Category Archives: Judaism in Latin America

Argentina, Israel, and Misguided Hyperbole

Israel may have legitimate reasons to dislike the agreement between Iran and Argentina to establish a Truth Commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. However, this is ridiculous: Israel has strongly criticised Argentina for its … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, International Relations, Judaism in Latin America, Latin American Foreign Relations, Religion in Latin America, Truth Commissions

On the Historical Presence of Jews in the Americas

The AP has an interesting, if sad, story on the fading away of an historic Jewish cemetery in Curação. The cemetery has been there since the mid-1700s, but the impacts of human environmental policy have sped up the natural process … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Curação, Judaism in Latin America, Latin America, Latin American History, Religion in Latin America, United States

Around Latin America

-In a potential step towards addressing human rights, Mexico has announced it will move to prosecute military officials accused of human rights violations in civil courts, rather than in secretive military tribunals. Traditionally, military officials who are involved in the drug … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Around Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil, Citizenship, Civil Conflict in the Americas, Colombia, Development in Latin America, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionárias de Colombia (FARC), Human Rights Issues, Human Rights Violations, Impunity, Indigenous Peoples, Judaism in Latin America, Land Struggles & Issues, Latin American Economies, Mercosur/Mercosul, Mexico, Police in the Americas, Police Violence, Prisoners' Rights, Race in the Americas, São Paulo, Venezuela, Violence in the Americas

Argentine-Iranian Relations and the Concerns of Argentine Jews

The New York Times has a good piece up on Argentinian-Iranian relations and the Jewish response in Argentina. The two countries have recently and slowly begun improving diplomatic ties through both informal and formal talks, as Argentina seeks to turn to new … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Buenos Aires, Judaism in Latin America, Latin American Foreign Relations, Memory Struggles

Neo-Nazi Training and Destruction of Jewish Tombs Denounced in Chile

Yesterday, Movilh (the Chilean Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation) denounced before the National Intelligence Agency (ANI) that a group of “neo-Nazi sympathizers” in Chile are receiving paramilitary training and attempted to damage some Jewish tombs. Photos of the activities, … Continue reading

Posted in Chile, Gender and Sexuality, Human Rights Issues, Judaism in Latin America, LGBT Rights & Issues, Paramilitary Groups, Race in the Americas, Religion in Latin America, Violence in the Americas | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Around Latin America

As I was absent from blogging the past several days, a lot of worthwhile news came out of Latin America, so today will have two posts on news from around the region (the second will come later today). -Former Guatemalan … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Around Latin America, Brazil, Brazil's Military Dictatorship, Civil Conflict in the Americas, Drugs and the Drug Trade in the Americas, Guatemala, Guatemala's Civil War, Guyana, Haiti, Human Rights Issues, Human Rights Violations, Impunity, Indigenous Peoples, Jamaica, Judaism in Latin America, Latin American Economies, LGBT Rights & Issues, Mexico, Mexico's Institutional Dictatorship, Peru, Peru's Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), Police in the Americas, Police Violence, Protests in Latin America, Student Movements, The "Disappeared", Torture, Truth Commissions

Around Latin America

-Yesterday marked the 48th anniversary of the military coup that launched Brazil’s 21-year dictatorship, and last Thursday, when retired soldiers got together to celebrate the event, hundreds of people gathered to provide a counter-demonstration, calling the officers “murderers” and demanding … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Argentina's Military Dictatorship (1976-1983), Around Latin America, Brazil, Brazil's Military Dictatorship, Brazilian Music, Children's Rights, Guatemala, Judaism in Latin America, Malvinas/Falklands Islands, Mexico, Peasant Movements, The Malvinas War, Women's Rights