As a democratic country committed to human rights and civil solidarity, Uruguay is a longstanding strategic partner of the United States and Israel. In fact, Uruguay was one of the first nations to establish official relations with the newly-formed Jewish state in 1948. In January 2020, Uruguay became the first Latin American country to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. Join us for a conversation with Uruguay’s new president, Luis Lacalle Pou, an AJC Project Interchange alumnus, who took office on March 1, just before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Uruguay.


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