In February the Buenos Aires-based retailer revealed that it had signed an agreement with the Latin American branch of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to fight antisemitism. As part of a joint strategy, both organisations will work to identify other publications that incite racial hatred, as well removing from sale items such as Nazi memorabilia.
Operating throughout Latin America, Mercado Libre is more popular in the region than e-commerce giant Amazon. The agreement with the WJC affects its operations in all of its markets.
Jacobo Cohen Imach, a Mercado Libre Senior Vice President, said that the agreement was “another step towards the eradication of racial hatred and antisemitism.”