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Clarification about Representation of Evangelical Christians in Latin America

July 1, 2014

New York, NY - July 1, 2014

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has been surprised to read in recent weeks of claims about evangelical networks seeking to represent evangelical Christians in Latin America and beyond. Following these claims, the WEA has been asked by the leaders of the 19 national Evangelical Alliances in Latin America to publicly contribute to clarification.

The WEA recognizes the Latin Evangelical Alliance (Alianza Evangelica Latina, AEL) as the only regional representation of evangelicals within Latin America. The AEL was formed in November 2013 by the Presidents of 19 national Evangelical Alliances from the whole of Latin America, including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

These national Evangelical Alliances are Associations, which together represent large percentages of the evangelical churches and ministries in the continent - a continent in which the numbers of evangelicals have grown remarkably in recent decades.

For further detail on the formation and purpose of the AEL, the WEA refers to its media release of November 19, 2013: WEA Is Delighted to Announce the Formation of a New Latin Evangelical Alliance


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