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  • Israelis, Palestinians vie for Latino support during Pope’s visit

    By Simone Wilson

    May 27, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    The first Latin American pope brought a wave of Latino love with him on his trip to the Holy Land last weekend.

    At Pope Francis’ public prayer at Manger Square on May 25 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, near the site where Jesus is believed to have been born, Spanish was being...

  • Key State Dept. official discusses Gross with Cuban counterpart

    May 20, 2014 | 10:35 am

    The top U.S. State Department official dealing with Latin America brought up the plight of Alan Gross in a rare meeting with her Cuban counterpart.

    Roberta Jacobson, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, met in Washington last week with Josefina Vidal,...

  • WWFD: What Would Figueres Do?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I spent Egypt’s second revolution in Costa Rica, in the jungle. It’s amazing what the past of one country can teach you about the present of another.

    Our trip didn’t take us to San Jose long enough for us to visit the small but active Jewish community centered there. We landed...

  • Survey finds worldwide split over attitudes toward gays

    June 4, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    A survey on Tuesday shows a world divided over the acceptance of gays, with countries in Africa and the Middle East strongly opposed even as tolerance grows in Europe, the United States, Canada and parts of Latin America.

    People in predominately Muslim countries such as...

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  • Argentinian Pope Bergoglio a moderate focused on the poor

    March 13, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a moderate known for his strong negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.

    He is a modest man from a middle class family who is content to travel by bus.

    Described by his biographer as...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Obama

    October 17, 2012 | 11:59 am

    [Related: In favor of Romney]

    In debates over which candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, most supports Israel, many have made the case, including in the Journal, that the president’s staunchly pro-Israel policies speak for themselves. This debate must also include a broader...

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wins re-election, defeating grandson of Holocaust survivors

    October 9, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won re-election, defeating Henrique Capriles Radonsky, the grandson of Holocaust survivors

    Chavez took  54.42 percent of the votes to Radonsky's 45 percent in the Oct. 7 poll, his term will end in 2019.

    Chavez, a known friend of Iran, become a...

  • Latin America’s Jewish communities grow, confront challenges

    September 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    When the Sao Paulo Hebraica Sports Club and Community Center in Brazil opened the Aleph School earlier this month, it welcomed 450 students and had 120 more on the waiting list for next year.

    Hebraica, which is similar to an American Jewish community center, has reached 24,000...

  • Latin American rabbis, imams visit D.C.

    March 29, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    A group of Latin American rabbis and imams met with U.S. government officials.

    The group of seven rabbis and seven imams from seven nations met March 27 with officials in the White House and the State Department under the auspices of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which...

  • Ahmadinejad to visit Latin American nations

    December 29, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he will tour four Latin American nations in January.

    Ahmadinejad will be visiting Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador during the second week of January, Iranian officials told state news agency IRNA on Wednesday.

    According to...

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

    March 21, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    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...

  • Guyana recognizes ‘Palestine’

    January 14, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Guyana became the seventh Latin American state in recent weeks to recognize a Palestinian state.

    “It is Guyana’s hope that the increasing recognition of the state of Palestine will contribute to a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the creation of lasting peace and...

  • ‘The Longing’ documents crypto-Jews caught between two worlds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2008 | 2:54 am

    When Gabriela Böhm set out to create her documentary, "The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America," several years ago, she hoped to profile an as-yet-undiscovered secret community of Crypto Jews -- descendants of Jews forced to flee the Spanish Inquisition who continued...
  • Q&A with Argentine Ambassador Hector Timerman

    October 23, 2008 | 12:13 am

    At 53, Argentine Ambassador Hector Timerman is one of South America's top diplomats; recently promoted from consul to New York to the prized post of envoy to the United States, he bears one of the most famous last names in modern South American history. He's the son of the late...
  • The lost members of the tribe in Cuba

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 12, 2008 | 5:08 pm

    I think there are less Jews in Cuba than at Langer’s at any given time, but this small community (it’s actually numbers about 1,500) has spent the past decade on the rebound. Here’s what led to the decline in numbers so small that the synagogue, which still has no rabbi, couldn’t...

  • How South America’s Left Turn Impacts Its Jews

    By Joe Goldman

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    South American Jewish communities are surveying their surroundings anew after elections across the continent in recent years have been dominated by left-wing or center-left parties.

    Among the changes:

    • In 2002, Luis Ignacio "Lula" DaSilva, a union leader from a poor background,...

  • Panama Solar Project Shows Power of Tikkun Olam

    By Steve Factor

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At 7 a.m., after a long, grueling red-eye journey from Los Angeles, our plane landed on a narrow runway carved out of the lush rainforest deep in a remote island area of the Panamanian outback. As my son, Adam, 13, and I trudged off the plane, 40 smiling Kuna natives eagerly...

  • Reading Venezuela’s Enigmatic President

    By Julie Drucker

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "There is no anti-Semitism in Venezuela, we don't know what that is," declared Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador to the United States, in his recent two-day trip to Los Angeles to discuss his country's Bolivarian Revolution and the changing political landscape of Latin...

  • Flying Solo This Winter? Head South

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The leaves have turned, the days are shorter and Chag Urim, the Holiday of Lights, glimmers ahead. In the meantime, if you're single or a student, and itching to plan a winter getaway, we've rounded up a pair of juicy possibilities. Singles might consider a luxury Caribbean cruise...

  • Jew in the Jungle

    By Joy Rothke

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In 2002 I wrote "Tropical Depression: Lost in Paradise," an essay about my misadventures as a newly minted

    expat. It was published about six months after I arrived from San Francisco to tiny, rural La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica.

    Relocating to Central America seemed like a...

  • The Jewish Mambo King

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein had a vision. Perhaps not as dramatic as one of those sightings of Mary Magdalene, but a vision nonetheless.

    He was having lunch one day in 1995 at Brown's Deli in the Miracle Mile area and saw an old Jack La Lanne health spa for lease. "I...

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