Latin Arabia

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Arab-Latin Music Playlist

A Playlist I have put together of some great Arab-Latin Music which I found on the web. Enjoy!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

DOTD – 002 – Cristina Antoniadis and Sami Bordokan

From Brazil.

This is an art form.

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.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The PA Has A Trade Agreement with MercoSur

PA signs free trade agreement with Mercosur

Published Wednesday 21/12/2011 (updated) 26/12/2011 16:55

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday with South American trading bloc Mercosur.

Okay, this is old news I dug up, but it shows an attitude that South America has with the Palestinians. It is an official pro-Palestinian attitude that you would not see in the United States.

Mercosur is a South American trading bloc with includes Argentina, Brazil Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venuezuela.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Brazilain Politican Visits the Land of His Ancestors

Brazilian politician visits ancestral home for first time
April 19, 2013 01:35 AM
By Mohammed Zaatari
The Daily Star

“This is the land of my father and mother, who were from the Hage and Homsi families. My father was a physician who graduated from St. Joseph University and emigrated to Bahia in Brazil in 1925,” Hage boasted to reporters.

Despite his Lebanese heritage, the head of the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil is in Lebanon for the first time. Having attended a conference in Beirut with representatives of countries such as Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Algeria, Hage decided to extend his stay to visit Qaitouleh, the village of his ancestors.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2013/Apr-19/214300-brazilian-politician-visits-ancestral-home-for-first-time.ashx#ixzz2RfjzdWse
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

He found out that he was eligible to vote in Lebanon.

Turns out the Brazilian politician was Christian (read the article – at the source)

What is interesting is how matter-of-factly they refer to Palestine. The South Americans have recognized Palestine as a nation.

This would not be so commonly seen in American reporting.

Jorge Hage is the Comptroller-General of Brazil, which is a cabinet position in that country, roughly equivalent to our Secretary of the Treasury.

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