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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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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Arab Cinema 2016 in São Paulo

Source: SHOWING ARAB WORLD CINEMA 2016

Between 11 and 28 August, four locations in São Paulo will be hosting the 11th annual Arab World Cinema, bringing the Brazilian public a sample of the best film produced in Arab countries in recent years.

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Translated with help of Google Chrom Translation App

FROM AUGUST 10 to 28 (I think August 10th is outside São Paulo)

Khalil Gibran’s THE PROPHET – one of the movies to be shown

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Brazilians Detain Lebanese Suspected Of Links To Hezbollah

Source: BIOBIO Chile Friday, July 29, 2016

The São Paulo military police arrested Nabha Lebanese Fadi Hassan, [on] Thursday night, suspected of having links with Shiite group Hezbollah , reported [by] the institution, one week before the start of the Olympic Games in Brazil.

[The] 42-year-old suspect was wanted by Interpol since 2013 on charges of international drug trafficking. He was arrested in the city of Caieiras, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan cord, said a note of the military police reported on its website. … (Read More)

Translated by Chrome app. I made some minor grammatical corrections: errors common to all translation engines. They always fail with pronouns and articles.

The News Source is Chilean, though the story concerns Brazil.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Brazilian Jihadis May Disrupt Olypmics

Source: Independent, Monday 18 July 2016

A  Brazilian Jihadist group has pledged allegiance to Isis just weeks before the Olympic Games are due to take place in Rio de Janeiro.

According to extremist monitoring group SITE Intelligence, a channel on the Telegram app called Ansar al-Khilafah #Brazil has posted a message of support for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The vast majority (around 95%) of Latin American Arabs are Christian. So this group is not representative.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Shahiya in São Paulo

Posted on YouTube: July 26, 2016

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