over a decade

President of Brazil’s chamber of deputies visits Israel, says Israeli tech can help Brazil fight arms and drug trafficking.

Brazil official in Israel most senior to visit in over a decade

Latin America and the Caribbean aim for coexistence

Leaders declare Latin America and the Caribbean an ‘Inter-Religious Coexistence Zone.’

Latin America and the Caribbean aim for coexistence

Netanyahu lands in Argentina

PM begins historic trip to Latin America, visits sites of deadly terror attacks against Argentinian Jewish community.

Netanyahu lands in Argentina

Netanyahu takes off for Latin America

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu leaves for an historic visit to Latin America. From there he will continue to New York.

Netanyahu takes off for Latin America

Netanyahu says Shin Bet foiled 70 attacks in July-August

Prime Minister Netanyahu praised the Shin Bet security service at Cabinet meeting Sunday, and discussed upcoming trip to Latin America.

Netanyahu says Shin Bet foiled 70 attacks in July-August

PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

Netanyahu leaves for trip to Argentina, Mexico, and Columbia, then meets world leaders at UN General Assembly in New York.

PM Netanyahu leaves on historic visit to Latin America

‘Birthright for Moms’ to lead trips for Spanish-speakers

Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project launches program focusing on bringing Jewish women from Latin America to Israel.

‘Birthright for Moms’ to lead trips for Spanish-speakers

Netanyahu planning landmark visits to Argentina and Mexico

Netanyahu to become first sitting Israeli PM to visit Latin America ahead of UN General Assembly next month.

Netanyahu planning landmark visits to Argentina and Mexico

65% of Latin American Jewish leaders fear terrorist attacks

90% OF Argentinian Jewish leaders fear Islamist terrorists will target their local communities.

65% of Latin American Jewish leaders fear terrorist attacks

Reform movement launches first Latin American rabbinical school

Buenos Aires school to ordain Reform rabbis for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Reform movement launches first Latin American rabbinical school

Latin American academic leaders pledge collaboration with Israel

Some twenty rectors from leading Latin American universities visited Israel and pledged increases in academic collaboration.

Latin American academic leaders pledge collaboration with Israel

Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

Iranian Army Commander says Tehran plans to send warships and destroyers to Latin America, to work with anti-US states.

Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

Zika vaccine may be ready this year

If human testing successful, vaccine to be used during a public health emergency in October or November.

Zika vaccine may be ready this year

Zika virus spreading 'explosively' according to WHO

Scientists warn that it could take a decade to make a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus

Zika virus spreading 'explosively' according to WHO

Fidel Castro Signs Pro-Palestinian Manifesto

Cuban dictator, along with several anti-Israel activists, demands Israel withdraw to 1949 armistice lines.

Fidel Castro Signs Pro-Palestinian Manifesto

Iran: U.S. 'Still Lives in Cold War Era'

The U.S. “still lives in the Cold War era”, said Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, in response to a new law enacted by President Obama.

Iran: U.S. 'Still Lives in Cold War Era'

Israeli Heron UAV Passes Latin America Flight Test

Israel's Heron UAV has passed its latest flight test, a long-range mission across the Andes.

Israeli Heron UAV Passes Latin America Flight Test

Iran Creates Hizbullah Terrorist Training Base in Nicaragua

Iran has established a Hizbullah terrorist training base in northern Nicaragua, according to a report in local media there.

Iran Creates Hizbullah Terrorist Training Base in Nicaragua

OAS Summit Shows US Decline

Obama Incapable Of Wowing Latin American States As In 2009

Barack Obama was on the defensive at the OAS summit at Cartagena, Columbia.

Obama Incapable Of Wowing Latin American States As In 2009

A-Jad Rails Against Capitalism, America

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against capitalism and the US on the last leg of his Latin American tour.

A-Jad Rails Against Capitalism, America

Iran's Ahmadinejad Begins Tour of Latin America

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins a tour of Latin America Sunday to bolster his support from allies in the Western hemisphere.

Iran's Ahmadinejad Begins Tour of Latin America

Obama Admits the New Reality of US Relations with Latin America

Barack Obama's attempt to push American military hardware in Brazil demonstrate the changed power equation

Obama Admits the New Reality of US Relations with Latin America

U.S. Latina Leaders Visit Israel

Week-long program includes 12 key Latin American women, guests of AJC’s Project Interchange emphasizing Sephardic heritage.

U.S. Latina Leaders Visit Israel