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BA4P ─ Latin America
  • "Panama Arrests Head of Brazil-Palestine Institute" (The Palestine Chronicle, March 18, 2023): click here!
    Panamanian authorities on Thursday evening detained the President of the Brazil-Palestine Institute (IBRASPAL) Ahmed Shehada at Tocumen International Airport and withdrew his Brazilian passport, Brazilian media reported. Shehada was reportedly traveling to Columbia to participate in the second conference for the Palestinian Union in Latin America, taking place between March 17 and 19 in Barranquilla.
  • "Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico jointly condemn Israeli settlement announcements" (Times of Israel, Feb 18, 2023): click here!
    Latin American countries maintain Jerusalem’s ‘unilateral measures constitute serious violations of international law and the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council’.
  • Eman ABUSIDU: "Brazil Expert: Palestine cause will be at the frontline of Brazil's political scene" (MEMo, January 20, 2023 ): click here!
    Lula da Silva, the most famous politician leader in Latin America, has triumphantly returned as Brazil´s President for the third time in a ceremony held at the National Congress in Brasília. Just one day after left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office in January, Brazil has announced a fundamental shift in its diplomacy toward the Palestinian cause, where it has topped again at the forefront of Brazil's political scene, after years of absence due to Bolsonaro's pro-Israel policy.
  • Adam LUCENTE: "Brazil’s Lula fires Israel ambassador as part of pro-Palestine shift" (Al-Monitor, January 13, 2023 ): click here!
    Bolsonaro was a strong supporter of Israel and friendly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He visited Israel in 2019. During the October election, Bolsonaro’s wife Michelle voted in a T-shirt bearing the Israeli flag. The left-leaning Lula administration, on the other hand, has indicated it will take a relatively more pro-Palestine approach to the conflict.
  • Natalia A. Ramos MIRANDA, "Chile plans to open an embassy in the Palestinian territories" (Reuters, Dec 23, 2022): click here!
    Chile plans to open an embassy in the Palestinian territories, President Gabriel Boric said late on Wednesday, which could make the Andean country one of only a handful to have an embassy-level office in the territories that are contested with Israel.
  • Eman ABUSIDU: "Latin America´s Presidents speak loudly for Palestinian rights at the United Nations" (MEMo, Sept 23, 2022) : click here!
    While claiming to support accountability for Abu Akleh’s slaying, the Biden administration has deferred to Israel’s self-investigation mechanism, long discredited by international organizations and human rights groups. Israel announced the findings of its internal probe earlier this month, admitting that one of its soldiers is likely responsible for the journalist’s death.


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