Bogotá Conference to Highlight Fight Against Antisemitism Across the Americas

January 23, 2022

An international conference on the fight against antisemitism — organized by Pastor Eduardo Gomez, Director of Latino America Nueva — will be held in the Colombian capital of Bogotá this week, from Wednesday, January 26th, through Friday, January 28th.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), Latino Coalition for Israel (LCI), Confederation of Jewish Communities of Colombia (CCJC), Zionist Federation of Colombia, and Limmud Bogotá.

Officials and organization representatives from countries across the Americas and the world — including Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Honduras, Mexico, the United States, and Israel, are expected to participate, either in-person or virtually, with Israeli Ambassador to Colombia Cristian Cantor and former Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte among them.

The guest of honor will be former Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and his wife Patricia de Morales.

Conference attendees will take part in the official International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony in Bogotá on Thursday.

CAM Director of Hispanic Outreach Shay Salamon will speak at the conference about steps that can be taken throughout Latin America to combat antisemitism and bolster ties with the State of Israel.

All participants will be invited by Solomon to join CAM’s current #CantBeCompared campaign  against Holocaust trivialization and sign the declaration calling for action against this threatening form of antisemitic hate speech.