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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Lebanon To Host Latin-American Cinema Festival

The Arabs know how many Arabs are in Latin America

26/10/2013 – 07:00hs
Lebanon to host Ibero-Americano Cinema Festival

Films from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador, Portugal and Spain will be shown in Beirut, from October 31st to November 8th.
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São Paulo – The 4th Ibero-American Cinema Festival will be held in Beirut from October 31st to December 8th. The public may view movies from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador, Portugal and Spain, to be exhibited at Metropolis Empire Sofil.

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There are about 12-14 Million Maronite Christian Lebanese in Latin America alone. About 10x the number of Maronite Christians in Lebanon. Almost every Lebanese Christian in Lebanon has a relative in Latin America. They keep up connections.

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The Almost Truth About Hezbollah

This video is mostly true except for:

1) Between 2000 and 2006, the border between Israel and South Lebanon was relatively quiet. Israel was NOT under constant attack.

2) There is a small strip of land called the Shebaa Farms which Israel rules, but Lebanon claims. I sort of disagree with the Lebanese claim, but it is a contested area.

That being said: the rest of the video is true.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Rabih al Asmar in Brasil 2013

This Lebanese singer moved to Switzerland, but goes all over the world.

His Biography: (Click Here)

What is interesting is that there is a market for him in Brazil.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Group Studes Latin – Arab Relations

10/06/2013 – 09:11hs
Group studies relations between Arabs and Latin America

São Paulo – Two years ago, a group of researchers from different countries decided to join forces to form a centre for studies to examine relations between the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and the nations in Latin America. Thus arose New Generation Consulting, a think tank based in Lebanon that is seeking closer ties with Brazilian organisations.

“There is a very strong and great potential among the regions of the Arab world and Latin America in terms of diaspora, culture and trade. There are strong complementarities, but no one really focused on how to build bridges between the two regions,” said the French-Chilean Janaina Herrera, managing director of the think tank. She and the Lebanese Issam Al Khatib, COO and technological consultant at the research centre, visited the headquarters of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (06) and were greeted by the organisation’s director-general, Michel Alaby.

The New Generation Consulting has ten professionals in different areas, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science and Diplomacy, among others. The centre also has a network of supporters including entrepreneurs who help the project.

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Israel and America should not be ignoring this.

It should be noted that the Arabs in Brazil are heavily Lebanese-Christian, and fairly moderate.

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