Thursday, April 11th, 2013

1001 Nights from Chaco, Argentina

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Chaco Province, Argentina (Source)

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The Chaco Province is in Argentina’s almost tropical north, yet there was enough of an Arab population to support a radio show called Las Mil y Una Noches (1,0001 Nights) which broadcast Arab Music to the Internet and to Chaco.

It was an internet set up; and it was only about 14 shows, but it had some viewers.

USTREAM plays to a small niche market, but it shows that even in a relatively poorer, rural province, Argentina has an Arab population.

These Arabs in Latin America could be a force for peace.

They are assimilated, and Westernized; yet obviously have enough Arab identification that they could be a bridge between the Arab world and the West.

Why is our American government doing nothing to reach out to them?