Following the death of Hugo Chavez, there has been a noticeable increase in anti-Semitic graffiti and articles attacking Jews and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, a devout Catholic with Jewish ancestry, who ran against current president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. Blatant anti-Semitism continues being promoted in government owned and aligned media after the elections.
On July 18, 1994, a suicide terrorist drove a car filled with hundreds of kilograms of explosives into the Jewish community's AMIA/DAIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eighty-five people were killed and hundreds were injured.
ADL publishes a number of reports and resources for Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities.
ADL works with Latin American Jewish communities on combatting anti-Semitism.
May 17, 2013 - Mexico City - Swastikas were painted on the outside wall of the Maguen David synagogue.
April 17, 2013 - San Juan - A swastika and the message "I sell soap made of Jews" were found painted on a house.