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Monday, April 29th, 2013

A Forecast Lecture by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

74 Lecture on the economic scenarios of Arab countries for 2013 from Arab Brazilian Chamber on Vimeo.

It is a month old, but still interesting. About Arab countries and their economies in 2013.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Argentina and Brazil Plan to Boost Exports to Arabs

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 – 02:09 UTC

Argentina and Brazil private sectors team up to promote exports to Arab countries

With the intention of boosting exports to Arab nations, the Argentine and Brazilian chambers of commerce have established an Arab-South American Commerce Federation it was reported in Buenos Aires.

The aim is to increase both countries’ exports to the region after reaching a combined total revenue of 30 billion dollars last year, with six billion corresponding to Argentina.

This is really heating up. These regions are connected by blood as well as interests.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Arab Influence on Samba

74 Brazilian Route from Arab Brazilian Chamber on Vimeo.

Certainly, a lot of the Blacks slaves which went to Brazil were Muslim when they first arrived; but after the Malê Revolt of the early 19th century (around 1835), the Brazilians totally crushed Islam in Brazil.

the Malê Revolt

Fearing the example might be followed, the Brazilian authorities began to watch the malês very carefully and in subsequent years intensive efforts were made to force conversions to Catholicism and erase the popular memory and affection towards Islam. However, the African Muslim community was not erased overnight, and as late as 1910 it is estimated there were still some 100,000 African Muslims living in Brazil.

In effect, Islam was crushed.

In 2010, the Brazilian census reported only 35,167 Muslims. Most of there were of recent immigrant stock.

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