List of Latin American Jews

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Jewish immigration to Latin America began with seven sailors arriving in Christopher Columbus' crew. Since then, the Jewish population of Latin America has risen to more than 500,000 — more than half of whom live in Argentina, with large communities also present in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela.[1]

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Jewish from the indicated country of origin or must have references showing they are Jewish from the indicated country of origin and are notable.


The following is a list of some prominent Latin American Jews, arranged by country of origin:

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Main article: List of Chilean Jews

Colombia[edit]

Main: Colombian Jews

Cuba[edit]

Main article: Jewish Cuban

Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Panama[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Main: Venezuelan Jews

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Capriles does not consider himself Jewish, and is opposed to the State of Israel.

References[edit]