Monday, May 8th, 2017

Brazil’s President is of Lebanese Descent

Brazil is going through tough economic times, but it is still the ninth largest economy in the world. Since last year (2016), it has been led by President Michel Temer, the son of Christian Lebanese immigrants.

Again, this is typical of Latin America, where Arab are strongly over-represented in the halls of power.

Temer reflects Brazil’s divisive politics. The right wing loves him. The left hates him, and his austerity policies.

Source: REUTERS May 8, 2017

President Michel Temer has hailed the drop in inflation as evidence that his austerity agenda was putting Latin America’s largest economy on a solid footing for recovery.

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