The Middle East and Latin America

Implications for Latin America’s security

Authored by: Maria Velez de Berliner

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718691
eBook ISBN: 9781315867908
Adobe ISBN: 9781317965091

10.4324/9781315867908.ch26

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Abstract

The security implications for Latin America of its relations with the Middle East are best understood if they are analyzed from the perspective of the long history the Middle East has in Latin America. The presence of Iran in the region since 2005, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected president of Iran, is particularly relevant, since Iran and a number of Latin American countries share some interests: economic relations, anti-U.S. sentiment, and diversification of trade and foreign relations (Woodrow Wilson Center Reports on the Americas 2010). Except for an undercurrent of anti-Semitism prevalent in the region, particularly as it relates to Israel’s actions in Palestine, Latin America sees its relations with the Middle East as an economic opportunity rather than political cooperation.

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