57th Anniversary of Syrian-Lebanese Club in Santos Brazil
Santos is a city of 400,000 on the coast, in the São Paulo province in South Brazil. These people are almost certainly all Christian or close to it.
The Lebanese-Christian immigrants to Brazil, and to the rest of the Americas, can trace their roots back to a flight from Turkish and Muslim persecutions. Syrian Christians came to the New World also.
During the Lebanese Civil War, there was a further migration of Lebanese Christians to Brazil.
Brazil is now about 7½% Arab in ethicity. Lebanese Kibbe is now a national dish in Brazil; and can be bought from street vendors everywhere. Of course, there is also a major food chain called Habib’s which serves a mix of Western and Lebanese fast food.
Arabs in Brazil are a major force.