September 20, 2011

Why Abbas Courted Latin America

Joshua Keating, Foreign Policy

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At the end of last year, Brazil and Argentina surprised the world by recognizing the Palestinian state. They were followed in quick succession by almost all of South America, with the notable exception of Colombia. Those moves followed a tour of the region by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in late 2009.

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