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Monday, April 8th, 2013

A Blast from the Argentine Past

Credit to (ElAljibedeTodos)

Desde El Aljibe means FROM THE[Community Water] WELL which served the function of the community gathering place and center of news of like sort of similar to the THE OFFICE WATER COOLER in the USA.

Desde El Aljibe was on the air in Argentina from 2003-2011, when it was cancelled to make way for an Islamic religious program that no one wanted.

About 90% of Arab-Argentines are Christian, and the few Muslims among them are non-practicing as a rule.

There was a suspicion that the Saudi-funded Islamic Center got Desde El Aljibe cancelled.

That being said, this is a video when Desde El Aljibe was teaching about Arab Cooking, in this case the topic of Arab coffee. Cooking was a regular section of their weekly show.

No translation is really needed. I wanted to show how pervasive Arab influence is in South America.

The show was broadcast out of Buenos Aires on the Government Public TV channel 7 which meant one-third of the country could see it.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The Lebanese-Palestinian Ballroom

Note: Sweet 15 (Quince años) is the Latin equivalent to our Sweet 16

Apparently, this is a new establishment. Their site (Click Here) is still under construction.

It seems to be built like a mosque. I do not know if they are merely mimicking a Mid-Eastern style, or this reflects the personal beliefs of the owners.

But notice the name: Palestino-Libanés (Lebanese Palestinian)

There is a Lebanese aspect to this. Most Lebanese in Mexico are (Maronite) Catholic. However, those Catholics would be more assimilated and Western.

So I cannot say if the owner(s) is/are Muslim Christian; but two Arab ethnicities are involved, Whether by two owners, two styles of food, or one person of two ancestries, I do not know.

What I can say is that is it looks like a classy joint. Arabs tend to have a high station in Latin America. This may be one example.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The Avengers on Team Habib’s

This is from last year, 2012, with the Avengers Movie.

But notice …. It is a commercial for Habib’s Fast Food Restaurant in Brazil.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Palestinian Bread from Mexico

Palestinian Bread from Mexico

Palestinian Bread From Mexico!

The Latins call pita bread “pan árabe” (Arab bread). This is basically pita bread from scratch.

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