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Friday, June 14th, 2013

Chileans Visit Palestinian Territories

There are many Palestinian-Christian-Chileans, usually of Orthodox Christian or Roman Catholic belief.

This tour seems to be run by Evangelicals, however.

They were probably less politicized, then; and the trip was more of a religious/historical nature.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Dubai opens up a Tourism office in São Paulo

24/04/2013 – 20:20hs

Dubai opens tourism office in São Paulo

The emirate’s department in the sector will set up an office in the city of São Paulo. The objective is to double the number of Brazilians travelling to the region.

This quote comes from the Brazil-Arab News Agency.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Chile’s – Barrio Patronato

This is an upscale commercial in the Metro Santiago area of Chile, famous for its large Arab community.


Walking through Barrio Patronato
Untranslated, but you can catch a lot anyway.

Source: Wikipedia

The neighborhood was turned into a commercial district with the arrival of Middle Eastern (Arab, Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese) immigrants since late 19th century. In early 20th century there was a massive influx of Christian Palestinians and Lebanse fleeing the Ottoman Empire due to religious prosecution [sic], and later the economic situation and the outbreak of World War I.

The neighborhood is known as a shopping area for affordable, trendy clothes. It is also home to the Vega Central, or main marketplace for fresh fruits and vegetables. It is possible to find Arabic restaurants

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