In a special video address to AJC Global Forum 2023, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou described the close bonds between his country and Israel that date back to the founding of the Jewish state in 1948.
In this session, moderated by Wayne Sussman, Director of the AJC Africa Institute, the experts discuss key issues surrounding Israel-Africa relations: the role of innovation and technology, demography, trade, and security, along with numerous opportunities for cooperation in areas such as agriculture, energy, healthcare, and more.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known popularly as “Lula,” 77, recently won Brazil’s closely watched presidential election over President Jair Bolsonaro, 67, a right-wing populist and deeply polarizing figure in Latin America’s largest country.
This week, Fernando Lottenberg, the first Organization of American States (OAS) Commissioner to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, and Dina Siegel Vann, Director of AJC's Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, join us to discuss the progress that’s been made since the 1994 terrorist attack on the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, and the work left to do in Latin America.
During his visit to Santiago, Chile earlier this month, AJC CEO David Harris met with the editors of La Palabra Israelita, the country’s national Jewish newspaper. The interview was published as Chileans went to the polls, electing Gabriel Boric as the next president. The issues David discussed included antisemitism in Chile and the region, the sizable Palestinian community in Chile, and challenges to relations between Chile and Israel and to U.S.-Chile ties.