The Armenian Communities of Mexico and Brazil

An interesting and exciting meeting was held in the conference hall of the Institute of History of NAS.

Science Officer of the Social Anthropology Research Centre of Mexico city, anthropologist Carlos Antaramyan and Doctor of Sciences of the Federal University of San-Paolo Eitor Laweira gave an interesting lecture to the scientific audience.

They revealed new and unknown or little-known aspects of the formation and activity of the Armenian communities in some Latin American countries (Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic) and talked about the relationships of the first Armenians and their families with the authorities and public organizations of these countries. The speakers also touched upon participation of the Armenian communities of Latin America in the process of the acknowledgement and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The lecture was followed by an engaging Q&A session during which the scientific audience members posed different questions.

Director of Institute of History, Academician Ashot Melkonian said in his closing speech that this effective meeting will become a new beginning for the fruitful cooperation, both scientific and practical, with the representatives of the Armenian communities in Latin American countries.