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According to the first exit polls, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, candidate of the National Regeneration Movement won the election for the Head of Government of Mexico City on Sunday and did so with a wide margin in front of her closest opponents: Alejandra Barrales Magdaleno , of PRD, and Mikel Arriola Peñalosa, of PRI. The representative of the left, led by...
Guatamalan President Jimmy Morales with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Nov. 29, 2016. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.
Anti-Israel campaigns in Latin America, specifically in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, have grown in recent years. For decades, Latin American governments generally had strong ties with Israel, but this shifted during the 2000s when many governments demonstrated solidarity with Palestinians by recognizing a Palestinian state and condemning Israeli actions in Gaza. Still, countries such as Mexico and Argentina have substantial...
In the wake of a deadly volcanic eruption that killed at least 25 people in Guatemala, Israel will send emergency-aid money for supplies. There is currently no report as to whether Israel will send search-and-rescue and medical teams to the country, whose Volcan deFuego erupted before noon on Sunday, sending lava pouring down streets by 4 p.m. At least 18...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) meets with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in Jerusalem, Nov. 29, 2016, on the 69th anniversary of Guatemala’s key role in the diplomatic events that laid the foundation for the state of Israel’s creation. Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90.
The Arab League lashed out at Guatemala on Wednesday, saying it will no longer engage in relations with the country because of the decision to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In accordance with the guidelines of Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the organization’s Secretariat revoked the Memorandum of Understanding with the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes (left) at the official opening ceremony of the Paraguay embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, 2018. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
The White House issued a statement on Tuesday night, praising Paraguay for relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were in attendance at the May 21 inauguration, just five days after the Guatemalan embassy opening in Jerusalem, and a week after America became the first country to...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at the official opening ceremony of the Paraguay embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, 2018. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
The new Embassy of Paraguay in Jerusalem was opened in the Malha Technological Park on Monday, attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes, dignitaries, officials, and guests. The new embassy is the third to open in Jerusalem.  The United States opened its Jerusalem embassy on May 14, followed by Guatemala two days later, also at the Malha...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales Cabrera at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
Just two days after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem to much fanfare, Guatemala made its move to open its embassy in the Israeli capital. Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales said: “With the opening of our embassy in the city of Jerusalem, Guatemala takes a courageous decision, a step forward in favor of union and friendship. This decision will be a...
A view of Santiago, Chile with the Andes mountains in the background. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Israel has received a significant boost from its allies in Latin America in recent months, with both Guatemala and Paraguay moving their embassies to Jerusalem and with Honduras rumored to follow suit as well. Yet in Chile, which is home to one of the largest Palestinian communities in the world, the situation for the country’s tiny Jewish community is...
Following the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem this coming Monday, Guatemala is planning to make a similar move on Wednesday and open its own new embassy in Jerusalem’s Malha Technological Park. “Historically, we believe this is the right step and the right thing to do,” Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told Israel Hayom in an exclusive interview. The embassy move...
In a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas urged Latin American countries not to move their countries’ Israeli embassies to Jerusalem. “We hope that some countries across Latin America will not go moving their embassies to Jerusalem because that is against international law,” he told Maduro in Caracas. The statement came as Paraguay said it would...

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