Israel Faces Latin American Backlash | The Wall Street Journal

| July 31, 2014


“On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc in Caracas, Venezuela, the presidents of four of the five countries in the organization [Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela] demanded an end to the military actions in Gaza and called for Israel to permit the free flow of people, food and humanitarian aid. … That same day, three other Latin American countries called home their ambassadors: El Salvador, Chile and Peru.


“On Tuesday, at a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc in Caracas, Venezuela, the presidents of four of the five countries in the organization [Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela] demanded an end to the military actions in Gaza and called for Israel to permit the free flow of people, food and humanitarian aid. … That same day, three other Latin American countries called home their ambassadors: El Salvador, Chile and Peru. The region’s most influential country, Brazil, had done so last week, while Ecuador made the move on July 17. … Leftist Venezuela, which sharply opposes U.S. policy in the Middle East and is Latin America’s most vocal critic of Israel, broke relations with the Jewish state years ago.” Full story here.

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