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Israel, U.S. woo Latin America after neglect leads to tilt away


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/israel_us_woo_latin_america_after_neglect_leads_to_tilt_away_20110321

It’s time for the West to woo Latin America -- some will say it's about time. The United States and Israel appear to be heading toward increasing their focus on the area following years of neglect that has resulted in closer ties between Latin America and Iran -- and gains for the Palestinians. The shift comes amid Iran’s deepening influence in the region, as well as the successes of a Palestinian diplomatic offensive that has seen eight Latin American nations agree to recognize a Palestinian “state” in recent months.

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