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History of Vegetarian Societies in Latin America
& the Caribbean


The dates below are when the Society was formed, where known. If the date of formation is not known then it is the date they joined IVU. The links go to historical details about each society.

  • 1891 - Valparaiso Chile
  • 1921 - Brazil Vegetarian Society

  • 1975 - Temas Atuais na Promoção da Saúde, Brazil
  • 1977 - Soc. Naturologiia de Venezuela
  • 1977 - ACUVINA, Panama
  • 1977 - Assoc. de Veg.Nat. de Columbia
  • 1977 - Assoc. Mexicana Naturista
  • 1977 - Assoc. Nat. Guyana
  • 1979 - Latin-American Vegetarian Union
  • 1997 - Associan Cultores de Vida Natural (Panama)
  • 1997 - Vegetarian Society of Bermuda
  • 1999 - Association Mexicana de Vegetarianos
  • 1999 - Los Vegetarianos (Colombia)
  • 2000 - Food for Life Sao Paulo
  • 2000 - Unión Vegetariana Argentina
  • 2001 - Union Conciencia Alimentaria (Chile)
  • 2003 - Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira
  • 2003 - Unión de Vegetarianos del Uruguay
  • 2003 - Unión Vegetarianos Patagónicos

There is also a more general history of vegetarianism in Latin America

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