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Israel and Latin America: Brothers in Arms

Oksana Skopich

“In the military-political context, cooperation between Israel and Latin America has several effects, not all of them uniformly positive. Such cooperation strengthens the defense industries of Latin American countries, and better military technology helps them in their fight against terrorism and crime. However, there is the danger of Israeli military equipment and technology falling into the hands of armed groups and crime syndicates, which threatens stability in the region. Like many Western countries, Israel does not pay sufficient attention to controls over arms exports, especially with regard to re-exports of Israeli arms to third countries. There is a clear need for new controls over arms exports,” maintains the author.

Israel and Latin America: Brothers in Arms


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